Knock will buy you a new home, even if you don’t have one to sell

Knock can help new buyers get approved for a mortgage, buy a house on their behalf in cash and then transfer it over to them.

Localize, the artificial intelligence-driven startup, raises $11 million

Localize, a startup that aims to put together detailed information on every address in New York City, has raised $11 million in investor funds.

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.

Purplebricks’ UK sales figures dispute probably won’t happen stateside

Purplebricks, one of the buzziest flat-fee real estate startups abroad, is six months into its attempt to infiltrate the U.S. market. But a dispute raising questions about its sales figures in the U.K. has the potential to influence how the company is viewed in the U.S — even if the same problems won’t pop up here …

Juniper Square raises $6 million for real estate investing software

Juniper Square, a company offering software that helps real estate firms manage and raise outside capital, raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by Felicis Venture, which also backs Opendoor and Matterport, the company announced Wednesday …

ICNY 18: 4 lessons Airbnb can teach us about adapting to disruption

“Disruption might be scary, but there is a silver lining for those that can kind of unclench their fists and see that it can create opportunity.” …

Tech Connect: 9 startups to watch out for this year

NEW YORK — Nine startups stood on stage at Inman Connect New York’s Tech Connect on Tuesday to introduce themselves — and what they have to offer — to an audience of potential clients …

Reali introduces flat $950 commission for buying and selling homes under $250,000

Reali has already offered flat fees for buyers and sellers. The startup is bringing that fee down to a new, lower price point for homes below $250, …

Knock announces new home trade-in model and expansion to 10 cities

Knock wants to do more than guarantee market price when they sell your home. The iBuyer will list your old home and buy your new one in a home trade-in …

The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing …