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Property Portal Watch Conference in New York Launched

The next Property Portal Watch Conference will be held in New York from the 26th to 27th January at the Westin Hotel at Times Square. This conference follows on from the highly successful conferences in 2014 in New York, Singapore and Barcelona.

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Soufun Q3 Results

On November 6th, SouFun Holdings Limited released its results for the third quarter. While the business missed it's revenue and earnings guidance, the miss was not as bad as the street expected.

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DwellHomes Launches – Targeting Architecturally Significant Homes

DwellHomes has been launched in the US market. The site is different as it focuses on architecturally significant homes, it curates it content and it is rewarded with a share in the commission stream. This is an interesting model and could be paving the way for niche portals in the future.

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HouseLens Raises USD 2 million in Series A Funding

HouseLens has raised $2M to complete its Series A funding. The new capital paves the way for continued market expansion and the addition of new offerings to the company’s industry-leading product line.

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Nestoria Acquires Find Properly

Nestoria has moved out of vertical search and into the world of property portals with the acquisition of Find Properly.

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Immobilienscout buys Flea Market App Stuffle

The Hamburg start-up Stuffle has developed a kind of eBay for the smartphone generation and has attracted investment from an unlikely source, ImmobilienScout24.

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Seloger Fights Back

Seloger is fighting back against the onslaught of LeBonCoin. They have launched a new site, acquired Webimm.com (a commercial site), launched a new offer for agents, investing in big data, and they have launched a new TV advertising campaign.

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Zillow and Trulia Merger Pushed Back to February 2015

Zillow is pushing back its proposed $3.5 billion merger with Trulia, noting in a SEC filing that it would not consummate the transaction prior Feb. 1 2015. The delay comes after the Federal Trade Commission requested more information on the deal.

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News Corps Completes Acquisition of Move

News Corp has successfully completed its acquisition of Move, Inc.

Zillow Pro for Brokers Adds Achieve Realty

Zillow has announced that Pittsburgh-based brokerage Achieve Realty has joined Zillow® Pro for Brokers.