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Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials

The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb's platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Regulations, Radio, Bill De Blasio, Airbnb, Rentals, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Home Sharing


Engel & Völkers launches in Brooklyn amid luxury real estate boom

Global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers announced Thursday it's entering the Brooklyn market with three new offices led by Donald Brennan, a longtime residential real estate leader in New York City. 
Tags: Radio, Agent, Industry News, Luxury Real Estate, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Anthony Hitt, Engel & Völkers, Real Estate Franchise, Donald Brennan, Engel & Völkers Brownstone Brooklyn


Felix Homes starts flat-fee service

Felix Homes, the Nashville-based startup, just launched a flat-fee service for those who do not qualify for its iBuyer program.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Felix Homes, Tyler Forte, Felix Flat Fee


America’s most expensive rental is available for $1.5M a month

The mega-mansion, located at 908 Bel Air Road and initially priced for sale at $180 million, was listed for rent earlier this week. The dwelling covers more than 34,000 square feet and comes with an infinity pool, a health and wellness spa, and surround views of the ocean and the mountains. Celebrity plastic surgeon and developer Raj Kanodia built the property for home-flipping profit in 2018.
Tags: Agent, Collection, Lifestyle, Listings, News Brief, Branden Williams, Compass, Hilton & Hyland, Raj Kanodia, Tyrone McKillen


HUD rule would roll back transgender homeless protections

Transgender people experience homelessness at higher rates than the average population, according to surveys. One recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, a trans rights advocacy group, found that up to 30 percent of its 27,715 transgender-identifying respondents had been homeless at some point in their lives, and 12 percent due to their transgender identity.
Tags: Industry News, News Brief, Regulations, ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Homeless Shelter, Homelessness, Hud, Jeff Berger, Jennifer Wexton, NAGLREP, National Center for Transgender Equality, Transgender


Famous California ‘Murder Mansion’ hits the market for $3.5M

The Los Feliz mansion, where cardiologist Harold Perelson once killed his wife with a hammer in 1959, is up for sale for $3.5 million.
Tags: Agent, Collection, Lifestyle, Listings, News Brief, Select, Harold Perelson, Jeff Simon, Lillian Perelson, Realtor.com, Scott Pinkerton


Amazon HQ2 sent home prices skyrocketing in VA neighborhood

Six months after Amazon said it would build a major office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices in the area have risen by $110,000.
Tags: Analysis, Industry News, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Select, Technology, Amazon, Arlington, Crystal City, Danielle Hale, Long Island City, Realtor.com


SEC charges real estate developer with fraud in Ponzi scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action Thursday against New York State real estate developer Robert Morgan.
Tags: Industry News, Mortgage, News Brief, Daniel Michael, Fraud, Kevin Morgan, Ponzi scheme, Real Estate Developer, Robert Morgan, Sec, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission


Mortgage rates hit yearly low

Mortgage rates continued to slide downward this week, reaching a new yearly low of 4.06 percent on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Mortgage Rates, Freddie Mac, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Sam Khater


Mortgage rates hit yearly lows

Mortgage rates continued to slide downward this week, reaching a new yearly low of 4.06 percent on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage.
Tags: Markets & Economy, Mortgage, News Brief, Freddie Mac, Mortgage Rates, Sam Khater


New-home sales drop from March, but are up annually

Sales of new single-family homes dropped 6.9 percent from March to April, but are up 7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest data. 
Tags: Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief


Realtor.com lays off Arizona sales team, consolidates in California

The team in Scottsdale had been working on realtor.com's lead generation and marketing products, which are geared toward real estate agents. Now, all those sales efforts at realtor.com will be consolidated into an office in Westlake Village, California, about 37 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Tags: Technology, California, Los Angeles, Leads, Radio, Arizona, Agent, Robert Thomson, News Corp, Lead Generation, Industry News, Scottsdale, Westlake Village, Brokerage, Select, News Brief


Redfin’s new agent-free service hits regulatory snag

Redfin Direct, a pilot program that allows consumers to make direct offers on homes listed by real estate brokerage Redfin online without being represented by a buyer's agent, is violating a regulation regarding agency disclosure, according to a Massachusetts state agency that oversees real estate licensees.
Tags: Massachusetts, Regulations, Radio, Agent, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Real Estate Agency, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Dual Agent, Redfin Direct, Agency Disclosure, Fiduciary Duty


ERA Real Estate partners with HomeAdvisor for concierge services

HomeAdvisor provides access to a range of painting, landscaping and home repair professionals.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Homeadvisor, News Brief, ERA Real Estate, Simon Chen


