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Real estate startup acquisition: EasyKnock buys home maintenance company Onder

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Onder Photo) New York-based home-buying company EasyKnock acquired Seattle home maintenance startup Onder , combining two residential real estate-focused tech businesses. Earlier this year, real estate transaction volume reached its lowest level in at least a decade amid elevated interest rates.

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SmartZip Brings Real Estate Data to the Blockchain with Chainlink

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Through this new Chain Link node, SmartZip can supply their proprietary real estate data including property prices, rental […]. The Chainlink node serves as secure blockchain middleware that makes existing SmartZip APIs compatible across leading blockchain networks.

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Seattle real estate startup Flyhomes to acquire assets from ‘buy before you sell’ company

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Seattle-based real estate startup Flyhomes this week announced it plans to acquire certain assets from Home Sale Assured , a Chicago-area company that helps homeowners move into a new home without needing to sell their current home. Flyhomes will acquire the brand, and Meadow is joining Flyhomes as vice president of partnerships.

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Real estate investment and property management platform Picket lands $20M

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Using machine-trained models and data, it helps investors sift through real estate property listings. ” Pushback: Real estate investing companies have faced criticism in the past. ” Competition: Several real estate investing startups focus on single-family homes.

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Adam Wiener, Redfin president of real estate services, is departing

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Redfin Photo) Longtime Redfin executive Adam Wiener is leaving the Seattle-based real estate giant, nearly 16 years after he joined the company. ” Previously: Redfin’s chief economist on the real estate market; mortgage rates; climate risk; housing affordability Adam Wiener.

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Real estate rivals Zillow and Redfin partner to share new construction listings

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(ZIllow Image) Seattle real estate giants Zillow Group and Redfin announced a rare syndication partnership Tuesday related to the sharing of new construction listings. Zillow says it has the largest selection of new-construction communities of all real estate websites in the U.S.,

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How Zillow Group is thinking about AI and the future of real estate

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Zillow CTO David Beitel was one of the first executive leaders at the real estate giant. In 2006 the online real estate giant debuted the “ Zestimate ,” an algorithm that uses statistical and machine learning models to estimate the value of homes. Zillow Group is no exception. Zillow is no stranger to AI.