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    • Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900 April 20, 2018
      In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it's easy for buyers and renters to be lured into scams with hopes of saving a […]
      Marian McPherson
    • The week in financial markets: no recognizable housing cycle April 20, 2018
      The Fed has been oh-so-gradually pushing up on the cost of money, an overnight rate, but only this week has that up-pushing (from “underneath” as traders would say) moved long-term rates, specifically the 10-year T-note, which defines mortgages and a lot else.
      Lou Barnes
    • Earth Day gives real estate reason to celebrate, educate April 20, 2018
      Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day — a time to appreciate this beautiful planet and raise awareness about the ways we can protect and make it better it for generations to come. 
      Gill South
    • Town Residential ceases resale and leasing ops, shedding 400 agents April 20, 2018
      Manhattan brokerage Town Residential is eliminating its sales and leasing operations to concentrate on international and new development, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Friday. The move will force more than 400 agents to find a new home.
      Patrick Kearns
    • California agent charged with price gouging during NorCal fires April 20, 2018
      On April 16, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed three misdemeanor charges against real estate agent Melissa “Missy” Echeverria for raising the price of a rental from $5,000 per month to $9,000 per month ...
      Marian McPherson
    • Wells Fargo hit with $1B fine in mortgage account scandal April 20, 2018
      Federal regulators on Friday hit banking giant Wells Fargo with a $1 billion fine for violations involving home mortgages and auto insurance.
      Patrick Kearns
    • Parker Principle 12: Standing up to climate change April 20, 2018
      During our session, we spoke at length about disaster preparedness, stranded assets, rising home insurance rates, and the promise of new home technology — to each other. Out of the 150+ industry leaders who attended Disconnect, ours were the only two voices.
      Cynthia Adams
    • HUD resumes its investigation into Facebook over discriminatory housing ads April 20, 2018
      Facebook is under investigation for housing discrimination, again. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reopened an investigation into discriminatory housing advertisements on Facebook, according to a report in Gizmodo.
      Emma Hinchliffe
    • The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the US April 20, 2018
      Eight of the nation's largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.
      Andrea V. Brambila
    • ListFlash wants to give pre-market listings the eyeballs they deserve April 20, 2018
      In an effort to increase pre-market listing exposure for its customers, ZipLogix has introduced a new product called listFlash, which gives agents a way to rapidly distribute new listings to brokerage colleagues before they land on the multiple listing service (MLS). It's a "coming soon" alert, in essence.
      Craig C. Rowe