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  • Amazon and Realogy gang up on Zillow to entice homebuyers

    You purchase toilet paper, computers and paper towels through the Amazon website. Now, you can buy your next house. The world’s largest retailer is partnering with Realogy, the largest U.S. residential brokerage, to match homebuyers with real estate agents through a program called TurnKey. In return, customers get up to $5,000 of Amazon products and services. And, yes, that includes Alexa-enabled smart home devices.

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  • Here is San Francisco's most expensive rental. It has to be seen to be believed

    Ambassador to Austria Trevor Traina is going to rent his home for $55,000 a month
    Trevor Traina, tech entrepreneur and U.S. ambassador to Austria, is listing his San Francisco home for rent. According to an article in The Wall Street Journal by Katherine Clarke, when it lists, the home will be the most expensive rental in all of San Francisco’s backbreakingly expensive rental market. This one takes the cake in more ways than one.
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  • Rentalutions, online platform for landlords, raises $2 million to fund expansion

    Funding will be used to automate service offerings
    Rentalutions, a Chicago-based online platform for landlords, announced this week that it plans to expand its offerings thanks to a $2 million round of funding. The company said that it plans to use the funding to add new features to “automate common time-consuming and expensive processes, including finding and screening tenants, accepting payments and managing maintenance requests.”
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  • AssetAvenue offers new loan for rental investors

    Considers income possibility over debt-to-income ratio
    Although FirstKey Holdings is reportedly ending its lending program for smaller investors due to high costs, AssetAvenue decided to take a turn at it. The company just announced its new program designed for lenders, which will look at the property’s rent income, rather than the investor’s personal income.
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  • Is rent-to-own the future of housing?

    Home Partners of America’s first securitization offers glimpse at new buying option
    With rising rents making it more difficult for many to even save the 3% down payment they’d now need to buy a home, a new option is emerging as an avenue for consumers to live in the home they want and save money to buy it at the same time – rent-to-own.
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  • American Homes 4 Rent announces merger with American Residential Properties

    Two of the fastest-growing companies in housing form SFR monolith
    In a move that will create the largest publicly traded single-family rental home company, American Homes 4 Rent announced Thursday that it will merge with American Residential Properties. The merger will increase American Homes 4 Rent’s total single-family rental portfolio to 47,315 homes.
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  • HomeUnion expands again; begins lending to single-family rental investors

    Investors can take out up to 10 GSE-backed mortgages
    HomeUnion, an online real-estate investment management firm, is expanding from helping investors identify single-family rental properties to purchase to actually helping them buy the properties. HomeUnion announced Tuesday that it is launching a new division, HomeUnion Lending, which will focus on lending to single-family rental investors.
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  • The Zillow-Trulia integration just took a giant step forward

    Sharing of rental data provides a preview of Zillow Group future
    Ever since the merger of Zillow and Trulia was first announced, industry observers have wondered how Zillow and Trulia would integrate their operations. Will Zillow listings be shown on Trulia and vice versa? Well, anyone who was wondering how the creation of the Zillow Group would impact the two sites is about to get a big preview of the future.
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  • American Homes 4 Rent CFO resigns

    Nelson headed successful IPO
    Nelson joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2012 and will remain with the company into the second quarter to complete the company's year-end financial reporting and to provide for an orderly transition.
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