Residential Real Estate

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty; iStock)
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Compass eyes IPO in 2021

Compass has tapped underwriters for a potential public offering that would be among the most buzzed-about IPOs in the residential world. The SoftBank-backed firm, which jolted traditional brokerages when it launched eight years ago,...

Compass eyes IPO in 2021
Avril Lavigne and 6453 Guernsey Avenue (Getty, Realtor)

Avril Lavigne buys Malibu home Scott Gillen rebuilt

Avril Lavigne has purchased a Malibu home that luxury spec developer Scott Gillen renovated. The singer paid $7.8 million...

Avril Lavigne buys Malibu home Scott Gillen rebuilt
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Mortgage requests surge ahead of Thanksgiving

As the holiday season kicked off, buyers and homeowners got hungry for home financing. An index tracking the number...

Mortgage requests surge ahead of Thanksgiving
Zillow's Rich Barton and CoStar's Andy Florance (JD Lasica via Flickr; Getty)
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Watch out Zillow, here comes CoStar

Having cornered commercial real estate, CoStar has a new target. The data giant’s $250 million purchase of Homesnap, announced Sunday, gives it a foothold in residential sales, where it will go head-to-head with Zillow,...

Watch out Zillow, here comes CoStar
Hippo founders Assaf Wand and Eyal Navon (LinkedIn)
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Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M

Home insurance startup Hippo has raised $350 million from Japanese insurance giant Mitsui Sumitomo. The deal comes just four months after the online insurance firm raised $150 million, valuing the company at $1.5 billion....

Home insurance startup Hippo raises $350M
Prices increased 6.6 percent year-over-year in September (iStock)
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US home prices surged 6.6% in September

Housing prices continue to soar into the fall. Prices increased 6.6 percent year-over-year in September, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index, which tracks the housing market in 20 cities including New...

US home prices surged 6.6% in September

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