HUD to donate $47 million for grants to housing counselors



Some $47 million of funding has been earmarked by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go towards providing housing counseling grants. The money will be used to help around one million low income households avoid foreclosure or find new housing. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced the new funding initiative, saying that HUD-approved housing […]

Divvy Homes lands $30M in venture capital funding



Real estate startup Divvy Homes, which wants to revolutionize rent-to-own and fractional ownership, just raised $30 million from venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. San Francisco-based Divvy, which only launched earlier this year with $7 million in funding, calls itself a “fractional homeownership company.” In many ways the company seems similar to traditional rent-to-own operators, some […]

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,

Real estate intelligence firm Skyline AI raises $18M in Series A funding round



Real estate investment technology provider Skyline AI is raising $18 million in a Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital and TLV Partners with participation from JLL Spark, a division of JLL and others.

Startup OpenDoor raises $325M in mega-funding round



Online real estate marketplace OpenDoor says it’s raising a whopping $325 million in financing, valuing the company at more than $2 billion.

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 […]

PeerStreet says it’s funded over $1 billion in real estate loans since its launch



Real estate loan investment platform PeerStreet says its hit the $1 billion mark for loans funded via its public marketplace since the company was founded.

Guild Mortgage to help fund solar panel installations



Some mortgage lenders are offering assistance to homeowners who’re willing to install solar panels by paying for the upfront costs.

Knotel lands $70M funding to build more agile workspaces



Agile workspaces startup Knotel says it’s just closed on a whopping $70 million Series B round of financing. The round was led by Newmark Knight Frank and The Sapir Organization,

Real estate investment platform PeerStreet lands $29.5M funding



El Segundo-based PeerStreet, a platform for investing in real estate-backed loans, has just landed $29.5 million in a Series B funding round led by World Innovation Lab.

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