• Web-based subletting platform Flip has landed $2.2 million in a funding round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Collaborative Fund, BBG Ventures and Techstars Ventures.

    Flip lands $2.2M funding to prove it’s subletting platform is no flop
  • Zillow is facing a social media backlash following its decision to send a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of prominent real estate blog McMansion Hell. The site is a kind of tongue-in-cheek website that pokes fun at so-called McMansions, with quirky comments like “windows you could scrape off with a butter knife”, and “doors to… [Continue Reading]

    Zillow faces social media backlash over McMansion Hell copyright claims
  • RentHop has just published the results of a study on the most common rental scams, along with advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.

    The most common rental scams today
  • Home prices in the U.S. surpassed their pre-recession peak in 2016, according to the latest State of the Nation’s Housing report, which was published on Friday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. That might be good news for homeowners, but for those who’re yet to buy a property, rising prices could… [Continue Reading]

    Housing affordability is a growing problem
  • The Internet has evolved into a wonderful resource for home buyers, and with new innovative technology, it’s fair to say the vast majority of them will begin their search

    Why real estate agents shouldn’t fear being replaced by technology

Here’s the issue you face when social media is used for real estate

Don’t be deceived by my choice of illustration: what I am about to reveal is not limited to Facebook’s social network.

Flip lands $2.2M funding to prove it’s subletting platform is no flop

Web-based subletting platform Flip has landed $2.2 million in a funding round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Collaborative Fund, BBG Ventures and Techstars Ventures.

Digital Home Shoppers and How to Reach Them

The web, mobile and social media are quietly changing how home shoppers interact with agents and find the properties they want. Are agents and the real estate sector taking note?

YouTube adds new virtual reality-like video format VR180

YouTube has added a new virtual reality video format that has enormous potential for showcasing futuristic property listings

Local social network platform Nextdoor announces major expansion

U.S. local social networking phenomenon Nextdoor is expanding into Germany, Europe’s largest market.

Can We Really Trust Smart Home Gadgets?

According to a recent Which investigation then possibly not. It showed how hackers only need a few days to access the home network and connected devices.

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