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  • Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising $30 million in a round led by Canaan Partners to take the business to the next level. “Our goal was to bring as much inventory to consumers as possible,” CEO John Kobs… Read More

  • Resolving homelessness in the digital era  Crunch Network

    Resolving homelessness in the digital era 

    The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too have the same dilemma. But unlike San Francisco, we have the opportunity to get ahead of this issue and truly make a difference. Read More

  • Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings

    Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings

    Online real estate listings have undoubtedly changed how people search for houses. Never before, after all, did buyers have this much information available. But while most real estate agents are now savvy enough to ensure that they have beautiful images for their listings, most of these glamour shots don’t reveal all that much about a home’s layout (and occasionally do their best… Read More

  • Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

    Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

    Online real estate site Zillow is launching a new home-price estimate tool today that allows users to create a custom and private estimate for their homes based on recently sold homes and comparable listings. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Zillow has long offered price estimates for virtually every home in the U.S. through its Zestimates feature. Recently, Redfin… Read More

  • Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates

    Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates

    Redfin.com today launched the latest iteration of its home-price estimate tool. Until today, you had to play real estate agent and pick your own comparables and Redfin would then use these to compute a reasonable estimate for the price of the house you were looking at. Now, the company has turned on its automated home price estimates based on its knowledge of the local market and the data it… Read More

  • Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California. The company today launched a mortgage comparison tool for home shoppers in California, with support for more states coming soon. Today’s announcement doesn’t come as a major surprise, given that the company already signaled its intentions to launch this product earlier this year. Read More

  • Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents

    Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents

    Online real estate service Zillow today announced that it has acquired DotLoop, a service that aims to simplify the complex process of buying and selling real estate by taking much of the document sharing and signing process online. Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

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