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Low-income tenants sue developer, allege ‘poor door’ discrimination

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2021-07-23 16:09
Tenants who won a lottery to live at Fifteen Hudson Yards are suing the developer for violating New York City's "poor door" ban, which bans separate entrances for low-income residents.

RE/MAX adds 5 new vendors to marketplace platform

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2021-07-23 15:53
1800 Business Cards, eLead Network, Payload, RateMyAgent and Stagerie have joined the RE/MAX Marketplace. The platform now has more than 110 vendors.

NAR Forum Tackles ‘Historic’ Housing Shortage Issues

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:04

As plans for the nation’s infrastructure take shape, real estate professionals and industry experts say fixing housing shortages needs to be a critical part of the conversation.

“Housing is an essential long-term asset that helps families climb the economic ladder to prosperity, brings folks closer to job opportunities and generates tax revenue that supports community residents,” said Charlie Oppler, president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Was Real Estate the Real Cause of the American Revolution?

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:03

For centuries, historians have debated whether the American Revolution was driven more by ideas or economics. I’m fully in the “ideas” camp, but it would be disingenuous to believe that an economic crisis doesn’t lead to grandiose ideas.

Sellers Making Their Way Onto Real Estate Markets

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:02

Yes, we’re still below the inventory threshold necessary for filling the supply shortage gap; however, there’s been improvement in the real estate markets for the week ending July 17, according to the latest Weekly Housing Trends report from realtor.com®.

By the numbers:

– New listings are up 9%. More new sellers hit the market compared to a year ago in 14 of the last 17 weeks.

Kansas City, Missouri: Most Accessible Metro for First-Time Buyers

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:01

It’s no secret that buyers have had it rough these last couple of years, with skyrocketing demand raising prices and creating a competitive environment that makes it near-impossible to win a bid on a home. There are certain areas, however, in which first-time buyers will have it much easier, according to a new LendingTree report.

Freddie Mac Names New SVP

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2021-07-23 14:00

Freddie Mac announced that Jerry Mauricio will serve as the company’s senior vice president and chief compliance officer (CCO). Mauricio brings with him over two decades of managing compliance programs in the global financial services industry. Mauricio has been serving in the role of Interim CCO at Freddie Mac since January 2021 and will fully transition to the position of CCO effective immediately.

Selling to buy? It should get easier in coming weeks, report says

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2021-07-23 12:55
Conditions should start to improve for buyers while remaining great for sellers if current trends hold, according to a new Redfin report.
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