Realtor.com adds commute time filter to its search listings

One of the most important factors when considering a home to buy is the time it takes to commute to work. According to a realtor.com survey of 600 of its users, around 85% of buyers say they would even sacrifice other sought-after features, such as square footage, home style and lot size, in order for

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5 reasons to use a real estate agent when searching for a rental apartment

With so many online real estate brokerages offering a full service that cuts out the middleman, some buyers might be tempted to think they can safely go it alone without the services of a real estate agent.

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.

Homie lands $4M funding to transform London’s rental market

London home search startup for renters Homie has just successfully raised $4 million in a seed funding round that brings its total funding to $6 million.

5 essential apps for your home search

A recent National Association of Realtors survey found that 68 percent of those searching for a home use mobile apps to help with that, and a quick look at our list of favorite apps helps us to understand why that’s the case:

FlyHomes, a listings portal for high-demand real estate markets, raises $4M

Real estate technology startup FlyHomes, which helps consumers to find suitable homes in high-demand markets like Chicago, is looking to purchase some real estate of its own.

Top 10 Google Keywords for Realtors

SEO remains stubbornly relevant for some. As long as search engines rely on text to comprehend what users want, optimizing for keywords remains a good SEO practice.

Realtor.com adds school search tool to its website

In order to help home buyers find suitable homes for sale near their chosen school, Realtor.com is introducing a new search tool that identifies elementary, middle and high schools in their desired area.

Zillow launches RealEstate.com for first-time buyers

Zillow is launching another new real estate-focused website tailored specifically for first-time buyers, many of whom it says are millennials.

Reonomy helps investors spot commercial real estate opportunities

Reonomy offers a platform that mixes data analytics with something it calls an “adaptive intelligence engine” to help users with their research.

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