Entera raises $32M to open up the single-family home market to institutional investors



Real estate investing data startup Entera Holdings Ltd. has raised $32 million in a Series A funding round, bringing its total amount raised to $39.5 million following an earlier seed funding round. The round was led by Goldman Sachs investment arm, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, with participation from Bullpen Capital, Craft Ventures and Valuestream Ventures. […]

FAA eases rules on drone use, creating more opportunities for real estate marketing



Some tech-savvy real estate agents have already been using drones to create aerial videos and photos that enhance their listings. Now, their use could be expanded by new Federal Aviation Administration rules, the National Association of Realtors reported last week. The FAA has eased some restrictions on drone use while expanding other rules. For example, […]

Title insurance startup Spruce bags $60M in Series C funding round



Spruce lands $60M in funding for its tech-based title insurance platform

How soon will an investment in solar panels payoff?



Housing industry experts say that solar panels will become a more common fixture on new homes in the U.S. as installation costs fall and their benefits become more widely known. The industry is keeping a very keen watch on California, which has already mandated their installation on most new homes, the first U.S. state to […]

Some buyers are seeking more resilient homes



Interest in off-grid homes is growing among buyers who are wary of blackout events such as the incident in Texas in February that followed a severe winter storm. The growing interest in self-powered homes has led some developers to go beyond energy saving features like solar panels, building even more protections into their properties. “Houses […]

5G connectivity makes a home more valuable, survey finds



Blazing-fast 5G internet connections are rapidly becoming a major selling point for homes, and the majority of people believe that an abode that has one is more valuable than a similar property that lacks 5G, a new survey has found. The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the wireless network provider Verizon found that […]

New Tools: Listing Alert Re-Reinvents Pre-MLS Window



A new look at an agent tool that shows a pre-MLS window, and offers a point of differentiation. Listing Alert may match your needs.

Top 10 Real Estate Marketing Trends of 2021



Here are the top 20 real estate marketing trends of 2021.

Rick Caruso’s real estate firm now accepts bitcoin



Billionaire Rick Caruso’s namesake real estate firm Caruso has said it will accept bitcoin

Matterport: Will It Be This Year’s Biggest PropTech IPO?



An innovative PropTech company that creates 3D spatial mapping tools, Matterport will now go public through a merger with Gores Holdings VI – GHVI (NASDAQ)