Facebook Marketplace now lets you book home services like cleaning, repair and more

Facebook Marketplace will let you book home services through the Facebook app through partnerships with home services startups HomeAdvisor, Handy and Porch.

Opendoor will now let any builder sell new homes through its ‘trade-up’ program

Opendoor will extend its home trade-up program beyond its pilot program with Lennar to all builders, the iBuyer announced Wednesday. Customers for this program visit a homebuilder office, find a home from a builder that they want to move into right awa…

Roomeze raises $2M for shared housing platform

Shared housing platform Roomeze raised $2 million in a seed funding round, the startup told Inman. Roomeze, launched in 2016 to help renters find roommates and housing at the same time, brought on this first significant influx of funding led by real estate and venture capital firm Gideon Asset Management with participation from Allegiant Real Estate Capital and New York residential real estate firm E&M Associates.

Zillow: Experts predict next recession will hit in 2020

Zillow with the research firm Pulsenomics LLC polled 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market in its quarterly survey in April and May, and this time it included a question about the next recession and its p…

EXp Realty crosses $1 billion market cap on first day of Nasdaq trading

EXp World Holdings, the parent company of virtual brokerage eXp Realty, crossed $1 billion in market cap on its first day trading on Nasdaq.

eXp Realty starts trading on Nasdaq as EXPI

Virtual brokerage eXp Realty is set to start trading on Nasdaq Monday morning under the ticker EXPI, the company said before markets opened.

Harbor CEO says blockchain will let you easily split real estate ownership

Harbor is one of the more complicated blockchain startups out there, but it has the potential to upend the investment side of the real estate industry.

Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech

Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow’s innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.

OJO Labs raises $20.5 million for house-hunting AI assistant

Real estate artificial intelligence startup OJO Labs raised $20.5 million in a Series B round backed in part by Realogy.

OfferPad raises $150 million in equity and debt

OfferPad raised $50 million in equity financing led by the private equity firm LL Funds, a returning OfferPad investor, and $100 million of debt financing through an extension of OfferPad’s existing credit facilities. OfferPad raised this funding durin…