Real estate

ZIllow hires HomeFinder, UtahRealEstate execs

HomeFinder.com director of strategic partnerships Chris Keil, and UtahRealEstate.com director of business development Steve Allen have been hired away by real estate and rental giant Zillow. Here’s the announcement: Zillow Makes Two Key Industry Hires Steve Allen and Chris Kiel to help Zillow continue building lasting relationships with industry partners SEATTLE, Aug. 27,...

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Auction.com hires Yahoo VP

Auction.com Appoints Mindy Heppberger as Chief Legal Officer Former Yahoo! vice president, deputy general counsel will be based in the company’s Silicon Valley office IRVINE/BELMONT, CALIF. – Aug. 26, 2014 –Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, today announced the appointment of Mindy Heppberger as executive vice president and chief legal...

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Gen X U.S. homeowners underwater; boomers can’t sell

According to Zillow,  43 percent of 35 to 49 year old U.S. homeowners are suffering from negative equity. This can prevent boomers from selling and millennials from buying. This announcement explains: High Negative Equity Among Gen X Homeowners Causing Housing Market Gridlock 43 percent negative equity rate among 35-to-49-year-olds may prevent Baby Boomers from selling, millennial buyers from...

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Blocket launches massive campaign in Sweden

Summer is over in Sweden, but not the marketing war between Hemnet and Schibsted-owned Blocket. The latest round in this battle is a huge advertising campaign launched by Blocket. This time, Blocket starts its nationwide campaign with television, and supports it with billboards, print and online. The main message: “Blocket is the new real estate site of Sweden”. Blocket’s media...

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He’ll ‘be back’ — in Austria? Australia?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for three things: his body-builder days, his terms as ‘Governator’ of Kah-lee-fornya, and his line in Terminator, “I’ll be back.” Now, he’s going for a different kind of famous: The Austrian actor / politician has decided to move back to Austria — at least, so goes the premise — but he gets confused and winds up trying to find a home in...

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Inc. 5000 honorees: Jobs2Careers, ApartmentList, Movoto, PureCars

Each year Inc. Magazine announces its Inc 5000 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies. They are determined by three-year revenue growth. Several classified companies were honored for 2014. Jobs2Careers was the fastest-growing recruitment site, ApartmentList made No.1 for growth in the rental category, Movoto was in 1st place for real estate, and PureCars for automotive. Vantage Media...

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