European Airbnb rival Spotahome lands $40 million funding round



Spotahome, a company that provides listings for rental listings, has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. London-based Passion Capital and Madrid-based Seaya Ventures also participated in the round, which brings Spotahome’s total funding to just shy of $64 million. Bloomberg said the company rivals AirBnb […]

Vacant homes cost cities millions in reduced tax revenues and property values



The number of vacant buildings in some American cities has reached “epidemic levels”, according to a new study by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Marijuana might be legal in your state, but illegal in your own home



While marijuana has become legal for both medicinal and recreational purposes in many U.S. states, many landlords and homeowners associations are proving to be less forward-thinking, insisting on banning usage and growing of the plant in the properties they control.

Zillow is planning to buy up homes, do them up and sell them on



Real estate listings platform Zillow says it’s planning to buy and sell homes in the Las Vegas and Phoenix areas as part of a major change to its business model.

Home rentals growing faster than apartments



Construction of apartments in the multifamily home sector has really taken off over the last decade, but single-family homes were still the fastest-growing type of rental

San Francisco home prices jump $100k in just 3 months



Homeowners in San Francisco might well be rubbing their hands with glee with the news that property prices in the city have skyrocketed upwards once again.

Black Knight report shows foreclosure crisis is almost over



With U.S. housing markets steadily continuing their recovery from the last decade’s financial crisis, distress markers are diminishing faster than ever.

New Story bids to solve world’s housing shortage with 3D printed homes



A San Francisco charity called New Story seems to think so, and to that end its just showed off a new 3D printer it built in partnership with construction technology firm ICON that it wants to use to build affordable homes

Manufactured homes: The answer to America’s affordable housing shortage?



Manufactured homes seems to be getting serious consideration as a solution to the U.S.’s growing affordable housing shortage, if recent news reports are anything to go by.

Larry Weltman suggests creativity for GTA realtors in new mortgage environment



Thanks to changes in mortgage rules, realtors in the GTA have to be more creative when it comes to making a sale.Numbers show that home sales in the area have fallen 22 per cent over the last year.Industry experts have been pointing the finger at high

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