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Future City: Behind Zillow’s brokerage play, Common’s $50M for co-living

Why Zillow bet on brokerage for profits For years, Zillow said it wouldn’t become a brokerage. But in a...

Future City: Behind Zillow’s brokerage play, Common’s $50M for co-living
Zumper CEO Anthemos Georgiades (Getty; iStock)

What you need to know about Zumper, a $400M startup accused of renter bias

On September 1, Zumper published a set of core principles it said defined its brand: inclusivity, safety and respect....

What you need to know about Zumper, a $400M startup accused of renter bias
Alex Montalenti

Digital branding startup Real Grader gets a boost during pandemic

Miami Beach Realtor Nancy Batchelor started using a digital business card in recent months, allowing her to AirDrop her...

Digital branding startup Real Grader gets a boost during pandemic
Landing CEO Bill Smith (Linkedin, iStock)

Rental membership startup Landing lands in South Florida

Landing, a San Francisco-based startup that offers apartment leasing memberships to renters who want to avoid long-term leases and...

Rental membership startup Landing lands in South Florida
Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman, with Abu Dhabi Investment Authority veterans Thomas Hennessey (inset left) and Joseph Beck (inset right) (Ehrlichman via Porch,  Hennessey and Beck via LinkedIn)

Porch.com to go public in $523M blank-check deal

Porch.com, a VC-backed home services marketplace, is going public with a blank-check company, one of the first such deals...

Porch.com to go public in $523M blank-check deal
CEO Sean Daly (iStock)

Miami-based title startup Expetitle completes seed fundraising

UPDATED, July 28, 9:40 p.m.: Expetitle, a Miami-based title company startup led by co-founder and CEO Sean Daly, completed...

Miami-based title startup Expetitle completes seed fundraising
Zillow CEO Rich Barton and IBM CEO Arvind Krishna (Getty)

IBM slams Zillow with second suit over patented search tools

IBM is escalating its legal battle with Zillow, filing a second lawsuit accusing the listings giant of infringing on...

IBM slams Zillow with second suit over patented search tools
Knock CEO Sean Black (Getty)

Homebuying startup Knock pivots to lending

Knock, a home-buying startup, is switching to bridge loans and working with agents, rather than directly with consumers. The company, which offers a platform for consumers who want to buy and sell homes at...

Homebuying startup Knock pivots to lending
From left: Zeus Living CEO Kulveer Taggar, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Oyo founder Ritesh Agarwal and Lyric CEO Andrew Kitchell (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?

Just over a year ago, Lyric was riding high. On the heels of a $160 million funding round led...

Airbnb banked on short-term rentals. Can it continue without them?
The co-living industry has thousands of units in the pipeline. Industry leaders are predicting a tough year ahead (Pixabay)

Co-living execs offer glimpse at occupancy rates

Before the pandemic, co-living executives were looking to capitalize on demand for shared, low-cost accommodation — specifically targeting young...

Co-living execs offer glimpse at occupancy rates
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