Color me bad: The wrong shade of paint can cost sellers big bucks

Homebuyers have always tended to favor neutral tones in shared spaces, but some colors stand above the rest, Zillow found in a new survey. Homebuyers tend to sour on homes that feature strident wall colors, but neutral tones are more likely to help sweeten the deal depending on the room, according to a new survey … Read more

Flush with cash: Bathroom revamp startup raises $23M for expansion

Made Renovation, a bathroom renovation startup, is planning to expand into Los Angeles, Orange County and Seattle after securing new funding. A Bay Area startup that specializes in bathroom renovations will expand into Los Angeles, Orange County and Seattle after securing $23 million in Series A funding. Made Renovation on Thursday announced the new funding, … Read more

Freshly licensed? 10 tips for getting the most out of your career

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources … Read more

The risks of taking out cash against a home in today’s market

Home equity has been a hot topic of conversation over the past year thanks to soaring home prices. According to CoreLogic, in May, national home prices saw a 15.4 percent year over year increase, the highest since 2005 and the fourth consecutive month of double-digit growth.  Consistent home price growth throughout the pandemic has created … Read more

Tenant experience apps: Who they’re for and what they do

Property managers say they want to add new tenant features to their web portals and mobile apps. These services want their business. The home market in recent years has seen a rise of new tech companies that aim to make selling and buying homes as easy as pressing a few buttons in an app. While … Read more

15 tips for first-time real estate investors, straight from the pros

Starting any new business endeavor can be intimidating, but embarking on the journey of becoming a real estate investor can be especially scary for those who have never done it before. First-time investors may feel like the stakes are pretty high, but fear shouldn’t prevent anyone from giving it a shot as long as they … Read more

After year of lower rent, landlords steer back to pre-pandemic prices

Rents nationwide have recovered fully from their pandemic-induced declines, according to a new report from Apartment List. Rents nationwide have now rebounded fully from pandemic-driven declines, although recoveries in the Bay Area and New York City are still in progress. Apartment List’s national rent index rose 2.3 percent in June, the second consecutive month rent … Read more

Travelers rush to book thin rental inventory in hot US vacation spots

Demand for vacation rental homes has outpaced supply in the Gulf Coast, Southeast and Midwest, Vrbo’s president said in a recent interview. Demand for vacation rental homes is outstripping the number of available hosts in a number of popular U.S. destinations, Vrbo’s president told Yahoo Money in a recent interview. Vrbo President Jeff Hurst told … Read more

Second-home startup Pacaso to add markets in North America, Europe

The company, which offers co-ownership of second homes in 20 U.S. markets, announced plans to expand into Europe, Mexico and Canada. Pacaso, a startup specializing in co-ownership of second homes is preparing to expand its North American operations and extend its reach across the Atlantic. Pacaso announced Tuesday that it is expanding into Mexico, Canada … Read more

IBuyer Habi raises $100M

The deal marks the largest funding round raised by a female CEO in Latin America, Forbes reported. The Columbia-based startup Habi has raised $100 million in a Series B funding round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund. SoftBank is known for its several investments in real estate startups including Compass, OpenDoor, WeWork, and Katerra, which … Read more

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