In California, Move.com and Trulia.com have signed a new agreement to syndicate real estate listings to Trulia through the ListHub Syndication Network. ListHub was acquired by Move back in 2010 for US$13 million. ListHub will continue to syndicate millions of property listings on behalf of more than 47,000 brokers directly to Trulia.com. ListHub aggregates accurate listing data from 400 participating Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and some of the largest franchises throughout the United States. "Trulia is committed to ensuring the highest standards of data quality and integrity for the real estate industry," said Matt Dollinger, Head of Industry Relations at Trulia.
Who is the heavy hitter in Latin America? This is a questions many have asked and continue to ask, however the answer keeps changing or rather evolving, and tomorrow’s answer may surprise you. Years ago Mexico was the 'big fish in the pond', then Argentina, and before that it was Brazil. But, are things changing? Are things returning to the past? Take for example, these few but very interesting facts about the US neighbour to the South: The World Bank ranks Brazil 126th in the world, for ease of doing business, while Mexico comes in at 53rd. Brazil’ economy has
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has announced the appointment of Jody Landers, former Executive Vice President of the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® (GBBR), to Director, New Market Alliances. "It's an exciting time for MRIS as we hone our attention on continuous regional growth," said MRIS President & CEO, David Charron. "I'm pleased to appoint such an experienced industry leader to work closely with MRIS' Board of Directors, executives, staff and volunteer committees to cooperatively expand the company's geographic coverage, which currently encompasses 25,000 square miles in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia and
As more and, more property portals struggle to increase additional unique functionalities to their websites, or to compete with pre-existing functionalities in their market, the idea of video becomes more appealing. According to Google, YouTube, is streaming 4 billion online videos every day and 800M unique users visit the site each month. It is easy to see why there has been such a significant shift in recent years to using YouTube to both the buyer’s and the seller’s advantage. YouTube offers visual data, which when searched, is far richer with information than a magazine and/or newspaper, enabling a buyer to
Property portals around the globe try to help their users find the affordable and now it seems appropriate neighbourhoods to invest in, move to, or simply browse to get a feel for the area; with statistics on crime rates, school scores and overall quality of life addressed in lengthy reports. Now Trulia, one of the leading online property portals in the US, in honour of Gay Pride month, has focused on finding neighborhoods across America which are also gay friendly. San Francisco’s Castro neighbourhood is at the top of Trulia’s list as well as New York’s East Village, but the
Thailand’s DDproperty.com has added an English-language option tab on its website’s landing page, in order to appeal to the increasing property enquiries from abroad. According to DDproperty’s Founder, Tanomsak Khacharoen, a growing number of investors from Singapore, Malaysia and China are currently looking into buying property in Thailand, and Thai developers are buying space to list their projects on the company’s affiliate website in Singapore. Tanomsak also stated that the current Thai property listing trend is upcountry land, such as in Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima, because these areas are safe from flooding but still quite close to Bangkok. During last
ActiveBuilding, a Seattle-based company, providing exclusive, online community portals for resident and staff communication in the multifamily housing industry, has introduced a social media component to their services. The company prides itself in distinguishing itself from traditional community websites, which market toward prospective renters and offer online rent payment and service requests for current residents. ActiveBuilding community portals are completely resident-focused and exclusive to the community residents and staff. Apartment residents interact directly with the staff and their neighbors on private, community-based social networks within ActiveBuilding portals. "ActiveBuilding is focused on enhancing the resident experience," says ActiveBuilding CEO Kobi Bensimon.
Internet access via a mobile phone has become an essential part of the everyday life for many people in Hong Kong, and around the world. According to the latest information of the Census and Statistics Department, the number of mobile broadband subscribers in HK (per 100 people) has risen significantly from 19.3 in 2006 to 104.4 in 2011*, representing a four-fold increase within five years. Following the successful launch of its iPhone app in 2011, GoHome.com.hk announced that, they have rolled out their Android version of the mobile application. The new app will allow more people to stay abreast of
Following its success in Pune and Goahas, India’s Bharatestates.com, one of the leading online real estate portal which offers premium brokerage-free services to its customers, has ventured into two of the most prominent cities of India, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. Since these two cities have experienced rapid economic development, they are now being looked upon as flourishing real estate areas. “Launching of BharatEstates.com in Ahmedabad and Bangalore is an affirmative step towards establishing a national presence. Our premium brokerage free real estate portal aims to define a new facet of online real estate service which will cater to the diversified needs
NEXREGEN Real Estate Investment Trust I has been launched by real estate industry veteran Harold Hofer, backed by former CBRE CEO Ray Wirta. NEXREGEN provides a proprietary web-based system through which investors can purchase small interests in commercial real estate properties, in the real estate investment trust or "REIT" format. Harold Hofer said that the company’s goal is to make investing in income-producing commercial real estate an easy and user-friendly experience. "NEXREGEN's founding principle is that all investors should have access to the same real estate opportunities that are typically reserved for high net worth individuals and institutions. For as