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    • The major lesson I learned from 5 days without a phone June 26, 2019
      In a foreign land, Jay Thompson was robbed of his phone, literally. Here’s the eye-opening experience he had.
      Jay Thompson
    • 7 myths buyers actually believe June 26, 2019
      Here are seven common misunderstandings that can ratchet up tensions in real estate transactions. Clear them up before they mess up your process.
      Cara Ameer
    • Wayfair employees reportedly plan walkout over furniture for border camps June 25, 2019
      A letter purporting to be from Wayfair employees that was widely circulating on Twitter Tuesday — and which was shared by @wayfairwalkout — further alleged that the company supplied $200,000 worth of bedding to a BCFS facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, that "will be outfitted to detain up to 3,000 migrant children," according to the […]
      Jim Dalrymple II
    • ‘Cannabis Open House Party’ to launch social app Rila June 25, 2019
      The company will host a cannabis-themed open house in Sherman Oaks, California, replete with plants, hemp dog treats, skincare products and lessons on leaf trimming in the cabana — all to officially launch the social real estate app that uses agent- and community-based content to promote listings.
      Craig C. Rowe
    • Co-living startup Venn raises $40M to ‘reinvent urban neighborhoods’ June 25, 2019
      Co-living startup Venn announced Tuesday it raised $40 million in its first round of funding. The Tel Aviv, Israel-founded company aims to take on giants in the space like WeLive by supporting entire neighborhoods, from managing homes to supporting local businesses and creating community spaces.  
      Patrick Kearns
    • Lawsuit alleges New Yorkers built an illegal Airbnb empire June 25, 2019
      The group allegedly spent years illegally renting out dozens of properties all across New York City and ultimately made millions of dollars.
      Jim Dalrymple II
    • What’s in a name? How street names can impact a deal June 25, 2019
      Apparently, the question of whether street names matter to buyers hit a nerve with a number of real estate professionals across the nation. Here are some of the best stories we gathered.
      Christy Murdock Edgar
    • NYC law firm mulls class action lawsuit against Realogy June 25, 2019
      The New York City-based law firm that previously filed a class action lawsuit against Zillow is putting Realogy in its crosshairs.
      Patrick Kearns
    • Home prices rise 0.4% in April June 25, 2019
      U.S. home prices rose 0.4 percent from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index.
      Veronika Bondarenko
    • New home sales slumped in May June 25, 2019
      The number of new homes sold took a nosedive in May, falling 7.8 percent below April's reported figure and 3.7 percent year-over-year.
      Patrick Kearns