Finding a home isn’t just about what is in between its four walls — location also makes a huge difference. Real estate startup RentalRoost launched nationwide today, with a new focus on helping renters figure out which neighborhoods suit their needs.
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.
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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 startup has launched a white-label crowdfunding solution that real estate entrepreneurs use to raise money for their projects.
Searching for an apartment in New York City is a special kind of hell: The listings lie, brokers are untrustworthy, and renters quickly snap up the few good apartments.
In a deal that shouldn’t require too much head-scratching to understand, Zillow has acquired StreetEasy for $50 million.
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.
The company is doubling down on owning the marketplace. Or following the Amazon.com strategy to building company value.
Zumper made its apartment rental search and Pro tools more widely available today, to improve the apartment rental process for both tenants and landlords.
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Apartment List released a mobile app for people to easily search for, contact, and take notes on rental apartments.
Storefront’s goal is to make starting an offline store as easy as an online store, by making it easier for anyone to find and rent short-term retail space.
Cozy revealed its platform today that seeks to fix this painful process and promote a more constructive relationship between landlords and their tenants. The company also announced raising $1.5 million from the Social+ Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, and big-name angel investors.
Groundfloor is building a peer-to-peer platform that gives regular people opportunities to invest in real estate projects. It is emerging out of stealth mode today and opening up to private beta.
Online real estate marketplace Trulia acquires Market Leader, a company that provides a software-as-a-service solution for real estate professionals, for $355 million.
Placester announced $2.5 million in funding today for its suite of software solutions that help real estate agents, brokers, and home owners effectively run their business online.
Zillow reported its fourth quater 2012 earnings today, crushing analyst estimates and perhaps silencing the critics who say its business model is baloney.
42floors raises new funds to better connect companies without office space and office space without companies.
RoomHunt integrates a rental directory with social networks to simplify the process of finding a place to live and roommates to live with.
Latin America’s real estate marketplace VivaReal raises $15M in its second round of funding.
Real estate marketplace Zillow buys up startup HotPads to bolster its rental platform.
HomeLight helps you find the real estate agent — the best one for your price point and neighborhood and experience level — and agents only pay for the service if they end up with a new client out of the process.
Zillow may have brought in $27.8 million last quarter, but some investors aren’t so confident in its potential.
Real estate site Trulia‘s stock has popped about 40 percent in early trading on its first day as a public company, with the stock trading about $7 over its $17-per-share IPO price.
Zillow says mobile and real estate go hand in hand, which is why the company is launching its Rentals app for the iPhone
Fundrise, a newly launched company, is democratizing the cumbersome real estate investment industry by letting any person invest $100 for a share in the deal.
Real estate site Trulia publicly filed for a $75 million IPO this morning, setting its sights on its competitor Zillow, which went public last year.
Sawbuck Realty closed $3.5 million in financing for HomeSnap, a real estate discovery engine that gives house hunters detailed information about a home based on photo.
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Buying a house involves a slow process of sharing a lot of physical documents between several different people. Frustrated by this process, Austin Allison founded DotLoop, a startup that invites people to digital documents instead of sending them via email or fax. Tuesday, DotLoop announced a $7 million funding round.
The impending Facebook initial public offering is pushing already-expensive Silicon Valley real estate to frenetic new highs.
Zillow, Redfin, Trulia: all familiar names to anyone who’s looked for a home lately. But where in this digital landscape would you go to look for office space?
WalkScore, the company which ranks cities based on how easy it is to navigate them by foot, has raised $2 million in its first round of funding, according to Geekwire.
VivaReal, a Latin American real estate portal we wrote about in 2010, announced that it has pulled in its first round of institutional funding for an undisclosed amount.
Real estate listings site Zillow on Thursday launched a new version of its iPhone app that incorporates its Mortgage Marketplace and new financial tools to help people manage and finance home purchases.
Real estate listings site Zillow opened on the NASDAQ stock exchange this morning with a whopping $60 share price after its IPO was priced last night at $20 per share. But the $60 per share price fell quickly after the first trade and shares are currently trading around a more reasonable $34.