Real estate leaders weigh in on Trump border separation policy

As the nation slowly learns more about the Trump administration’s policy, a few leading voices in the real estate industry have spoken out.

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.

Fifth Wall Ventures launches new real estate tech investment fund

Fifth Wall Ventures Retail Fund, a new investment fund, has already raised $60 million from two unidentified investors in an offering valued at $200 million.

Lennar chair and Zillow CEO talk predictions for near-future homes

In 15 years, built-in home Wi-Fi — no need for a separate router — and speaking door locks could be as common in a typical house as the refrigerator.

Opendoor will now let any builder sell new homes through its ‘trade-up’ program

Opendoor will extend its home trade-up program beyond its pilot program with Lennar to all builders, the iBuyer announced Wednesday. Customers for this program visit a homebuilder office, find a home from a builder that they want to move into right awa…

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these […]

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Notarize raises $20 million from Lennar, Realogy and others

Notarize, a startup that offers services to legally notarize real estate documents online, just raised $20 million in funding from giants including homebuilder Lennar and real estate holding company Realogy, among others.

Alexa-powered smart homes coming from Amazon and Lennar

Amazon announced that it’s launching a series of nationwide Alexa–equipped model homes in partnership with Lennar home builder.

Lennar and CalAtlantic Group merger creates largest homebuilder in US

“With stable to improving market conditions, this combination enables our company to use local market concentration to drive synergies and efficiencies.” …

LA-based WikiRealty to expand into southwest, northeast

A website aimed at combining for-sale listings with “hyperlocal” insight from real estate professionals has its eyes on expansion.