Loftium will stump up your down payment, but only if you become an Airbnb host



That company is called Loftium, which says it will provide up to $50,000 in down payment money in return for homeowners renting out one of their rooms for between one and three years,

Dwelo lands $4.9M to automate smart rental properties



With that in mind, a new startup called Dwelo is helping to solve this problem. The company, which recently landed $4.9 million in funding from Peterson Ventures, sells a simple smart apartment system that connects

Millennials delaying first home purchase by 7 years due to student debts



The burden of student debt means that young adults are being forced to delay their first home purchase by an average of seven years

Blockchain real estate startup Propy raises $15M in token sale



Decentralized title registry firm Propy Inc. has raised $15 million from 6,597 participants in a PRO token sale to put the international real estate market on the blockchain.

Falling fertility rates could lead to smaller homes



Fertility rates in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest level since records begun, and that means big changes in the future of residential real estate, according to one report.

RealtyShares lands $28M funding round to expand beyond crowdfunding



Real estate crowdfunding and investing platform RealtyShares has just landed a fresh funding round worth $28 million. The company, offers a crowdfunding

HouseCanary lands $31M funding round to build out its analytics platform



Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the resale value of a home before you bought it? Well, a new startup going by the name of HouseCanary is using big data to do exactly that.

Houston real estate bounces back after Hurricane Harvey flooding



The catastrophic flooding that came after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston,Texas hasn’t deterred buyers from snapping up real estate in the city.

Despite housing inventory woes, more homeowners believe now is a good time to sell



More homeowners might be ready to move, helping to relieve the critically low inventory situation that’s been blamed for a recent slowdown in home sales.

Forthcoming YouTube update will make videos look better on mobile screens



YouTube is planning new changes that will let users change the shape of its media player so it matches the format it was uploaded in, or the format you want to watch. When the update lands,

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