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.
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.
Zumper made its apartment rental search and Pro tools more widely available today, to improve the apartment rental process for both tenants and landlords.
Apartment List released a mobile app for people to easily search for, contact, and take notes on rental apartments.
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.
RoomHunt integrates a rental directory with social networks to simplify the process of finding a place to live and roommates to live with.
Real estate marketplace Zillow buys up startup HotPads to bolster its rental platform.
Housetrip, a London-based marketplace for travel accommodation, has raised $40 million from European investors.
Online travel site Luxury Retreats has raised $5M to add 50 more decadent destinations to its list.
No, it’s not the 90s and no, Larry Ellison is not hawking network computers. Instead, it’s 2012, and Google is. Sorta.
A new outfit, as often as you want it, with accessories, for only $49/month.
That’s what new fashion rental startup Le Tote is offering young urban women. And the founders are hoping that women’s rich history of sharing clothes will make the company as successful as some other rental successes.
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.