Tag: Rentals



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

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Rightmove adds Rental Trends Tracker

Rightmove adds Rental Trends Tracker

Rightmove has added a Rental Trends Tracker to its quarterly publications. The U.K.’s largest real estate site has historically published a monthly monitor of prices for homes on sale but has now extending its indexing work to the letting sector. Its Rental Trends Tracker uses Rightmove’s own

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Chip Perry becomes CEO of RentPath

Chip Perry becomes CEO of RentPath

Updated with Apartments.com info; RentPath revenue comment From cars to apartments. Chip Perry, the founder and long-term CEO of AutoTrader.com, has jumped to another Atlanta-based classified company as its new CEO and president. He’ll be heading RentPath, a conglomeration of rental-advertising businesses that’s part-owned by Providence Equity Partners, which had an investment in Au

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Zillow debuts paid rental ads

Zillow debuts paid rental ads

Zillow Group just introduced Zillow Rent Connect, a three-choice group of online rental advertising options for property managers. Targeting apartment communities rather than private owners of individual properties, Rent Connect clearly takes on CoStar Group's Apartments.com, and its video and photo-focused s


Rent.com debuts 3-D floor plans, reviews

Rent.com debuts 3-D floor plans, reviews

As the result of a focus-group study of renters conducted by parent RentPath, flagship apartment community marketplace Rent.com has made significant feature changes, and launched an advertising campaign. Here's the announcement:

Study: Prospective Renters Want Legitimacy Most from Listings

Findings Provide Foundation for New Rent.com Advertising Camp
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Rocket Internet launches “cut-price” online estate agent

Rocket Internet launches “cut-price” online estate agent

Rocket Internet, Germany's leading startup incubator, did it again. It copied yet another business model with potential to disrupt. Only difference this time: the business cannot be scaled internationally. In CIR16.8 of April 22 this year we wrote (on page 60 to 63) about the flurry of activity a legislative change has caused in the German real estate market. At the time, a number of startups l

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U.K. gets site dedicated to real estate investors

U.K. gets site dedicated to real estate investors

A new entrant to the U.K. online real estate classifieds industry is start-up Pring.co.uk. The site, which is still in beta, targets real estate investors with a comprehensive range of financial indicators aimed at investors on every real estate listing. Property ads include indicators, such as potential rental value, yield and return on investmen

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Chinese rental site raises $200 million in U.S.

Chinese rental site raises $200 million in U.S.

Chinese apartment rental platform Mofang Apartments recently raised close to $200 million U.S. from American private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The capital will be used to accelerate growth towards providing a one-stop accommodation rental platform. This comes after a first round of investment in the franchise in 2013, when the firm invested $60 million U.S. in a Series B financing round. Inve

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