Real Estate


Iran’s busy realty market gets a search engine

Iran’s busy realty market gets a search engine

Iran is drowning in real estate sites. So, it was to be expected that a real estate aggregator would appear on the scene sooner or later, to make the online market more transparent. The property listings aggregator MelkRadar.com pulls in listings of all the top verticals and horizontals in Iran on its desktop site and mobile app, and emails listings to users.


Purplebricks told to pull ‘misleading’ ads

Purplebricks told to pull ‘misleading’ ads

Hybrid real estate agency Purplebricks.co.uk has been told to stop showing two of its TV advertisements by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the U.K., since it deems them "misleading". The ASA ruled the ads did not make it clear that Purplebricks' fee was payable regardless of whether or not the property sold.


Start-up Projepedia enters rental market in Turkey

Start-up Projepedia enters rental market in Turkey

Projepedia.com, a site which was launched in February 2013 by Sinan Turker and Kaan Kayahan to list new houses (apartments) of Turkish property developers, entered the market for renting units in property developments when it launched a new section on the site. It is free to list rental home ads in the new section, which boasts 750 active listings.  


Lifull Home’s beta-tests site for zombie properties

Lifull Home’s beta-tests site for zombie properties

Lifull Home’s (at Homes.co.jp) started promoting empty-standing houses and apartments and vacant spaces of municipalities on a dedicated website at Homes.co.jp/akiyabank. The sub-site is currently in beta.


Top start-up HundredRooms on the rocks?

Top start-up HundredRooms on the rocks?

HundredRooms.com, a Spanish aggregator that searches vacation rental sites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, has laid off half its team and is in danger of closing down, according to a report in national newspaper El Confidencial. Just weeks ago, business magazine Actualidad Económica named it one of the “start-ups with the brightest future” in its Best Start-ups in Spain Awards.


Shanghai start-up offers rental listings with AR

Shanghai start-up offers rental listings with AR

Ufunwow.com (有房喔) is a new figure in the sector. The listings platform, currently operating in the Shanghai market, distinguishes itself with a mixture of tech novelties, such as Big Data, Augmented Reality (AR), Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) - to create a “real-time, real-world search engine” that it calls “Saw wat” (搜哇).



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