Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials

The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb’s platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.

Company that eliminates security deposits ‘locks’ in new partner

LeaseLock replaces security deposits with monthly fees and believes its new insurance partnership shows that the industry is embracing its business model.

Vacasa’s new board member hints at IPO future

Matt Roberts, the former CEO of OpenTable is joining the board of directors for vacation rental management startup Vacasa.

Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The “Keyo Guarantee” is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to two months’ rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.

Why the only constant in real estate is change

Everyone is experimenting with new models, ideas and concepts as the needs and expectations of millennials change in a world upended by digital technologies, home automation and artificial intelligence.

Zillow: The median home value dropped for first time in 7 years

The median listed home value in the United States clocked in at $226,800 in April, according to the latest monthly home data released by Zillow.

Too smart to fall for a real estate scam? Think again

Real estate and rental internet crimes affected 11,300 victims in 2018, according to a new report, and cost them nearly $150 million, up dramatically from 2017, when 9,645 victims were impacted by these types of crimes and lost a collective $56 million to scammers and fraudsters using online means. 

Property tech firm PayLease buys smart apartment startup Zego

With the acquisition, Zego’s platform will be integrated into PayLease’s payments, resident billing and utility management platform.

Divvy can now pre-approve rent-to-own customers in 15 minutes

Rent-to-own startup Divvy unveiled a new, streamlined service Thursday that pre-approves would-be homeowners in as little as 15 minutes.

Marriott to launch short-term rental platform to stave off Airbnb

Marriott is reportedly launching a home rental service to take aim at Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental companies as more consumers shrug off traditional hotels.