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Fathom Holdings acquires Red Barn Real Estate
Fathom Holdings acquires Red Barn Real Estate

The deal will add approximately 230 agents to the Atlanta footprint of Fathom’s cloud-based brokerage, Fathom Realty LLC.

How will the stimulus bill help real estate?
How will the stimulus bill help real estate?

The stimulus bill includes aid for state and local governments, new homeowners, small businesses and renters.

Redfin to acquire Atlanta’s RentPath for $608 million
Redfin to acquire Atlanta’s RentPath for $608 million

Redfin does not expect to hire agents to represent renters, “at least for now,” as it focuses on expanding its homebuying business in 2021.

When Fannie met Freddie
When Fannie met Freddie

If Realtors, lenders and homebuyers are the stars of the real estate show, Fannie and Freddie are the unseen producers who bankroll the production from backstage.

Atlanta agents skeptical of Zillow deal
Atlanta agents skeptical of Zillow deal

The news that Zillow is purchasing ShowingTime for $500 million sent shockwaves through the residential real estate industry in February.

Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform
Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opposes the change because it would raise taxes on the multifamily housing industry and on real estate investment partnerships.

Ansley partner @properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee
Ansley partner @properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee

Chicago-based @properties is awarding its first franchise to Alexander Real Estate, a firm with offices in Detroit and suburban Royal Oak, Michigan.

What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?
What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?

Will it hurt your business? Concerned about Zillow sharing information? Thinking of adopting ShowingTime or dropping the app altogether? We want to hear what you think about the deal and what it means for brokers. 

Testing out Asteroom
Testing out Asteroom

“As 3D tours are almost a necessity now, I have been on the hunt to find something that is cost-effective, easy to use and doesn’t compromise quality.” — Anne Ewasko, Realtor, Lux Home Chicago

First American launches real estate podcast
First American launches real estate podcast

The podcast, hosted by First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming and Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi and available on major podcasting platforms, offers insight on housing, affordability and related economic topics.

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