Opendoor appoints new batch of executives, board members

The new leaders — none of whom have backgrounds in real estate — have previous experience working at Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and in the venture capital industry.

Should you invest in property before and during a recession?

The last recession saw housing prices plummet and foreclosures boom. As more and more economists forecast a recession in the next year, there’s probably many people wondering if now is a good time to invest in property.

Beyond Pricing raises $42.5M in Series A funding round

The proptech startup provides pricing recommendations for Airbnb and other short-term rental hosts.

Online retailer Wayfair to sell pre-designed sets of home furnishings

The company believes the prospect of buying a room’s worth of furnishings and fixtures will appeal to property managers and short-term rental owners.

With Airbnb IPO, Realtors poised to become big shareholders

Real estate agents could comprise a disproportionately large stake, particularly if Airbnb offers equity to hosts.

How to sell and manage Airbnb investment properties

Running a successful portfolio of short-term rentals is not a part-time gig.

Real estate biz leaders join call for gun reform

Nearly 150 business leaders signed a letter that was sent to the U.S. Senate Thursday calling on the governing body to pass a national background check law for all gun sales and a national extreme risk law — or “red flag law.”

Vacasa properties are now bookable through Google

A new integration between the rental management company and the search giant will allow Vacasa properties to show up in Google searches and maps of hotels.

Has vacation rental revenue reached a saturation point?

Revenue generated from the short-term rental industry may have hit a saturation point, according to Scott Shatford, the founder and CEO of AirDNA, a short-term rental analytics firm.

New AR tour app from Sparkout raises questions about the tech

Sparkout has launched an augmented reality real estate tour app for Android users in an increasingly crowded market with decreasing interest.