They came for 2-sided deals — then a pocket listing debate broke out

Despite its title — “The End of the Two-Sided Deal: Will This Be The New Normal?” — a panel at Inman Connect quickly turned into an intense debate over the role of pocket listings. Do pocket listing bans ‘devalue’ agents, or benefit consumers?They intended to talk about two-sided deals, but stayed to debate pocket listings … Read more

Brad Inman calls for bold leadership on pocket listings, NIMBYism

During a speech kicking off Inman Connect, Brad Inman said that the industry has evolved quickly during difficult times, but it needs bold leadership to overcome challenges that are holding up supply. Today’s the day: Join us for Inman Connect today to dig into key topics like tomorrow’s forecasts, the key to unlocking new inventory, the “new … Read more

Canada tightening mortgage standards as home prices soar

Canada is tightening standards for mortgages over worries about rising home prices, with the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Montréal markets particular causes for concern. As is the case in many U.S. housing markets, desire for more space during the pandemic and low interest rates have boosted sales of single-family homes. But there’s a shortage … Read more

Florida Realtors bring new challenge to federal eviction ban

The CDC is facing another legal challenge of the federal agency’s nationwide eviction moratorium, this time from the Florida Association of Realtors, which claims the agency lacks the authority to be “the nation’s landlord-in-chief.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are facing another legal challenge of the federal agency’s nationwide eviction moratorium, this time … Read more

Watchdog group asks FTC to review Quicken Loans mortgage ads

The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs takes issues with promises by Quicken Loans that “No Registration, No Login” is required in company advertisements “encouraging consumers to refinance their mortgage and learn more about its low refinancing rates.” A nonprofit watchdog has asked federal regulators to review advertising by Quicken Loans that it says … Read more

Manchin to Realtors: Bipartisanship is built on personal relationships

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), arguably the most powerful man in America, took the virtual stage at the National Association of Realtors’ midyear conference Thursday to talk about something else he is known for: bipartisanship. Last week, CQ Roll Call named the conservative Democrat the most bipartisan senator for the third year in a … Read more

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