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Statewide single-family zoning reform gets canned in Virginia

Virginia’s Land Use Committee unanimously rejected Delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s plan to upzone single-family neighborhoods across the state.

The most dangerous metro in the US will surprise you

A new study by Clever Real Estate explores the dangers of living in the 50 most populated metro areas in the United States.

Off track on your sales goals? Start using the ‘midway mayday’ system

Keep yourself on track with your sales goals by kicking up your prospecting activity if you haven't reached your halfway point by mid-month. Here's how.

Houston Association of Realtors to raise fees for first time in 20 years

The $15 increase on subscriber fees will fund an expanded advertising budget, new tech development and increased costs associated with website security and mapping fees.

FICO boasts new credit scoring model will reduce mortgage defaults

The company boasts that the new model will have greater predictive powers while reducing risk for lenders.

How US agents can make the most of the Chinese New Year data shows that Chinese buyers make an average of 60 percent more property buying inquiries in the weeks after Chinese New Year than in the typical week during the rest of the year. Learn more about their buying habits here.

Comedian Will Forte buys swanky waterfront home for $6.25M

Comedian and "SNL" graduate Will Forte has sealed the deal on a stunning $6.25 million waterfront property off California's coast.

This is the ugliest house of 2019

The "We Buy Ugly Houses" company remade a home in Miami, Florida, in 2019.

Fathom Realty’s IPO filing reveals increased revenue, widening losses

The flat-fee, virtual brokerage posted a net loss of more than $2.6 million in the first nine months of 2019.

Engel & Völkers USA takes to the open seas

The global luxury real estate brand is launching its first yachting division in the United States.

The Real Word: The truth about the MLS cooperation policy

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they discuss the pros and cons of the National Association of Realtors' new Clear Cooperation Policy, the rise of "co-living" and a Facebook group that helps agents share tips on using video to market properties.

Affordable, agent-developed Zephyr Leads is one to watch

A Seattle agent, tired of mainstream options, spent two years developing a software solution to help agents generate leads, manage contacts and market listings. And it has the potential to be a worthy competitor in its category.

Stuck in a sales slump? 5 steps to work your way out

Everyone hits a slump at some point in their career. The question is: What can you do to get yourself out of it? Here's how to get out of that rut.

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

The biggest benefit of agent healthcare benefits? Happiness

Real estate agents need healthcare like everyone else, but they face significant challenges when it comes to actually getting it.

Side CEO talks venture capital, iBuyer growth and the need for innovation

Guy Gal founded his company in 2017 and plans to take it national in the coming years. He also believes the real estate industry is primed for more innovation.

C.A.R. President on housing crisis: ‘Our state’s future is on the line’

California Association of Realtors President Jeanne Radsick believes 2020 is the time for her state to pass pro-housing legislation.

These 3 satellite cities are outshining their larger neighbors

According to a rental market study released by Zumper, Oakland, Scottsdale and St. Paul are attracting more renters than their larger, nearby counterparts.