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Knocker – the UK’s Tinder for Real Estate Launched

A new app, billed as the "Tinder of Real Estate", is allowing homebuyers in the UK to shop for a new home the same way they shop for new partners: by swiping. It's called Knocker and was recently created by a pair of programmers at the Ignite100 accelerator in Newcastle.

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Mitula Acquires Nestoria and Rebrands as the Mitula Group

The Mitula Group Limited, the owner and operator of the Spanish based Mitula Classified S.L., has today announceMitula Groupd the acquisition of Lokku Limited in the UK. The acquisition brings together the Mitula and Nestoria branded vertical search sites to create one of the leading classified vertical search groups.

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Zoopla and OnTheMarket At It Again – Zoopla Claims OTM Traffic Fell 13.5% in April

Zoopla has fired another shot in the ongoing war of words with OnTheMarket. At its core, the underlying message has not changed - OnTheMarket is failing to deliver on its promises and the traffic to its site is falling rather than increasing.

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REA Group Share Price Drops 10% on Q3 Results

The REA Group's share price dropped 10% following the release of its Q3 results. The underlying cause of the share price drop was a dramatic slowing in the growth of the business and a failure to meet analyst expectations.

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OnTheMarket Launching Today – A Prediction for its Future

The new site is polarizing the industry through its contentious approach of forcing agents to only advertise on only one other portal. The question is will this approach cement OTM as a leading portal in the UK market or will normal service eventually resume with Rightmove and Zoopla dominating.

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Property Portal Watch Conference Promo Video

The next Property Portal Watch Conference is rapidly approaching. From the 7th to 9th May, over 100 leaders from property portals around the world will meet in Singapore for 3 days to discuss the major issues facing the industry.

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Hemnet – What It’s Like Being Owned by the Industry

Today at the Property Portal Watch Conference in Barcelona, Tim Bjelkstam from Hemnet in Sweden discussed what it is like to be owned by the industry and what opportunities and challenges it provides.

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Zameen – The Pakistan Leader

Today at the Property Portal Watch Conference in Barcelona we heard from Gilles Blanchard, the Chairman of Zameen, the leading property portal in Pakistan. Here is an overview of the business.

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Immoweb – Working with Strategic Investors

Today at the Property Portal Watch Conference in Barcelona, Christophe Rousseaux the CEO of Immoweb in Belgium discussed his business and how they work with Axel Springer Digital Classifieds as a strategic investment partner.

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Propertyfinder.ae – Scaling a Business Fast

Today at the Property Portal Watch Conference, Michael Lahyani and Renan Bourdeau from the Propertyfinder.ae Group talked about the rapid growth of their business in the Middle East and how they are managing that growth.