Opendoor raises $325M in Series E round

Opendoor has raised $325 million in a Series E funding round while announcing plans to add mortgage and title services as well as expand from 10 to 50 markets by 2020.

Largest single-family rental company Invitation Homes sued for excessive late fees

Invitation Homes, the nation’s largest single-family rental company, is being sued for charging late fees that a plaintiff is arguing violates state law in all 12 states where the company rents homes.

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 …

Welcome to Wall Street’s housing market

After gorging on subprime mortgages 10 years ago, Wall Street is investing in the U.S. housing market again — this time by snatching up homes. Investment banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds are turning to a variety of financial vehicles and bu…

Everything you need to know about Zillow Instant Offers

What happened in the real estate industry this week was preceded by a long drum roll, delivered to the beat of massive funding rounds for direct homebuyers, disrupted music and transportation industries, the infiltration of convenience into every aspec…

Invitation Homes, an institutional single-family rental investor, goes public

Invitation Homes — a real estate investment firm that owns close to 50,000 single-family rental homes — has raised $1.54 billion in its initial public offering, with the company’s valuation rising to over $6 billion today, according to media reports…

Fannie Mae takes step that may fuel single-family rental growth

The government has begun subsidizing the institutionalized single-family rental market, signaling an endorsement of Wall Street’s buy-to-rent housing bet as homeownership lags …

Invitation Homes, Blackstone’s single-family rental unit, is going public

After purchasing tens of thousands of homes at post-recession prices, Blackstone Group LP — the biggest U.S. single-family home landlord — is taking Invitation Homes, its single-family rental unit, public …