Real Estate Roundup 1/24/16

West Michigan ranked No. 3 in national survey of housing shortages
Jim Harger, Mlive.com

The Grand Rapids metro area ranks third in the nation -- behind Seattle, Wash. and Eugene, Ore. -- in Realtor.com's latest look at housing shortages across the nation.

 

City of Grand Rapids moves to 'decriminalize' building code violations
Amy Biolchini, Mlive.com

 

City officials now want to "decriminalize" repeated code violations by changing them from criminal misdemeanor offenses to a civil infraction ticket for the first three violations. 

 

CBRE Acquires Floored: Real Estate Tech Poised For A Big 2017
Nav Athwal, Forbes.com

While specialized companies are often swallowed up by the larger players, real estate tech startups haven’t made the headlines as often as those in other industries.