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Vishal Garg opens up about the rise and fall of Better.com

"To be absolutely blunt, I'd never managed more than 10 people in my life." Better CEO talks to Insider after months out of the spotlight while the company struggled through market downturn.

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Rocket promotes from within, names new CFO and general counsel

Brian Brown and Tina John are tapped to fill openings created by the retirement of two top executives, Julie Booth and Angelo Vitale.

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Homebuyers, lenders increasingly wise to flood risk: Zillow

Mortgage applications were more likely to be denied by lenders or withdrawn by homebuyers in census tracts where a higher share of buildings was at risk of future flooding.

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United Real Estate expands reach with new Jacksonville acquisition

The deal brings 400 new agents into the network and will see the Jacksonville, Florida, brokerage operate under the new name United Real Estate Gallery and retain all current leadership.

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RE/MAX Holdings appoints new chief information officer

Former Fathom Realty executive Grady Ligon has joined the company, bringing more than 20 years of experience in financial and brokerage technology.

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Weakest Q3 for US apartment leasing in 3 decades

RealPage reports the third quarter saw the biggest slowdown in leasing traffic in 30 years of tracking. Paired with a slowdown in rent, it’s the latest sign of turbulence in the housing market.

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Homie CEO resigns as flat-fee brokerage lays off more workers

The company is among the most prominent of the upstart flat-fee brokerages that rose in recent years, but will lose cofounder and CEO Johnny Hanna as the market experiences "turmoil."

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The 9 US housing markets where tenants are most behind on rent

One in every four renters in some U.S. markets is behind on monthly rent payments after a historic run-up in prices, according to data released Monday by real estate portal MyEListing.com.

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Brown Harris Stevens launches a new digital hub for agents, ‘BHSOne’

The in-house-built, internal digital hub includes features like an agent design studio, a video library of educational content, a marketing center, a region-specific document library and more.

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Collabra debuts market analytics and video tool, Market Spotlight

The tool, which is part of Collabra's RElumio digital marketing platform, is designed to incorporate market data into listing videos with minimal effort — an industry 1st, the company says.

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Court orders Anywhere to hand over NAR commission rule documents

Judge M. Page Kelley noted the real estate holding company formerly known as Realogy allegedly perpetuated NAR and MLS PIN's "substantively identical" buyer broker commission rules.

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Credit union invites members to back zero-down mortgages

Blue Federal Credit Union is partnering with real estate agents to find creditworthy borrowers for creative "no-money-down" mortgage program.

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Holy political fix, Batman! Compass broker at center of Batmobile probe

Broker Sam Anagnostou allegedly used political connections in San Mateo County, California, to press criminal charges against an automaker he accused of failing to deliver a $210,000 replica Batmobile.

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500+ content ideas for your real estate business

To take the hard work out of idea generation and let you focus on content creation, we've pulled together this massive list of content ideas. There's something for every type of agent on this list — regardless of experience, comfort level and preferred media.

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5 Airbnb options that are cheaper than this $143 a night storage unit

Short-term rental owners were surprised to find a container without windows and 3 bunk beds brought in that much rent. "Jesus Christ," wrote one short-term rental investor, "someone has done it." Here are five Airbnb options that are cheaper than that.

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Mortgage company Cornerstone Home Lending is now a bank

The acquisition and merger with Roscoe State Bank pave the way for the lender to provide new products, services and resources through advanced technologies.

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UWM now offering mortgages without lender’s title insurance

The nation's largest wholesale mortgage lender moves to capitalize on rule changes by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aimed at helping borrowers save on their closing costs.

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Nester unites nerds and contractors, lifts curtain on housing costs

Nester's model is yet another great example of how real estate market and consumer services data can coalesce to improve how homebuyers and homesellers respond to the market.

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In 3 months, spending on new home construction fell by 9%

August numbers show spending on new single-family homes dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $436 billion, a 2.9 percent fall from July, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday.

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Massachusetts broker gets 2.5 years for $1.8M homebuyer scheme

The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts sentenced broker Michael Flavin to 30 months in federal prison for manipulating homebuyers into signing $1.8 million in fraudulent contracts, according to The Real Deal on Sunday.

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