Purplebricks to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix

Flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks is set to launch in Las Vegas and Phoenix, expanding on its U.S. presence in California and New York.

Inside Zillow’s Instant Offers expansion

Zillow is launching its direct-to-consumer homebuying service in Las Vegas Wednesday after strong demand in Phoenix, its first market. And local agents are sharing in the success.

Opendoor survey: More homeowners would move if process were easier

Homeowners in certain cities across the country would move to a bigger house or a different city if they thought the process of moving would be “stress-free and simple,” according to a survey commissioned by Opendoor …

Zillow unveils new app for capturing 3-D home tours

A Zillow executive billed the technology as the only mobile app that can capture 3-D tours at no cost, and said a 3,000-square-foot home takes 30 min. to capture …

4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor’s growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It continues to innovate and improve the experience of buying and selling a home, and as the analysis below shows…

Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?

If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn’t see it buy homes …

Phoenix real estate pros welcome Google’s Waymo driverless cars

Google spinoff Waymo will begin giving Phoenix-area residents fully driverless rides, and the local real estate industry is gearing up for positive change …

Tech-driven Miami real estate startup Home61 raises $4M

Home61, which launched its first year of official business in 2015, uses automation to streamline the buying and renting experience from first click to closing. The proprietary Home61 platform provides agents with qualified leads and generally frees th…

Neighborhood showdown: How 2 teams broke it down for buyers

“I’m looking to buy in your area, and I keep hearing about these two neighborhoods right next to each other — but what’s the difference?” That’s the question that agents in the Phoenix area who service Chandler and Gilbert are constantly hearing. So t…

In These Markets, You’ll Earn Enough to Cover Rent—and Then Some

Reasonable rent and a solid-paying job? Dream on…right? According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn and Zillow, there are dream markets for renters—if their field of choice is finance, healthcare or technology. The analysis identified markets where renters earn in excess of the necessary income to support costs of living, taking into account indicators such […]

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