Tag: Rentals

Apartments.com: 30,000 virtual tours on site

CoStar’s Apartments.com classified website for rental properties announced that it now hosts 30,765 virtual tours on the site. The tours were created by Apartments.com partner Matterport. The number is more than any other rental listing website, the two companies claim. Matterport has provided Apartments.com with over 1,000 3D floor plans and virtual apartment tours per week since the two began a

Easyroommate sues Easygroup over name

W3, the owner of Easyroommate, has issued a high court writ against Easygroup, the company run by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou reports The Mail. W3 is demanding damages of £100,000 (U.S. $ 153,000) and an injunction to stop Easygroup from threatening to sue for trademark infringement and passing off. It says Easygroup started to make threats to sue for trademark infringement from 2011. Easyroommate

Housing.com buys HomeBuy360 for $2m

India's online real estate portal, Housing.com, has acquired HomeBuy360, a cloud-based sales lifecycle management platform that connects developers, agents and buyers, for $2 million. This is the second acquisition in 2015 for Housing.com, after it bought Indian Real Estate Forum (IREF), a platform providing property information to consumers and realty BI to property buyers and financial instituti

Brazil looking to tax Airbnb, HomeAway like rentals

Looking at ways to increase tax collection, as Brazil performs a tough fiscal adjustment, which is aimed to help the nation's struggling economy, a lot of attention has been paid to Airbnb, SegundoHogar and HomeAway-like services. Unlike what happens in several parts of the world, where

Rambler to build an Uber for real estate

Rambler, Russia's media major, purchased online real estate agency AgentOn.ru, and announced publicly that it wants to create a large network of real estate agents, based on the principles of the U.S. taxi service app Uber. AgentOn acts as a trading floor that links real estate agents with homeowners looking to rent or sell their properties. The un

Russia’s MyHomeDay gets $3 million injection

MyHomeDay.com, a Russian online service for home rentals and sales, received a financial boost from Kirill Podolsky, the majority shareholder of holiday accommodation bookings site AnyWayAnyDay, and other classified sites. Podolsky, who has been financing MyHomeDay from its inception, has committed to inject another $3 million U.S.. (Go to his

Catalonia legalizes AirBnB – conditionally

Catalonia became the first region in Spain to legalize and regulate c-to-c rental classifieds, such as AirBnB and Tripwell. The Department of Business and Employment announced a set of rules for owners wishing to rent their properties, according to Novobrief. The rules nicely balance the interests of property own

NestAway raises $12M from Tiger Global and Flipkart

Bangalore-based NestAway, a home rentals marketplace, has raised $12 million from Tiger Global and Flipkart, the Economic Times of India reported. The company will use the funds to expand its geography and improve its technology. In March, NestAway had rais