Technology

Facebook set to add millions of new real estate listings as push into real estate continues

Partnering with Rental Beast to add to its rental listing cache
Facebook is expanding its presence in the rental market, again. Last November, Facebook partnered with Zumper and Apartment List to add rental listings to Facebook Marketplace. Now, a little under a year later, Facebook is at it again, this time with Rental Beast, a listing platform that provides millions of rental listings.
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Rentlogic raises $2.4 million in seed funding to grade NYC apartment buildings

Proptech startup is latest in a string of startups receiving attention from investors
Rentlogic, a tech platform utilizing an algorithm and public data to grade New York City residential buildings just closed a $2.4 million seed funding round. Funding came from Urban-X, Urban.Us and Edgar Bronfman Jr., and Rentlogic intends to use the funds to expand its operations and its sales team.
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Facebook cuts thousands of ad targeting options after HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

Will also require advertisers to agree to non-discrimination policy
In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising.
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Unity Bank, Finastra announce partnership

Companies aim to streamline digital lending process
This week, Unity Bank, a Wisconsin-based lender, announced a partnership with HW Tech100 winner Finastra to streamline its Total Lending solution. Unity Bank Chief Credit Officer Darrin Wilson said Total Lending will offer customers the best possible experience while growing its lending business through improved operational efficiencies.
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Regtech Report, Episode #2: Robots aren't coming for your mortgage jobs

ComplianceEase CTO discusses automation
For episode #2 of HousingWire’s Regtech Report, Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney is joined by Jason Roth, co-founder and chief technology officer of ComplianceEase. During the conversation, Roth explains common defects and errors in mortgage lending that are now handled by humans that will eventually be automated. He also touches on regulators' reach on regtech implementation. Click to listen! 
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Are real-life Legolands the answer to affordable housing?

With prefab, stackable units, Blokable offers "housing development as a service"
They’re called Bloks – not exactly Lego blocks, but not unlike them either. They are prefabricated housing units, similar to shipping containers, that can be connected and stacked five units high. Through public-private partnerships, Blokable aims to build developments with its manufactured grid system to provide an affordable housing solution.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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Credit Karma enters the mortgage business by buying Approved

Personal finance company has more than 80 million members
Credit Karma, the personal finance company that provides its 80 million members with products and services to manage their finances and connects those members to financial services providers, is officially getting into the mortgage business by acquiring Approved, a digital mortgage platform.
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