Real Estate

Keyo modernizes housing with rent auto-pay that boosts your credit

It’d seem like a crazily ambitious startup idea if it wasn’t already working. Keyo has 4,300 units under management in Brooklyn. And now it’s ready to come out of stealth with a $2.

This startup just raised $5 million to automate the clunky real estate appraisal process

When Noah Isaacs and John Meadows were best friends growing up in Berkeley, Calif., they dreamed of remaining friends for life. What they didn’t imagine was living together in New York and start

A tale of two startups with ‘superstore’ ambitions: Robinhood and Cadre

The buzzy startups Robinhood and Cadre are known for different things. Yet both have developed similar ambitions to become financial "superstores," using the Amazon playbook of starting in one place,

Rhino is getting rid of security deposits for rental apartments

Arguably the most frustrating part of renting an apartment, especially in an expensive city like New York, is dealing with the security deposit. One startup wants to make renting easier by getting rid

Homesnap raises $14 million for real estate intelligence

Homesnap has come a long way from its days as a consumer-facing app for displaying information about local homes by taking a photo. While its current app still works this way for prospective buyers,

Cardlytics up 3% following IPO, raised $70 million

Atlanta-based Cardlytics made its public debut on Friday, closing the day at $13.37, just a little above the IPO price of $13. The company sold 5.4 million shares, raising $70 million. Cardlytics work

Trulia adds an LGBTQ section with local non-discrimination laws to its home listings

Homebuying ain't easy. And if you're a member of the LGBTQ community relocating from an area you know well, you've got a whole other set of concerns to worry about. Apparently, with the launch of a ne

A new study of Airbnb paints an ugly picture of the company’s impact on New York City housing

For anyone who knows their city well, it's easy to see that the short-term rental boom spurred by Airbnb's massive popularity is changing things. Figuring out what exactly is changing and how quickly

Juniper Square raises $6M for its real estate investment platform

The real estate industry was relatively slow to adapt technology, but it's now quickly catching up. That means that virtually every part of the industry is seeing a lot of startup activity. Juniper Sq

Peer-to-peer real estate marketplace Homie wants to replace your realtor with a bot

Just a few weeks ago I was in Utah for the holidays, spending time with the many family members my husband and I both have there. At one family gathering, a cousin began talking about how he bought a

Amsterdam to halve Airbnb-style tourist rentals to 30 nights a year per host

City councillors in Amsterdam have decided to reduce by half the number of nights Airbnb hosts can rent out their apartments in the city -- imposing a cap of 30 nights per year, down from the current

Goldman clients are giving Cadre $250 million to pour into commercial real estate

Cadre, a three-year-old, New York-based online platform helping accredited investors delve into commercial real estate deals in what it claims is a far more transparent way, has received a big vote of

Airbnb beats big property landlord’s lawsuit in California

A California judge has dismissed Apartment Investment & Management Company's lawsuit against Airbnb. Last February, Aimco, which owns or manages about 50,000 properties, sued Airbnb, saying tha

Mindspace raises $20 million to launch co-working spaces in the US

Co-working startup Mindspace recently raised $20 million as it gears up to launch its first two locations in the U.S. While Mindspace is looking to go big or go home in the U.S., it's starting off slo

With Norrsken House, ex-Klarna executive envisions a global network of co-working spaces focused on impact

Niklas Adalberth launched the Norrsken Foundation in 2016 with about $20 million of his own money. By early 2017, the first fruits of that funding took shape with the opening of Norrsken House, a co-w

A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million

Real estate heavyweights clearly don't want to be left in the dust by tech startups that see opportunities to do things more efficiently, more transparently and more affordably than has previously bee

Redfin shares fall 7% after real estate earnings disappoint

Redfin, the real estate brokerage site, saw its shares tumble about 7 percent in after-hours trading, shortly after sharing its earnings. The newly public business may have disappointed Wall Street, b

WeWork will open a new SF HQ in the Salesforce Tower

WeWork has money to blow, so the $20 billion startup is putting some of it toward a second headquarters -- this time in San Francisco instead of New York, Recode reports. The plan is to locate the HQ

Latch touts first deliveries via NY smart access tie-up

In July b2b smart access startup Latch announced a partnership with ecommerce platform to install 1,000 of its smart locks on residential apartment buildings in New York. It's now announced t

Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class

Most real estate agents are commission-based and incentivized to focus on the big sales. That results in inefficiencies for lower-class home buyers, who may have to wait longer to view properties and
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