Residential Real Estate

Spencer Rascoff (Photos by Kevin Scanlon)
National Issue

The Closing: Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff built the most consequential residential tech startup of a generation. As co-founder and former CEO of Zillow, he pioneered consumer access to home listings and price information, making his firm a platform...

The Closing: Spencer Rascoff
CoStar CEO Andy Florance and FTC chairman Joseph Simons (CoStar; Getty)
National

FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M RentPath buy

Federal regulators are looking to block CoStar’s $588 million purchase of troubled rental listing platform RentPath, which operates Rent.com...

FTC sues to stop CoStar’s $585M RentPath buy
Second monthly decline in contract activity signals looming decline in U.S. home sales (iStock)
National

Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise

In another indication of a potential slowdown in the country’s hot housing market, an index tracking pending home sales...

Pending home sales fall again as prices continue to rise
The mirage of low interest rates
National Issue

The mirage of low interest rates

Record-low interest rates have created an unprecedented opportunity for homebuyers. That’s the party line in the residential industry. But that’s not how things are playing out on the ground. Many buyers have little chance...

The mirage of low interest rates
Singapore (iStock)
National Weekend Edition

Singapore luxury market rebounds despite fewer foreign buyers

Singapore’s housing market has rebounded from the lows brought on by the pandemic earlier this year, even with fewer...

Singapore luxury market rebounds despite fewer foreign buyers
San Francisco (iStock)
National Weekend Edition

In remote work world, some tech CEOs are leaving Bay Area

Tech industry workers aren’t the only ones leaving San Francisco for new digs. So are their bosses. Several industry...

In remote work world, some tech CEOs are leaving Bay Area
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty; iStock)
National

Compass eyes IPO in 2021

Compass has tapped underwriters for a potential public offering that would be among the most buzzed-about IPOs in the residential world. The SoftBank-backed firm, which jolted traditional brokerages when it launched eight years ago,...

Compass eyes IPO in 2021
Kyle Barisich (iStock)

Break a leg: Broadway actor turns Hamptons broker

With Broadway dark, one actor is working his way back into the limelight in an unconventional fashion. Kyle Barisich,...

Break a leg: Broadway actor turns Hamptons broker

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