Lovely, the apartment search service that was initially built as a better and easier way of finding available apartment rentals originally listed in the large-but-feature-light Craigslist.org, has now racked up 4 million apartment listings on its site (1 million in the last 30 days) as it tackles the $10 billion residential rental market as an aggregator of other rental listings services — once… → Read More
Apartment search startup Lovely is launching its iPhone app today — the company’s first mobile product.
Co-founder and CEO Blake Pierson said the service helps young apartment hunters in “supply-controlled” markets like San Francisco. And when you’re looking for an apartment in one of those cities, Pierson said, “You need to be on the hunt the entire time,” not just when you’re at your… → Read More
The Craigslist crackdown on usage of its listings data by third parties has had some fairly strong fallout. Some have shut down operations after getting cease & desist orders; some, like 3Taps and PadMapper, are now in court defending themselves on copyright infringement allegations. But here’s news of another taking a third way: Lovely, a site based around a map interface that helps people… → Read More
The words “I’m thinking of moving to a new place” are apparently imbued with dark magic. Utter them, and you’re well on your way to countless headaches, tedious searches, and unanswered phone calls. Yes, apartment hunting stinks.
But there’s a new tool that may help make your next hunt just a bit easier, and it won’t just help you find an apartment — it’ll try to help you actually get … → Read More