Residential Real Estate

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Getty; iStock)

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
Zillow's Rich Barton and CoStar's Andy Florance (JD Lasica via Flickr; Getty)

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
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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
Hippo founders Assaf Wand and Eyal Navon (LinkedIn)

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)

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
TikTok's biggest stars include (from left) Bryce Hall, Griffin Johnson, Addison Rae, Charli D'Amelio and Dixie D’Amelio (Getty)

Firm that manages TikTok party houses goes public

West of Hudson Group, which operates a network of houses where TikTok influencers live and perform, went public last...

Firm that manages TikTok party houses goes public
CoStar’s Andrew Florance and Homesnap’s John Mazur (CoStart; LinkedIn)

CoStar to acquire Homesnap for $250M

CoStar Group is set to buy Homesnap, an app and technology provider for residential real estate agents, for $250 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. The all-cash acquisition is expected to close later this...

CoStar to acquire Homesnap for $250M

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