Roofstock Keeps Rocking Proptech Raising Another $240M

Roofstock announced last week raising Series E funding in the amount of $240 million.  This increases the single-family rental investment platform’s overall valuation to $1.94 billion. 

Zillow attracts more criticism for selling homes to institutional investors

It’s fair to say that Zillow’s foray into the world of iBuying proved to be an unmitigated disaster, with the company forced to shutter the business due to its inability to flip homes for a profit. The company is at least making good progress in selling off its remaining inventory of homes. It said last

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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.

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Karen Wright Joins Moody Rambin as a Senior Associate

Moody Ramibin recently announced that Karen Wright has joined the company as a Senior Associate for the Owner Representation Group. Karen has more than eight years’ experience in commercial real estate and previously worked in brokerage and in marketing and research. Karen is renowned for her superior analytical skills and she is highly experienced in

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Why Medium Apartment Buildings Are Better For Investors

While almost every real estate professional with an opinion says that apartment complexes with over 150 units are the way to go, it’s not necessarily true. Multifamily complexes are indeed a great investment. However, what you really want to invest in is where you earn the most rent per unit. Often that is in complexes

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Court Step Sales Going to Institutional Investors

Institutional investors continue to impact small real estate investors as they move heavily into buying on courthouse steps. This is having a bigger impact on small investors than many realize. The reason is that small investors take a risk buying on courthouse steps that is rewarded with a deep discount (typically 30%) so they can

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2014 – A Time for Change In the Real Estate Market

It’s time to look ahead to 2014 and what is coming in the real estate market. The Urban Land Institute recently released it’s closely followed annual “Trends in Real Estate 2014 Report”. While most investors are interested in their local market, this report looks at the big picture. Something all investors need to stay aware

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As Prices Rise, Fewer Lenders Prepared to Grant Short Sales

According to a RealtyTrac report, fewer lenders are willing to sanction short sales due to the fact that property prices are increasing. Over the past few months the number of short sales has gradually been falling. The article in Inman News shows that nationally in October short sales accounted for just 5.3% of all sales

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Institutional Investors Changing Strategy

It’s not universal but there is a shift occurring in how large all-cash buyers are purchasing foreclosed properties. Nationally, houses completing the foreclosure process in October were down 29% compared to a year ago. The number of houses entering the foreclosure process has steadily decreased for 15 consecutive months. The result is that there have

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Ending The Crisis: Foreclosures Condemn All The Properties

The basic idea is to keep people in their homes but use the government power of eminent domain to condemn the properties. Once the properties are condemned

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