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WATCH: Back to Basics 101 — Focus on relationship-building

Broker-owner Barbara Betts shares why it’s imperative to build trust with your sphere — those people who already know and like you....

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Miami MLS, Rental Beast partner to help agents amid housing shortage

The Miami Association of Realtors has teamed up with Rental Beast, an all-in-one online rental listing service, to help its agent and broker members do business amidst a severe housing shortage....

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3 real estate execs talk equality and Hispanic homeownership rates

Leaders from Realogy, RE/MAX and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices discussed how the industry can better serve and connect with the Hispanic community during the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' conference....

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Big mortgage insurer may jump on IPO bandwagon

After throwing in the towel on a $2.7 billion merger, Genworth considering spinning off its mortgage insurance division....

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Consumers ask: When is the housing market going to crash?

Home prices are growing at record pace and competition in some areas is red hot. Many consumers are now wondering when the housing market will crash....

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Madonna drops $19.3M on The Weeknd’s amenity-filled mansion

Abel Tesfaye, the Toronto-born musician known as The Weeknd, first put his 12,500-square-foot Hidden Hills home on the market last summer....

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Haunted former jailhouse in Florida is all yours for $140K

The property functioned as an active jail for 40 years before shuttering in 1968, when it became a tourist destination due to claims of paranormal activity at the site....

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Fannie, Freddie to adopt new underwriting standards for qualified mortgages on July 1

Mortgage Bankers Association says lenders have been gearing up for changes, and new standards will actually increase access to credit....

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Howard Hanna sues Compass, alleges theft of agents and trade secrets in lead up to Compass’ IPO

In a new lawsuit, Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna alleges Compass aided and abetted three former Howard Hanna agents to breach non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions in the agents' contracts and steal the brokerage's trade secrets....

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Rents see national growth after 8-month stretch of declines

The US median rent increased 1.1 percent year over year in March after 8 consecutive months of declines, according to a new report from realtor.com released on Tuesday....

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