HUD Secretary slammed for confusing REO with Oreo cookies

Despite the controversy that has swirled around his tenure, following the Oreo incident, Ben Carson attempted to downplay his apparent confusion.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Hud, Mortgage, Donald Trump, Oreo, Foreclosure, Ben Carson, Trump, Department of Housing and Urban Development, News Brief, REO, Ben Carlson, Katie Porter, President Trump


Compass poaches entire 22-person Coldwell Banker team

Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself.
Tags: Softbank, Los Angeles, Radio, Agent, Compass, Industry News, Santa Monica, Coldwell Banker, Pacific Union, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Alain Pinel Realtors, Pacific Union International, Robert Reffkin, Wydler Brothers Real Estate


Compass poaches entire Coldwell Banker team

Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself.
Tags: Softbank, Los Angeles, Radio, Agent, Compass, Industry News, Santa Monica, Coldwell Banker, Pacific Union, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Alain Pinel Realtors, Pacific Union International, Robert Reffkin, Wydler Brothers Real Estate


Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M

NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent.
Tags: Technology, Israel, San Francisco, Investing, Radio, Venture Capital, Firefly, Zillow, Zeus, Venture Funding, Ribbon, Trulia, Industry News, Lyric, Select, News Brief


Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping

A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents.
Tags: Mobile, Texas, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Fort Worth, Ring, Michael Webb, News Brief, Salem Sabatka


Airbnb launches partnership with DNA testing company 23andMe

The partnership comes amid what Airbnb says is a rise in "heritage travel," or trips people take to connect with their ancestors' homelands.
Tags: Travel, Technology, Ipo, Radio, Food And Drug Administration, Airbnb, Gentrification, Stock Market, DNA testing, Initial Public Offering, 23andMe, Industry News, Select, News Brief


Meet the man behind the viral Amazon tiny home

The DIY homes have been reimagined as art galleries, chapels and Airbnb rentals since going viral last week. No one is more surprised than Allwood Outlet CEO Tapani Pekkala.
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Tiny Homes, Solvalla, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Allwood Outlet, Tapani Pekkala


Best friends 4ever? Redfin strikes deal with Zillow to list in 4 cities

Long-time rivals Zillow and Redfin have finally made peace — over one issue at least — and struck a deal that allows the former to directly host the latter's listings in four U.S. cities.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mls, Nashville, Seattle, Zillow, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Charlotte, Des Moines, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, Redfin Now


Existing-home sales dip in April

Existing home sales for single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops fell 0.4 percent from March to April and were down 4.4 percent year-over-year.
Tags: Radio, Prices, April, Inventory, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Home Sales, Existing-Home Sales, MLS & Associations


Rent skyrockets in March — especially in the Southwest

Nationwide, rental rates continue to rise, particularly in the Southwest, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, released Tuesday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Southwest, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Molly Boesel


NAR files motion to dismiss ‘bombshell’ buyer-side lawsuit

In a statement, NAR said it wants the suit thrown out because it "misrepresents" the organization's rules that govern multiple listing services.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Class Action, Industry News, NAR, Keller Williams, HomeServices of America, Realogy, Select, News Brief, RE/MAX, National Association Realtors, John Smaby, Christopher Moehr


Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The "Keyo Guarantee" is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to 2 months' rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.
Tags: Landlord, Technology, New York City, Radio, Venture Capital, Rentals, Rental, Bay Area, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Artificial intelligence (AI, Keyo, Adrian Gross, Keyo Guarantee


House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, District Of Columbia, Industry News, Lgbt Discrimination, David Cicilline, News Brief, President Trump, NAGLREP, Jeff Berger, LGBT housing rights, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equality Act


Digital home designer Higharc raises $4.7M in seed round

Flush with funding, Higharc's new software was developed to ease the pain and cost of custom home building.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Architecture, Venture Capital, Agent, Home Design, News Brief, 3d Design, Custom Homes, 3D home building, Digital Home Design, Higharc


Digital home designer Higharc raises $4.7M seed round

Flush with funding, Higharc's new software was developed to ease the pain and cost of custom home building.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Architecture, Venture Capital, Agent, Home Design, News Brief, 3d Design, Custom Homes, 3D home building, Digital Home Design, Higharc


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to list Westchester home

Now that his daughters are all grown up, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to list his Westchester home for $2.3 million.
Tags: New York, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester, Sandra Lee, News Brief