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Real estate data tech company CrediFi lands $13 million in Series B funding

"Step one to improving this vast, $15 trillion market is to create transparency in understanding borrowers, lenders and commercial properties on an ongoing basis," said CrediFi CEO Ely Razin. "We've proven we can. The next step is to arm brokers, lenders, and borrowers with a next generation of tools to help them even further."

Fairfax in trading halt over Domain spin-off speculation

The news of the trading halt comes as the media giant prepares to announce its half yearly financial results on Wednesday, where it's anticipated an announcement may be made in relation to Domain.

MercadoLibre to release Q4 financial results

Net revenues for the company's third quarter were $230.8 million, a year-over-year increase of 36.9% and 66.3% in local currencies.

Behind the sale: Wayne Gretzky’s $6 million Los Angeles estate

Some real estate professionals have deemed 2017 as "the year of the luxury real estate," and that certainly is true for Engel and Völkers USA agent Nicole Van Parys, who recently served as the listing agent for hockey great Wayne Gretzky's expansive Los Angeles estate...

Market report: The Fed will hike as soon as next month

Credit markets remain bolted to a narrow range, and although stocks have burbled upward there is little action there, either -- low volatility everywhere...

Ohio real estate agent accused of having sex in homes for sale

Ohio real estate agent Roy Webb apparently had to learn the hard way not to mix business with pleasure. On Feb. 15, the Ohio Real Estate Commission Webb slapped Webb with a $1,000 fine and a 10-day license suspension starting March 9 for having sex with a client, who was also a real estate agent, multiple times in 2014 at listed properties for sale...

Data whiz kids who don’t want to disrupt the real estate industry

Mike Schneider at First, Jonathan Aizen at Amitree and Charles Williams at Buyside discussed how their products support real estate agents...

New data model from NAR and realtor.com shows growing rift between housing availability and affordability

When reports on housing affordability come out, they often look solely at the first-time homebuyer market. A new monthly housing affordability model designed to look at affordability conditions at different income levels for all active listings on the market was launched last week...

4 listing presentation questions you should always be prepared to answer

While you can spend hours perfecting charts and graphs and memorizing every fact about a given home, one listing presentation wild card always threatens to undermine your hard work: Client questions that seem to come straight out of left field...

How to respond when real estate clients demand to know your politics

How do you respond when a potential client demands to know your stance on a controversial issue, and you know they won’t work with you if you disagree...

7 reasons not to ‘carry’ the house in hopes of a price boost

Some homesellers once told me that if they didn't get their house sold last summer at the sales price they wanted, they would take it off the market before Thanksgiving and wait to put it back on the market after the holidays...

Is enriched MLS data the key to more sales? Remine thinks so

Remine is a sleek new data visualization and enrichment tool for multiple listing services....

5 tips for real estate agents showing homes in the winter

Last Thursday's snowstorm was a day spent at home for many. For real estate agents, however, the call of whether to leave their houses or not came from clients. If a client wanted to see an apartment that day, we grabbed our snow boots...

Podcast: Crazy sht in real estate: Episode 7 — Painful home inspections

Think working as a home inspector is a cake-walk? Tell that to today’s guest, Russ Hensel, who’s been forced to endure some pretty brutal inspections, including one when the homeowner decided to punch him in the face...

Daily market update: February 20, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news...

Mitula search sites hit record traffic with 80.2 million visits during January

“The growth in traffic each January provides us with a strong indication of the likely performance of the company over the coming 12 months. Therefore, we are very happy with the growth in traffic and the corresponding growth in click outs generated in January," del Pozo said.

PropFi property portal announces partnership with Newsie

“Both Paul and I are passionate about what we do and see this as a synergy where like-minded businesses can leverage off sharing information,” says Mrs Zingel.

Rightmove sends reminder to agents about portal juggling rule

“If it has been longer than 14 weeks since the property was last listed, it will relaunch, the listing date will be updated and it will be sent out in property alerts” says the portal’s message to agents.

ShweProperty: Striving for professionalism in an emerging real estate market

“The entire purpose of what I can see with what we’re doing, is to increase the level of professionalism within the industry,” says ShweProperty MD Kevin Goos. “We want it to be a professional service that you would expect from a real...Show More Summary

The week in real estate industry deals: February 13-17

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there's another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. We'll be recapping every week's noteworthy deals that didn't make it into print (and some that did) for your perusal. Here are this week's...

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