Title software startup Qualia raises $55M in latest funding round

Qualia, a startup that facilitates digital real estate closings, plans to use the money to hire for its “product, engineering and go-to-market teams.”

One year later, Amazon’s HQ2 drives massive housing shortage in Virginia

Since the retail giant announced plans to build an HQ2 office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices have grown 32.9 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile, active listings are down 49 percent.

Wells Fargo backs 8 green housing startups

The bank’s selection of startups focused on green technologies for residential buildings complements its $1 billion pledge toward affordable housing.

Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA

The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people.

Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA

The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people.

Smart-home tech for agents: Best smart outlets

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they tested 12 smart plugs. Find out which brands come out on top.

Proptech funding shows no signs of slowing down

The U.S. real estate technology sector nabbed $1.9 billion in growth equity capital in 2019, according to a new study from GCA Advisors.

IBuying can be huge, even if it remains a niche industry tool

Mike DelPrete found that iBuyers’ business models differ from traditional home flippers. He also suggested iBuyers can profit from staying in their lanes.

MoxiWorks acquires real estate marketing company Imprev

Imprev provides fully automated marketing platforms that includes digital, social media and print property marketing.

New Offerpad feature lets buyers select custom home upgrades

Homebuyers will be able to add custom tiles, cabinets, floors and lighting options into the cost of their mortgage.