Devin Meenan

Devin Meenan is an assistant editor for RISMedia.

Posts by Devin Meenan

Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of Homes.com’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, Homes.com plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

Ransomware Round-Up: Recent Cybersecurity Attacks, and How to Avoid Being Next

Since Q3 2023, real estate companies—from MLSs to title servicers—have been beset by cyberattacks that have compromised their users’ personal data. Such attacks are typically ransomware (or hackers holding data hostage for a payout). A company-wide cyberattack can be devastating, with a price tag in the millions (whether due to lost business or legal fees)…

Mortgage Mix: Rates Show Moderate Rise While Applications Pull Back

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. According to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® from Freddie Mac, last updated Thursday, February 15, 2024, the 30-year mortgage rate sits at 6.77%. The 15-year mortgage rate currently stands at 6.12%. As noted by Mortgage…

Court Report: Keller Williams Settles; Suits Stayed While Awaiting Potential Consolidation

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. As 2024 marches on, the real estate industry continues to face lawsuits in the wake of the Sitzer/Burnett ruling (currently facing appeal) that threatens to upend buyer-broker commission structures. The news never stops…