Boise will reinstate mask mandate for city-owned indoor facilities; CDH ‘recommends masks indoors

The City of Boise will again require masks at indoor city-owned facilities, the city announced Tuesday afternoon. The requirement will not impact other businesses around the area not owned and operated by the city. The requirement goes into effect tomorrow, July 28th, and applies to everyone – regardless of vaccination status. “The health and safety … Read more

Canadian luxury market beginning to normalize: Engel & Völkers

Trends like multigenerational living, buying second homes and moving to more rural areas may remain popular in the Canadian luxury real estate market for the long haul, according to Engel & Völkers 2021 Mid-Year Canadian Luxury Real Estate Market Report. Trends like multigenerational living, buying second homes and moving to more rural areas may remain … Read more

More vacation home consumers willing to buy sight unseen

A new report from short-term rental management giant Vacasa shows that more than a third of vacation home buyers would considering picking up a property sight unseen, and that many consumers are looking to nab their first-ever vacation rental. The report specifically notes that in 2021, 37 percent of vacation rental home consumers were willing … Read more

Housing inventory shortage could ease later this year: report

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the housing market into chaos, but a new report from tech firm and brokerage HouseCanary offers a glimmer of hope: The ongoing inventory shortage may improve later this year. The report is based on public data, such as that from tax assessors’ offices, as well as from the hundreds of … Read more

Ricoh360 Tours releases beta phase of virtual staging product

With its Theta line of compact, high-resolution cameras, Ricoh was one of the first major brands to introduce a product specifically for creating online real estate tours. Have suggestions for products that you’d like to see reviewed by our real estate technology expert? Email Craig Rowe. Ricoh360 Tours announced in a press release that it … Read more

Asian American homeownership is still lagging: Report

Asian American homeownership rates lag in numerous major cities including New York, Los Angeles and Boston. A new report out Wednesday shows that while the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have higher-than-average incomes in the U.S., both groups still lag behind the rest of the country when it comes to homeownership. The report comes … Read more

How COVID made agents rethink retirement, workload and more

Many real estate professionals say the pandemic made them reconsider things like when they want to retire and work-life balance, while others say the last year has just made them want to double down on work. After a year-plus of uncertainty and extended time at home, people around the world have re-evaluated their priorities from … Read more

LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance teams up with Asian Real Estate Association of America

The two groups will work together to combat discrimination and increase homeownership rates at a time of renewed scrutiny on discrimination against Asian Americans. Just as the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance passed its one-year birthday, it announced Wednesday that it struck up a new partnership with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). The … Read more

Returns, resignations, recruiting: Emerging issues teams face

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. June 15 marked the day California went back to business … Read more

10 pandemic-forced changes that made our team nimble

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. In assessing the effects of the pandemic on our industry, … Read more

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