Redfin announces $240M stock offering for potential acquisitions

It may choose to use a portion of the proceeds to invest in or acquire third-party businesses, products, services, technologies or other assets.

Tenants across America are being exploited by corporate landlords, report finds

Three activist groups claim institutional investors have turned the American dream into a ‘nightmare’ in new report released today …

Compass nabs $450 million in largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history

Humongous breaking news this morning for Compass, the white-hot real estate tech company: it just received a $450 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund …

Fundrise wants to turn distressed homes into accessible investments

Real estate crowdfunding startup Fundrise has purchased distressed homes to flip in LA and Washington, DC, using small investments from around the country …

Moderne Ventures raises $33M to invest in real estate tech

Moderne Ventures today announced the closure of an early stage investment fund totaling $33 million from its network of more than 300 companies to pour into real estate technology. …

How the world’s top real estate portals think about innovation

Innovation is a tricky, vital component for every firm, and the world’s largest real estate portals are no exception. I thought a lot about innovation during my four-year tenure as head of strategy at New Zealand’s leading property portal, Trade Me …

Redfin study: Are homes or stocks a better investment?

Although real estate is considered a strong investment, is it smarter to place your funds in stocks than in houses? According to a new study by real estate brokerage Redfin, stocks showed a higher rate of return than housing investments between January…

Everything an agent needs to know to master market literacy

Perhaps the most valuable lesson that real estate consumers learned from the housing crash was that home values can fall as well as rise. More than seven million families lost their homes to foreclosures and short sales; a brutal wake-up calls that though homeownership is safer than most investments, it still involves risk. Today’s buyers are very aware that a single wrong decision or factors beyond their control can cost them dearly …

Why don’t Chinese spend more on US homes?

My co-CEO Simon Henry was on CNBC Asia in April talking about the countries where Chinese buy the most expensive homes. Looking at his list, I noticed that the US was not on it. Why not? It’s because the US is a destination for buyers at every price ra…

Why don’t Chinese spend more on US homes?

My co-CEO Simon Henry was on CNBC Asia in April talking about the countries where Chinese buy the most expensive homes. Looking at his list, I noticed that the US was not on it. Why not? It’s because the US is a destination for buyers at every price ra…