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Houzz Raises USD 165 m to Transform Home Renovation around the World

Houzz has closed a $165 million financing led by early partner Sequoia with participation from existing investors Oren Zeev, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), GGV Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), as well as new participants DST Global and T. Rowe Price.

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Spencer Rascoff Discusses News, Trulia and Other Things – Video

Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow.com, discusses the acquisition of move.com (and thus realtor.com) by News Corp. He also discusses the acquisition of Trulia.com by Zillow.

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David Mele Named President of Homes.com

Homes.com has announced the appointment of David Mele as president, effective September 29, 2014. Mele will lead the overall business strategy and daily operations of Homes.com.

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Properati Raises USD 2 million in Series A Financing

Based in Argentina, Properati, the online and mobile solution of Latin America’s real estate market, announced today that it will receive a USD 2 million investment by two investment funds: NEVEQ II and NXTP. The company will use these funds to continue growing in the region, especially in the mobile platforms area.

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Soufun Buys 20% of Century21 in China

IFM Investments Limited, the owner of Century 21 China Real Estate, has entered into a series of strategic cooperation agreements with SouFun. The result is that SouFun will become the second-largest shareholder.

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Who is the Leader in the Italian Market?

Both casa.it and immobiliare.it lay claim to being the market leader in Italy. Following from the article on casa.it's use of pop-unders to drive traffic, this article looks at who is really leading by looking at more than visits to the sites.

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Japan’s Next Acquires Vertical Search Provider Trovit

Next Co of Japan has acquired 100% of the equity in Trovit, a vertical search business operating in homes, cars, and jobs, for 80 million euros.

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Austrian Zoomsquare Launches “Tinder for Real Estate” in Europe

Austrian Real estate start up, zoomsquare.com, has released a new app that provides users with a "Tinder-like" hot-or-not swipe for properties. It also has neighbourhood info including public transport, the most important facts about properties, and real-time push notifications for new matches from more than 80 Austrian property websites.

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Redfin Launches First TV Ad

Following on from Zillow, Trulia and Move, Redfin has launched a new TV. It debuted on Monday Night Football.

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Romania’s Imobiliare.ro Launches TV Campaign

Romania's leading property portal, Imobiliare.ro, has launched a new TV campaign. The TV campaign is built around the theme of "Choose the Right Place to Call Home".