Real estate tech company raises more than $300M, expects to hire hundreds in Florida

The San Francisco-based company opened a Tampa office in July and will use a portion of the funding for hiring locally.Original Article

180M people could be looking for homes in coming years. What it means for already-hot U.S. housing market.

Recent reports and surveys show a desire among millennials, as well as renters in other generations, want to be homeowners. But circumstances are making things a little difficult.Original Article

More questions than answers for renters, landlords after Supreme Court blocks federal evictions moratorium

The U.S. Supreme Court last week struck down a national ban on evictions reinstated by the Biden administration after an initial moratorium instated in 2020 expired July 31. Meanwhile, only a fraction of federal dollars earmarked for rent relief — totaling nearly $47 billion — has been released, creating anxiety about a wave of evictions.Original Article

See where St. Pete, Tampa rank among affordable cities for homeownership

According to the study, which looks at the 100 largest cities in the country, Tampa residents would spend approximately 40.52% of income on homeownership.Original Article

Some areas with high risk of climate impacts posting double-digit growth. Will housing market eventually shift?

Climate change is becoming an increasingly important factor in the housing market, with major residential real estate websites now including "climate risk" among data points provided to prospective buyers. But that's not stopping buyers from purchasing homes in some of the most climate-averse places across the country — at least, not yet.Original Article

Supreme Court ends Biden’s eviction moratorium

The Supreme Court has rejected the Biden administration’s latest moratorium on evictions – putting hundreds of thousands of tenants at risk of losing shelter, while the administration struggles to speed the flow of billions of dollars in federal funding to people who are behind in rent because of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic hardship.Original Article

Staying put in the hot housing market? Refinancing just got cheaper.

The elimination of a controversial fee could spark more interest in refinancing. Here's what homeowners need to know.Original Article

How 3 real estate companies grew more than 1000% in 3 years

Inc. Magazine's 2021 ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private businesses in the U.S., known as the Inc. 5000, was released last week. The companies on the list classified in the real estate industry collectively saw three-year median growth of 155% and $11.7 billion in revenue.Original Article

House hunters are increasingly going up against hedge funds in a hot housing market

The buyer you're competing with for that house might just be a hedge fund. But it's not always great news for sellers. Here's why.Original Article

In many hot housing markets, cash is still king

Even though the housing market is showing some signs of cooling, cash remains king in many metro areas.Original Article