Opendoor buys Open Listings to boost its home-flipping business model

Online real estate marketplace Opendoor is making its first acquisition, snapping up a discount brokerage called Open Listings. Open Listings is an end-to-end real estate platform aimed at buyers that offers them a 50 percent rebate on the buyer’s agent commission. The idea is that people can search through listings, book private showings, make an

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Facebook partners with Rental Beast to add more listings to its Marketplace

Facebook is getting more serious about the home rental market, teaming up with Rental Beast, a software as a service listings platform that provides millions of rental listings.

Roommate search platform Roomi acquires rival Symbi

Roomi, an online marketplace that allows renters to search for roomates and connect with landlords, has acquired its competitor Symbi.

RV rental startup Outdoorsy raises $25M

San Francisco-based startup Outdoorsy, which offers an outdoor recreation marketplace for road trips and recreational vehicle (RV) adventures, has raised $25M in Series B funding led by Aviva Ventures and Altos Ventures.

Facebook is getting deadly serious about real estate listings

If Zillow was getting a little hot under the collar upon rumors that Amazon.com was getting into the real estate game, it’s probably feeling even worse now that Facebook has officially declared that it too is stepping up its efforts.

Flip lands $2.2M funding to prove it’s subletting platform is no flop

Web-based subletting platform Flip has landed $2.2 million in a funding round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Collaborative Fund, BBG Ventures and Techstars Ventures.

Zillow debuts “Instant Offers” marketplace for Las Vegas, Orlando homeowners

Zillow is launching a trial of its Zillow Instant Offers marketplace, which enables homeowners to sell their homes quickly by providing them with offers from investors and a comparative market analysis

Fund That Flip flips rehabbing investment market on its head

A new investment platform called Fund That Flip is making waves by connecting qualified investors to vetted rehab projects, giving them the opportunity to invest in rehab loans on the most promising residential properties.

CREXi bids to make commercial real estate more competitive

A new startup called CREXi is trying to rethink the commercial real estate marketplace with a new online exchange that aims to fulfill the entire buying process from the initial viewing to signing on the dotted line.

Real Estate Investing Success is Knocking at Your Door

What’s amazing is the mass media and even seasoned professionals claim there is no money to be made in real estate today. There is nothing further from the truth. Real estate has made more millionaires over the years than any other industry. It wasn’t always as easy as it is today to make your fortune

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