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  • The homeownership innovators at Ribbon announced having secured $150 million in additional funding for fueling the company’s rapid expansion.

    Ribbon Closes $150M Series C Round to Fuel Expansion
  • Groundworks executive Tim Tracy offers up great advice for sellers and buyers on the importance of home foundation inspections and repairs.

    Groundworks Expert Gives Home Foundation Advice
  • Bidding wars are becoming so common that they’re even impacting the rental market, as numerous wannabee tenants vie for a dwindling supply of homes and apartments listed for rent. Demand for rental properties is surging as workers begin moving out of their shared living situations as the U.S. reopens and gets back to work. Add… [Continue Reading]

    Renters face bidding wars as supply dries up
  • Moderne Ventures sews up a new $200 million fund to invest in real estate finance, insurance, and home services.

    Moderne Ventures Closes a Second Fund of $200M
  • McGuireWoods has leased Houston-based Hines’ Texas Tower offices, becoming the latest marque tenant to lease in the cutting edge new tower.

    McGuireWoods Latest Marque Tenant for Hines’ Texas Tower

United Wholesale Mortgage will accept bitcoin for home loan payments

United Wholesale Mortgage has said it intends to let homeowners pay off their mortgages in bitcoin later this year. The company, which went public last January via a special purpose acqusition merger, said this week it intends to accept “cryptocurrency” as payment for home loans. Detroit Free Press, which first reported the story, said UWM […]

Automated underwriting startup Candor lands $12.5M in funding

Artificial intelligence-driven startup Candor, which has created technology that helps automate the underwriting process, has landed $12.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Arthur Ventures, a leading early-growth capital firm focused on high-growth, capital-efficient B2B software companies. Candor burst onto the scene last summer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Consumers trust digital transactions, survey shows

Online transactions have accelerated since the COVID-19 pandemic came to town, and real estate is no different. Indeed, a new survey by Notarize shows that U.S. adults are now quite comfortable with completing financial transactions digitally. The survey found that 81% of U.S. adults indicated they feel secure when completing financial purchases online. But many […]

Will hemp homes solve the building material shortage?

Sky rocketing prices for building materials have been a common complaint from home builders over the past year. The costs of lumber, steel and concrete have all soared, and now some are promoting the idea of hemp as a more affordable alternative. Hemp does contain cannabis, but the concentration of THC is much, much lower […]

Real Estate Technology Update: Agents Still Waiting On Miracles

According to a NAR survey, cybersecurity, drones, 5G, and virtual reality will lead real estate technology developments in the next 24 months.

Localize raises $25M funding for its AI-powered home search platform

Artificial intelligence-powered real estate search startup Localize has attracted $25 million in a Series C round of funding as it looks to eliminate buyer’s remorse in home buying. Pitango Growth led the round, which also saw participation from Mizrahi-Tefahot and its existing investors, bringing the company’s total amount raised to date to $70 million. As […]