Real estate

Revamp boosts Apartments.com traffic

CoStar Group is jumping into the hot U.S. residential rental listing competition with guns blazing, as its recent Apartments.com relaunch conference and earnings calls made clear. CoStar co-founder, CEO and President Andy Florance told the fourth quarter and 2014 end-of-year earnings call audience that since its mid-February relaunch week-over-week visits to Apartments.com  already were up 23...

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Rightmove releases strong 2014 results

Rightmove, the U.K.’s leading real estate site, posted strong results for the year ending Dec. 31, 2014 thanks largely to increased traffic and advertisers taking premium services. Revenue for the year was up 19 percent to £167 million ($257 million U.S.) and operating profit, or earnings before interest and tax (EBIT), similarly rose by 20 percent to £124.6 million. Traffic was up ten...

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Realogy’s NRT debuts HomesforSale.com

NRT, a Realogy subsidiary and the largest residential real estate brokerage in the U.S., has just launched HomesForSale.com. Along with real estate listings, HomesForSale.com has an automated valuation tool, and data on sold properties. NRT has brokerage offices in 45 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas of the U.S. HomesForSale.com is now in 14 of those markets, with 2015 plans to cover the...

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OpenDoor gets $20 mil for U.S. expansion

OpenDoor, which landed $10 million in investment funding before it even launched last July, has just secured another $20 million. The funds, led by GGV Capital, will allow the for-sale-by-owner home marketplace to expand beyond San Francisco and Phoenix, Ariz. into Portland, Ore. and Dallas, Texas. Here’s the announcement: Opendoor, the Online Marketplace to Instantly Sell Your Home...

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Krrb launches classified payments

Though it’s in private beta for awhile, Krrb Classifieds has launched a payment platform for sellers.  This one-click payment collection process will be available to sellers on Krrb.com, and Krrb publisher clients that include Chicago Magazine’s classified pages,  Apartment Therapy, Build by Kids and Buy Cheap Art. Buyers can use the online payments to purchase items on these...

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Trulia wins ListHub temporary restraining order

blackjack games A California court has issued a temporary restraining order against Move Inc., requiring it to supply its ListHub multiple listings service feed to Trulia at least until a court hearing next month. ListHub had planned to cut off the feed this week, even though its contract with Trulia was not scheduled to expire until June. Trulia gets 25 percent of its listings from ListHub. A...

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