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Five Startups Shaking Up the Real Estate Industry

Five Startups Shaking Up the Real Estate Industry

  Real estate technology is experiencing a moment.  Last year $1 billion was invested in the space, with two companies, Opendoor and Compass hitting a $1 billion valuation. Where there is funding, there are disrupters.  These five caught our eye.  The type of ingenuity demonstrated by these companies inspired the recent launch of our Jump Start program.  But in addition to… Read More »

The Mortgage of the Future Will Be Designed for Digital Natives

The Mortgage of the Future Will Be Designed for Digital Natives

By Manvinder Saraon of LendingHome The mortgage industry has finally begun to move from the Dark Age into the Digital Age. While technological innovations have re-imagined many other consumer financial services over the past few years, mortgages lagged behind. Now, with the recent introduction of the online mortgage (otherwise known as the digital mortgage), the… Read More »

Building a Better Home Value Mousetrap

Building a Better Home Value Mousetrap

By Clifford A. Lipscomb of Greenfield Advisors Introduction to Automated Valuation Models Property valuation is an integral part of the housing industry that is long overdue for disruption. Although much could be said on the topic of automated valuation models (AVMs), in this piece I explore the current state of the commercially available AVM market,… Read More »