ZeroDown, a Bay Area startup, launches new rent-to-own service

ZeroDown, a new Bay Area startup, is offering prospective homebuyers a path to ownership without having to put any money down.

Co-living company Bungalow launches in San Francisco

By the end of this year, Bungalow hopes to have more than 150 rooms in 40 San Francisco properties. Overall, Bungalow operates more than 500 properties with 2,000 total rooms across the U.S.

Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The “Keyo Guarantee” is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to two months’ rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.

Reali raises $9M in funding round

Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced it has raised $9 million in its latest funding round, adding to the tens of millions of dollars the company has previously pulled in from investors.

Red Oak Realty reveals new website, platform redesign

Red Oak Realty has launched a new website and redeveloped tech platform to streamline its business, epitomizing the way indie brokerages are increasingly beefing up their software capabilities.

The Compass critic that flipped: Inside Alain Pinel’s major reversal

APR president Mike Hulme vowed to agents in a company-wide memo in August of 2018 never to “impede your business by forcing you to change brokerages,” a clear swipe at Compass.

In parts of San Francisco, a six-figure salary is still ‘low-income’

If you’re living in San Francisco, $117,400 a year might still not be enough to get you out of the low-income category as determined by HUD.

Video offer letter covering ‘Our House’ wins home bidding war in Berkeley

And so the buyer Natan Kuchar, who also records music videos for children on YouTube under the username Mr. Palindrome, decided to upload a rendition of “Our House” by folk band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young …

Is there a housing bubble in San Francisco?

For the past several years, real estate prices in San Francisco have risen dramatically. This was a welcome change amid the national recovery from the housing crisis of 2008 (and its aftereffects), but prices in the city are rising far faster than the …

‘No commission’ startup Reali raises another $3 million

Reali hopes to entice buyers and sellers by offering “no commission” on transactions, instead charging a “small administration fee.” …