Compass partners with Guaranteed Rate to launch OriginPoint mortgage services

Tech-powered real estate brokerage Compass has officially entered the mortgage business. The company has announced it’s forming a new mortgage origination firm in partnership with Guaranteed Rate Inc. Compass, which is best known for its technology tools that assist real estate agents in marketing themselves and their listings online, wants to expand its business by

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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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How All Real Estate Transactions Will Move Online in Three Years

Technology is disrupting many industries because of its ability to improve and expedite many of the antiquated processes that stall efficiency. Paper documents and physical files are being set aside to allow for collaborative documents and cloud storage services. Desk phones aren’t ringing anymore — but chat and messenger applications and email inboxes are constantly

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What Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Real Estate Transactions

Buying or selling a home is not a task that the average person undertakes on a regular basis. What was normal in the industry 10 or 20 years ago rarely applies today. That is a good reason to work with a trusted agent that is current with today’s market. Thinking you know the intricacies of

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Manage Real Estate Transactions with Cartavi™

As one of the largest financial transactions you’ll ever make, it’s easy to understand why there is so much paperwork involved with buying a home or condo. And while sorting through all those documents, loan applications, and financial statements may seem stressful to buyers, keeping everything in order and well-organized is also just as taxing on real estate agents and professionals as it is to the home buyers.

First Retail International Buys 50% of InterCora’s Romanian Retail Portfolio

First Retail International (FRI), the retail property business of Belgian investment group Mitiska Ventures, has acquired half of the Romanian retail portfolio of German real estate investor and developer InterCora Group for an undisclosed amount. The group’s Romania-based property portfolio includes 8 operational retail parks, each in a different Romanian city, amounting to about 32,000

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EMEA Real Estate Transactions Reach Highest Quarterly Level in 5 Years

Direct investment into commercial real estate was up 3% in 2012 in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, according to new research published by Jones Lang LaSalle. The increase of 2012 was strongly supported by the strongest quarter since 2007, as in Q4 of 2012 real estate transactions amounted to €46 billion, putting the yearly totals at €123 billion (USD 159 billion).

Regional Real Estate Deal News: January 25, 2013

In today’s real estate transaction roundup we feature a number of multi-million dollar transactions impacting cities across the US, a new leasing agreement on a prominent New York office tower, the grand opening of a master planned community in Texas, and more.

Celebrities Seek Secrecy in Real Estate Dealings

The desire of celebrities to keep their real estate transactions private in a celebrity-obsessed nation is nothing new, but it’s never exactly been an easy thing for them to do.   Realtors who work in celebrity real estate report that they are often asked to sign a letter of confidentiality before they can represent the

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