Items Tagged with 'online real estate search'

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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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  • 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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  • Worried you can’t get a mortgage in time? Ribbon will buy the home you want for you

    Real estate startup raises $225 million to fund national expansion
    There’s a new real estate startup that is buying homes directly from homeowners, but unlike direct buyers like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Perch, and real estate giants like Zillow and Redfin, which focus on buying homes from sellers, Ribbon is buying homes for buyers. And now, the company has some serious financial backing to power its planned growth.
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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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  • 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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  • Fast-growing local marketplace app letgo expands into real estate listings

    App now allows sale and rental listings
    If you’ve been anywhere near a TV in the last year or so, you’ve probably seen a commercial for letgo, an app that connects sellers to buyers and vice versa. Up to this point, letgo built it fast-growing business on things like electronics, collectibles, clothing, furniture, cars and more. But now, letgo is getting into housing.
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  • Real estate startup Compass secures largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history

    SoftBank invests $450 million; Compass now valued at $2.2 billion
    Less than one month ago, Compass, a real estate technology company based in New York City, celebrated that it raised $100 million in its Series E investment round, which placed the company’s valuation at $1.8 billion. But that investment is dwarfed by the company’s new round of funding, which transforms Compass into one of the biggest in the real estate space.
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  • Nextdoor expanding real estate listings into new cities

    Will now be available in 18 markets
    Earlier this year, Nextdoor, the neighborhood social network, expanded into real estate by launching a real estate section that featured property listings in the user’s neighborhood and nearby areas. The company initially launched its real estate service in ten major markets, then added five more. And now it's expanding again.
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