Real estate

Immonet/Immowelt merger gets green light

The German and Austrian anti-trust authorities approved the merger of Immonet and Immowelt, Germany’s No. 2 and No. 3 real estate sites, as proposed by Axel Springer and Markt.Gruppe, the owners of Immonet and Immowelt respectively, on Febr. 11 (our report here). Today’s media statement here in English. Immonet will now move in under the roof of Immowelt Holding and Axel Springer Digital...

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Auction.com: Investors flip more than rent

Western States Lead the Way as Flipping Edges out Renting Among Real Estate Investors in the First Quarter of 2015 6.5% quarter-over-quarter growth in investors planning to buy and flip properties according to Auction.com Real Estate Investor Activity Report ™ IRVINE, CALIF. – April 20, 2015 – Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, today announced the...

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ParuVendu moves into third position among France’s real estate sites

ParuVendu.fr, France’s No. 5 horizontal classified site, acquired by Digital Virgo Group in 2012, has been working hard on advancing in the rankings, particularly in the auto and real estate segment, and has recently made it into third position among real estate sites, according to Ubiflow data (full list available here in French). With 8.5 million monthly visitors, the real estate segment...

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Lamudi Philippines introduces offline ‘Dial for Home’ service

Lamudi launched last week its ‘Dial for Home’ service in the Philippines. Called ‘Dial 4 Home’ in the Philippines, the service is for customers who want to look for property the “old-fashioned way” or for “non-tech-savvy” Filipinos with limited access to the internet, said Lamudi. Customers call a hotline and an agent will look up Lamudi’s...

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Belgian property sites under scrutiny for possible tax evasion

Belgium’s Special Tax Inspectorate (BBI) is conducting a special screening of leading real estate websites Immoweb.be, Zimmo.be and Immo.vlan.be for possible evasion of registration fees, VAT and income tax, as well as unreported brokerage deals. The country’s EBay site and taxi service Uber are also under scrutiny. The government decided to deploy an additional one hundred state employees to...

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Dot-Realtor domains for sale May 7

The new top level domain (TLD) .Realtor, is about to go on sale to U.S. and Canadian Realtor associations and brokerages. The associations can be local or U.S. state organizations. The point of the TLD, as with the earlier dot-MLS TLD, is to let consumers know that the site owners are legitimate: that is, a dot-Realtor site address means that only genuine Realtors take part, and the owner of a...

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