New-home sales show housing ready for rescue role

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

New-home sales show housing ready for rescue role Sales of new houses in August rose to 1.001 million at a seasonally adjusted and annualized pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday – the first time the number has broken 1 million in 14 years. The number shows that while other secto

RE/MAX acquires location intelligence data company

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

RE/MAX acquires location intelligence data company RE/MAX Holdings has acquired fintech company the Gadberry Group, its second fintech acquisition this month. No financial details were disclosed in Monday’s announcement, but according to RE/MAX the acquisition was comprised of cash and stock.

Time is almost up to nominate your Tech Trendsetter!

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Time is almost up to nominate your Tech Trendsetter! For the second year in a row, HousingWire’s Tech Trendsetters award will recognize 50 individuals in the technology industry. The award highlights the most impactful and innovative technology leaders serving the housing economy. No

Here are the 2020 HousingWire Vanguards

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Here are the 2020 HousingWire Vanguards The 2020 list of HousingWire Vanguard potential candidates was more competitive than ever before. On any other given year, many would have easily won – but this was not any other year. The competition was fierce.  But even more impressive was th

Real estate agents can host virtual home tours with this new solution

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Real estate agents can host virtual home tours with this new solution On Wednesday, real estate tech company Zigzy launched beta testing of Townify, a solution that enables real estate agents to host virtual open houses, which has become a necessity in a time when we are told to remain socially dis

Better.com in talks to raise $100M at $4B valuation: report

Date: 24 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Better.com in talks to raise 0M at B valuation: report Digital mortgage lender Better.com is in talks to raise more than $100 million in new funding that would value the company at about $4 billion before an upcoming public offering, according to a new report. The New York-based mortgage lender

Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices

Date: 23 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices Vexed by work-from-home arrangements owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners are taking the long view and rethinking floor plans. The reality is, home offices are no longer a luxury. In the initial three weeks of public h

Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says

Date: 23 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says Home prices jumped more than 2% between May and July, the largest two-month gain on record, as Americans emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns bought real estate, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said in a Wednesday report. Gains in prices were driv

Rock Venture’s Trina Scott to speak at HousingWire Annual

Date: 23 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Rock Venture’s Trina Scott to speak at HousingWire Annual Call it what you want – a disruption, a revolution, a transformation or perhaps a thorn in your side, there is no denying the pandemic has stirred the housing industry in all its sectors. How companies adapt and pivot while fostering the

Zillow iBuying program brings real estate transactions in-house by licensing Zillow Homes employees

Date: 23 Sep 2020 / Posted By: admin

Zillow iBuying program brings real estate transactions in-house by licensing Zillow Homes employees The iBuyers are quickly becoming all-in-one-buyers. On Wednesday, Zillow announced that its Zillow Offers customers will be offered “a more simple, integrated transaction experience through added s