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  • Compass raises another $400 million, now valued at $4.4 billion

    SoftBank invests in real estate tech company, again
    Is Compass the one real estate tech startup to rule them all? The company certainly has enough money to do so. Compass announced this week that it just raised another $400 million in its Series F funding round, which reportedly values the company at $4.4 billion.
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  • Real estate listings site Zumper raises $46 million to build instant rental feature

    Plans “Book Now” platform with funding from Axel Springer, Blackstone
    As mellohome CEO Chris Heller recently noted, there’s a race afoot to be the dominant player offering a true one-stop-shop for homebuying. There appears to be a similar sprint happening on the rental side of the business as well. Case in point, rental listings site Zumper is preparing to roll out its own end-to-end platform that will allow renters to instantly rent an apartment or a home through its site.
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  • Direct homebuyer OfferPad secures $150 million in funding to power growth

    Targeting $1.5 billion in volume in 2018
    There certainly appears to be no shortage of money interested in investing in the burgeoning direct homebuyer segment. Opendoor has been raising money hand over fist, a newcomer named Perch launched last week with $30 million in funding, plus Zillow and Redfin both recently expanded into direct buying. The other growing player is OfferPad, which announced this week that it recently secured $150 million in new funding to continue growing its direct buyer business.
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  • Rentalutions rebrands as Avail

    Online rental listing, management platform rebrands itself
    Online DIY rental platform for landlords and tenants is undergoing a full-on rebranding. Rentalutions will become Avail. Rentalutions announced a full-on rebranding and will re-emerge as Avail. This rebranding falls almost exactly one year after a successful acquisition of $2 million in funding allowed the young company to expand its offerings.
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  • Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

    Money will be used to boost offerings for real estate agents
    Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity app and marketing platform for real estate brokers, agents and clients, announced this week that it plans to grow its offerings thanks to $14 million in new funding. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million.
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  • Redfin now offering 1% listing fee in San Francisco

    Follows nationwide expansion of lower listing fees
    Back in October, Redfin, the online real estate brokerage, lowered its listing fees in many of the markets where it operates, bringing 1% listing fees to markets like Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. One of the markets excluded from the lower listing fees was San Francisco, until now.
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  • Real estate startup Knock launches home trade-in program, plans 10-state expansion

    Will buy homeowner’s house, and move them into new home
    Imagine selling your old house and buying a new one is just as easy as trading in your old car for a new one – that’s the world that Knock, a real estate startup, is trying to create. Knock, which operates currently in Atlanta with plans to expand, is launching a “home trade-in platform,” which the company claims will “revolutionize” the real estate process.
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