Apartment List claims to be the fastest-growing apartment search engine in the U.S. and has raised $15 million in funding to help people find homes.
Searching for an apartment lies somewhere between falling down the stairs at a party and getting a root canal on the “suckiness” spectrum. RentalRoost uses 20 lifestyle search criteria and social media data to make it easier.
The Roommates app connects with Facebook to help you find potential roommates within your social network, matching you based on similar interests, habits, and preferences.
Apartment List released a mobile app for people to easily search for, contact, and take notes on rental apartments.
RoomHunt integrates a rental directory with social networks to simplify the process of finding a place to live and roommates to live with.
Last week, Craigslist blocked apartment search startup PadMapper from accessing its rental listings. This week, PadMapper founder Eric DeMenthon refocused on his apartments-for-rent sister service PadLister as a source to feed rental listings into both PadMapper and Craigslist … as well as several competing services.