Real estate

U.S. home, apartment construction leaps

New construction of residential properties in the U.S. hasn’t been this active since 2007, according to Yahoo Finance. While major real estate sites such as Realtor.com, Trulia, and Homefinder.com are clearly getting the word – collaborating with Builders Digital Experience (BDX) and the like for content and listing distribution –  all real estate and rental listing sites...

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Real estate startup crowdfunds for good

Non-profit startup New Story crowdfunds the rebuilding of homes for Haitians who were left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. The new site profiles the story of the families who need help, and keeps contributors and site visitors abreast of the crowdfunded progress being made toward each goal of $6,000 USD – the cost for a new home. Those who donate can do so anonymously – or can...

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Real estate fraud hacks agent emails

In a pervasive U.S.-wide hacking scam disclosed by Chicago Title, thieves are identifying properties for sale, the real estate agents involved in the transactions, and then hacking into the agents’ email accounts. No one has identified any listing sites used by any of these scammers, though it seems that many pending property closures are identified through email conversations between...

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ListTrac, Zillow add list metrics for MLS

Colorado-based IRES Multiple Listing Services now offers its 6,000 agents and brokers expanded listing reports and metrics thanks to ListTrac, enabled by its Zillow Group agreement. IRES is the first MLS to have this added feature. Here’s the announcement: IRES MLS Signs Direct Agreement with Zillow Group; First to Offer Members Expanded Listings Reporting Northern Colorado-based MLS to use...

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Auction.com partners with Juwai.com to bring U.S. real-estate auctions to millions of Chinese buyers

BY DON GASPER Juwai.com, a China-based international property portal, and Auction.com, a leading online real-estate marketplace in the United States, have signed a partnership that will bring U.S. commercial real-estate auctions to investors from China. According to the two companies, the agreement will see U.S. real-estate listings from Auction.com advertised on Juwai.com in Chinese, where they...

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Rightmove adds school checker tool to its listings

A survey conducted by Rightmove, the U.K.’s largest real estate website, revealed that 84 percent of parents would consider moving house to be near a good school. In addition, nine out of ten parents consider the quality of local state schools, when choosing the location for a new home. As a result, Rightmove partnered with Schoolguide.co.uk to add a new feature called School checker to all of...

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