Rich Barton is the most powerful and influential person in real estate, according to the seventh annual Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), published by real estate management consulting and research firm T3 Sixty. Barton beat out top executives at the nation’s biggest brokerages and holding companies, including Realogy, RE/MAX, Keller Williams and HomeServices of America, whose chairman Ron Peltier finished atop the list last year.
Zillow’s nascent partnership between homebuilders across the country and Zillow Offers — it’s direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling platform — is continuing to grow.
The Seattle-based technology company announced Thursday nine new homebuilders across multiple markets have agreed to participate in the program.
Foreclosure filings hit an all-time low in 2019, according to a new study published Thursday by ATTOM Data Solutions, which began tracking the metric in 2005.
A modest 493,066 foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported in 2019, down 21 percent from 2018 and down 83 percent from a peak high of nearly 2.9 million in 2010, according to ATTOM.
BlackRock, among the world’s largest asset managers and a significant investor in publicly traded real estate companies, including Realogy, Zillow and RE/MAX, drew the attention of Wall Street — and perhaps the real estate industry — when it’s chairman announced on Tuesday the company would begin making sustainability an integral part of how the company constructs its portfolio.
Five months after Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a quartet of housing bills — including one that would eliminate single-family zoning in certain cities — Portland residents are split on upzoning certain neighborhoods.
One of the key pieces of legislation, signed in early August 2019, requires cities with a population greater than 10,000 to “allow duplexes in lands zoned for single-family dwellings.” It also requires metro counties and cities with a population greater than 25,000 to allow “middle housing” in neighborhoods where zoning had previously only allowed single-family homes.