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Home insurance startup Hippo raises $70M

Nov 14, 2018

Hippo, a startup offering online home insurance quotes, has raised $70 million in a funding round led by Felicis Ventures and Lennar Corporation.

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The California Association of Realtors is raising money for members impacted by wildfires

Nov 14, 2018

C.A.R. is collecting donations that it plans to distribute to members who have lost their homes or other property in the state's ongoing wildfires.

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Redfin introduces all-digital home closings

Nov 14, 2018

Jason Bateman, head of Redfin Mortgage, told Inman the company anticipates that 10 percent of its November closings will ultimately be all-digital, with that number growing as more customers learn of the option.

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Vacasa now offers short-term apartment rentals in cities

Nov 14, 2018

In an announcement today, the company unveiled a new service called Vacasa Multifamily that will provide short-term rental management in cities. Property managers and developers using the service will be able to turn their urban units over to the company, which will then handle things like booking rentals, cleaning and marketing.

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6 reasons buyers should never move in before closing

Nov 14, 2018

With many buyers, the following question invariably comes up: "Would it be possible for us to put just a few things in the house right before closing?" Here are six reasons why your answer should always be, "No!"

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What’s the No. 1 thing today’s borrowers want? Faster response times

Nov 14, 2018

The latest J.D. Power study of borrower satisfaction revealed that loan officer response times are what make or break the experience, and this has pushed many consumers to go digital.

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Climate change likely to flood these homes in about 30 years

Nov 13, 2018

Rising seas are threatening thousands of homes but the building in these flood-prone areas still continues, according to a new study from Zillow and Climate Central. As many as 400,000 homes are at risk of regular flooding by 2050, the study says.

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Take a look at San Francisco’s most expensive listing

Nov 13, 2018

Nestled in the Bay Area's Russian Hill, San Francisco's most expensive listing is the best of both worlds — it's a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of the Financial District, and it offers pristine views of the city's most famous landmarks.

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Fire won’t keep homebuyers away from California

Nov 13, 2018

California communities devastated by ongoing wildfires will recover. But in the meantime, they may be in for more pain as the destruction cascades across local markets.

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Scammers using lead generation sites to target female agents

Nov 13, 2018

At least four female real estate agents in Massachusetts received calls and texts from an unidentified man attempting to arrange meetings with them.

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