Realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara steps down



Ryan O’Hara is stepping down from his role as CEO of Move Inc., the company that operates the realtor.com website, after four years. The company says it’s now searching for a successor to O’Hara, who has led it since January 2015. “Ryan has transformed realtor.com, overseeing a period of remarkable growth, with revenues more than […]

What is 3D Architectural Rendering?



3D architectural rendering converts a three-dimensional object into a 2D image. It’s typically done on a computer, and it allows the architect, or anyone else using the image, to see the 3D object on a 2D surface, like a computer screen. This image can then be manipulated in many different ways and used for a […]

Investors hire Uber & Lyft drivers to spot potential home flips



Real estate companies and investors have hit on the idea of hiring drivers from Uber and other ride-sharing firms to help them search for new properties to flip. The theory is that the drivers can serve as an extra pair of eyes for such companies, helping to spot rough diamonds on their routes that could […]

Computer vision-based interior design firm Modsy raises $37M



Computer vision startup Modsy is looking to expand after raising $37 million in a Series C round of funding led by TCV. The round brings its total funding to over $70 million. For those who aren’t familiar with Modsy, it’s essentially a kind of virtual design app that combines its computer vision tech with human […]

Nextdoor, the social network for neighborhoods, raises $123M



“Local” social networking site Nextdoor, which aims to bring together people who live in the same neighborhood, has just raised $123 million in a funding round led by Riverwood capital. Benchmark, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins, and an undisclosed “large global asset manager” also participated in the round, which brings Nextdoor’s total funding to more […]

High-Tech House Makeover Suggestions for Shoestring Budgets



A list of suggested tech innovations that can turn your home into a high-tech smart abode on a shoestring budget. This is PropTech homeowners must have.

SPIRE Realty Group’s Jordan Crow Talks About IoT Security & Automation



RealtyBiz catches up with Jordan Crow for the lowdown on SPIRE’s latest move into the PropTech space, the adoption of the ioTium solution.

Anyplace Snags $2.5 Million Seed Round – Somehow



Anyplace, a marketplace startup that offers people find flexible-term furnished housing, recently closed a $2.5 million dollar funding round.

Marriott to take on Airbnb with new home-sharing platform



Hotelier giant Marriott International is aiming to take on Airbnb with a new home rental business that it hopes will offset pressure from the emerging short-term rental sector. The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott will launch its Homes & Villas business next week, offering up to 2,000 home rentals in 100 U.S., European and […]

Keeping Wildfires at Bay: How New Technology Can Help



In 2018, California saw some of the worst wildfires on record. Fires ravaged hundreds of homes and threatened hundreds more. A record 42 people were confirmed dead and 200 missing as 250,000 people fled their homes. That’s more than just a safety risk. It has a critical impact on California’s residents and real estate market. […]