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  • Real estate startup Reali acquires online lender Lenda, expands into mortgages

    Launches Reali Loans
    Reali, a flat-fee real estate startup that operates in California, is following the path laid out by other tech-focused real estate companies like Zillow, Redfin, and Opendoor and getting into the mortgage business. Reali announced Wednesday that it acquired Lenda, an online mortgage lender that launched in 2013 and currently operates in 12 states.
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  • Zillow is now a mortgage lender, launches Zillow Home Loans

    Rebrands Mortgage Lenders of America to carry Zillow name
    Zillow has owned a mortgage company for approximately six months, having purchased Mortgage Lenders of America in November 2018, but now, the online real estate giant has truly become a mortgage lender as well. Zillow announced Tuesday that it is launching its own mortgage lending operation, which it is calling Zillow Home Loans.
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  • Zillow replaces CEO Spencer Rascoff with original CEO Rich Barton

    Rascoff steps down after leading company since 2010
    In what can only be categorized as a shocking development, Zillow Group announced Thursday that Spencer Rascoff is stepping down as the company’s CEO, a position he’s held since 2010. Rascoff, who helped found Zillow, took over as CEO in 2010 for Rich Barton, who served as the company’s first CEO and is also a co-founder. And Zillow isn’t looking too far to find Rascoff’s replacement, as the online real estate giant announced that Barton is returning to serve as CEO again.
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  • Zillow begins buying houses in Texas

    Zillow Offers launches in Houston
    Homeowners in one of Texas’ biggest cities can now sell their houses to Zillow, as the online real estate giant just announced that it is launching direct home buying operations in the Lone Star State.
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  • Zillow awards $1 million prize for making Zestimates more accurate

    Claims contest winners’ algorithm improves Zestimate accuracy
    The Zestimate that appears on every listing on Zillow is about to get a little closer to the expected sales price of a house, and all the online real estate giant had to do is give away more than $1 million. But Zillow is hardly chalking this exercise up as a loss. Just the opposite, in fact.
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  • Knock raises $400 million, plans massive expansion of home trade-in program

    Direct buyer now operating in five markets
    Around this time last year, Knock, a real estate startup that buys homes directly from homeowners, unveiled an expansion plan that would see the company grow its business beyond its first market of Atlanta. Since then, the company has indeed expanded and is now operating in five markets, but the company has much bigger plans than that. And now, the company has the money to reach those goals.
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  • Zillow to begin buying houses in California, North Carolina

    Expands direct buyer business to Riverside, California and Charlotte, North Carolina
    It seems to be all about expansion these days for Zillow. The online real estate giant recently got into the mortgage business with its acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America. Zillow has also been growing its direct buyer business, Zillow Offers, wherein the company is buying houses directly from sellers then lists the home for sale. And the company will soon be buying houses in California and North Carolina.
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  • CoStar buying Cozy to turbocharge Apartments.com

    Integration will allow rental payments through Apartments.com site
    Apartments.com is already one of the top consumer websites for multifamily real estate, but the website’s parent company is not comfortable resting on its laurels. CoStar Group, which owns Apartments.com along with several other prominent online rental platforms, announced recently that it is buying Cozy Services for $68 million and plans to integrate the company’s online rental solutions into its websites.
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  • Zillow stock tanks

    Suffers worst day since going public
    Zillow’s stock dropped more today than it ever has in a day's trading following yesterday's release of the real estate giant's third quarter earnings report.
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