Real estate

A lot has been happening at Idealista lately

Real estate site Idealista launched a new “economy for beginners” channel – a series of video tutorials which explains complex economic and financial concepts in a simple, easy-to-understand and compact way, with the help of illustrations. The short videos (about one minute each) are published monthly… This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to...

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Dutch rental site Esteon launches Tinder-style site

Esteon.nl launched a smart rental search site with a functionality similar to Tinder’s dating app, where not the visitor, but Esteon looks for an ideal house or room for rent. Senior housing, expat rentals, rooms and houses for rent – those are the options that the new site offers. It uses a proprietary algorithm to find options, and the user can like or dislike it, and explain the...

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Naspers sells property tools (updated)

Updated with buyer information, Naspers feedback. Naspers sold its real estate software subsidiary Korbitec to LexisNexis South Africa, part of the Reed Elsevier Group, for an undisclosed amount. Korbitec also owned and operated Property24.com, South Africa’s biggest real estate vertical, but the site was stripped out of the deal, and Property24.com will stay with Naspers. A company...

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Craigslist data infringement cases settled

Craigslist was the big winner — to the tune of $3.1 million — in its intellectual property infringement lawsuits against data aggregator 3Taps and Lovely, a rentals site. It has also settled with PadMapper, another apartment site that generated terrific results using Craigslist data; no financial terms of that settlement were indicated in the agreement filed with the court. 3Taps...

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Desktop visits to property sites in France drops to 65% – report

In France the audience of real estate sites added up to 13.4 million desktop users, 4.1 million mobile users and 2.9 million tablet users in March, according to Mediametrie/Netratings study (available here in French). The total number of unique monthly visitors coming from mobile sources for French Internet as a whole was up 17 percent compared to the same period last year. Forty-one million...

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ProSiebenSat.1 enters German classifieds with a bang

ProSiebenSat.1, a big, German media group, acquired 80 percent of price comparison platform Verivox for €170 million ($190 million U.S.) plus a performance bonus of up to €40 million, to be paid at the end of the current financial year. How high the bonus falls out, will depend on how successful the platform was in the financial year, online magazine Gründerszene.de reported. The sellers...

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