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Wayfair employees protest, stage walkout over border camp furniture

Making good on their stated plan, scores of Wayfair employees walked off the job Wednesday to protest their company's practice of selling supplies for use in immigrant detention camps near the U.S.-Mexico border. READ MORE +

The top 10 challenges facing the real estate industry

The Counselors of Real Estate, an invitation-only professional organization of 1,100 real estate advisers and other professionals around the world, has revealed its annual list of the 10 top issues facing real estate. READ MORE +

New York real estate board names new president

John Banks, the five-year president of the Real Estate Board of New York announced Wednesday that he's retiring to spend more time with his family and pursue philanthropic interests. Jim Whelan, the current executive vice president, has been confirmed to succeed Banks.  READ MORE +

Bombshell suit against real estate firms could get even bigger

Three additional plaintiffs have been added to a lawsuit involving the sharing of commissions between listing and buyer brokers. READ MORE +

Growing cities losing affordable housing at alarming rate: Study

Released Wednesday, a new study from Freddie Mac finds a striking correlation between population growth and affordable housing. READ MORE +

May the footstool be with you? Disney collaborates with designer for ‘Star Wars’ furniture series

A Darth Vader armchair and a footstool with Chewbacca’s hair are just a few pieces of furniture designed by Kevin Cobonpue. READ MORE +

EXp Realty sued for trademark infringement … by EXP Realty

Weeks after announcing an expansion into New York City, eXp Realty has been hit with a lawsuit by a very similarly named brokerage. READ MORE +

Trump creates affordable housing council, taps Ben Carson as chair

In an executive order Tuesday, Trump said the role of the council would be to increase the supply of homes in the U.S. in an effort to meet demand. READ MORE +

The major lesson I learned from 5 days without a phone

In a foreign land, Jay Thompson was robbed of his phone, literally. Here’s the eye-opening experience he had. READ MORE +

7 myths buyers actually believe

Here are seven common misunderstandings that can ratchet up tensions in real estate transactions. Clear them up before they mess up your process. READ MORE +