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  • Is mandatory minimum wage coming to real estate?
    On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. This ruling may very well be the death knell of independent contractor (IC) status in real estate, not only in California, but possibly throughout the country.
  • NAR’s new top-level domain ‘.realestate’ launches in Sept. for members
    The National Association of Realtors announced today that it will finally launch ".realestate," a new top-level domain that will be available to its members, and the members of the Canadian Real Estate trade association, in September. The domain will expand to the general public in late November.
  • New York City’s rent stabilization laws are easily exploitable, NY Times reports
    Weak rent stabilization laws in New York City are ripe to be exploited, a new piece published in the New York Times found. While there are still roughly 1 million rent stabilized apartments left in New York City, they’re starting to vanish one by one, according to the report.
  • Buyers are giving up the search for that perfect starter home
    According to Trulia's latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price. Market mismatch — the measurement of the price gap between search interest and available listings — has dropped 15 percentage points quarter-over-quarter to an average score of 11.1.
  • ShowingTime launches new real estate messaging app
    ShowingTime, a Chicago-based showing management and technology firm, has just launched a messaging app geared specifically toward real estate agents.