Rental listings site Zumper raises $46 million in Series C round



Rental marketplace Zumper is raising $46 million in a Series C round of funding led by Axel Springer and Stereo Capital with participation from Blackstone, Dawn Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Breyer Capital,

Twenty Powerful Real Estate Marketing Ideas For Realtors



The real estate industry is nothing else if not incredibly competitive. That makes it imperative that you get your name out there as a real estate professional

Homeowners start counting the cost of Hurricane Florence



Residents of affected areas are now starting to count the cost of the damage as the storm slowly dissipates

Co-living startup Bungalow raises $64M in funding



Bungalow, a new residential real estate platform, recently launched, announcing it has secured $64M in funding: a $14M Series A led by Khosla Ventures, Atomic VC,

Ten Items for Your Real Estate Due Diligence Checklist



Commercial real estate purchase contracts usually include a due diligence or inspection period (Due Diligence Period). During the Due Diligence Period, the buyer should evaluate the real estate to confirm it is suitable for the buyer’s needs. Following are ten things which should be on every real estate buyer’s due diligence checklist. 1. Title and […]

Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model



Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an […]

Landlord Best Practices for Rent Increases



As increased demand for apartments outpaces increases in supply, multifamily rental rates are increasing. Landlords should keep pace with the market. Landlords also need to increase rent regularly so that their revenue is adequate to cover increased costs. Yet no landlord wants an increase to cause an exodus of tenants. How a landlord communicates a […]

Study shows Starbucks presence helps to boost the value of homes



Having a Starbucks open near a neighborhood could increase the value of nearby homes, potentially by a few thousand dollars, a new study from Harvard Business School has found.

How an Access Agreement Can Speed Up Your Commercial Real Estate Transaction



Buyers and sellers want their commercial real estate transactions to move forward quickly. A buyer may ask to start inspecting the real estate and “kick the tires” while the parties negotiate a real estate purchase contract. The seller may have concerns about allowing this with no contract in place. To address these concerns, the buyer […]

Tips to create real estate signage that works



Real estate signs are more important than you might think. Done right, they can help to raise awareness about your brand and help to reel in those potential clients more easily

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