SafeChain tests blockchain for real estate in an Ohio forfeiture auction

One of the most promising applications for blockchain technology in the real estate industry has been created by the start-up SafeChain. Their top priority is working with — instead of eliminating — the local government officials who handle the bulk of the behind-the-scenes record-keeping in real estate transactions.

Offerpad’s Brian Bair on what you need to know about iBuyers

Offerpad CEO Brian Bair called up Inman to talk about Offerpad’s future three years into iBuying and one month after his co-CEO stepped down.

REBNY launches proptech challenge for real estate startups

The Real Estate Board of New York will award $50,000 in prize money to real estate startups competing in a new proptech challenge.

Hoozip debuts call prep product for real estate investors

Hoozip is launching a product that targets mom-and-pop investors and house flippers helping make a more professional first impression when they get that return phone call from an investor.

Smart access startup Latch raises $70M

Smart access startup Latch raised $70 million in a Series B round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. Led by Brookfield Ventures, the funding arrives alongside a deal to install Latch locks at Brookfield Properties’ new multi-family developmen…

Why the Northeast is such a tricky market for iBuyers like Opendoor

There’s more than just high prices keeping Opendoor, OfferPad, Knock and Zillow Offers out of Northeast housing markets.

Compass expands to Atlanta

Compass is launching in Atlanta, the 17th market for the NYC-based brokerage since its debut six years ago.

Midwest overtakes California for the hottest housing markets

Fast-growing Midwest markets overtook pricy California cities on’s hottest housing markets list for July, joined by markets in Colorado and Texas.

Opendoor set to enter California, Pacific Northwest markets

Opendoor will launch in Sacramento and Riverside, California, along with Denver and Portland, Oregon, as part of its goal to reach 50 markets by 2020.

Offerpad partners with Bellhops, offers free moving services to sellers

Offerpad will pay for its homesellers to move within a 50-mile radius through a new partnership with the moving startup Bellhops, the iBuyer announced Wednesday.