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Frontier Digital Ventures Sponsoring Best Practice Master Class

Property Portal Watch has just announced that Frontier Digital Ventures is headline sponsoring the Best Practice Master Class being held the day before the 14th Property Portal Watch Conference in Bangkok.

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Michael Sawtell Joins RealtyTrac as EVP/GM Customer Solutions

RealtyTrac has announced that 20+ year industry veteran Michael Sawtell has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Solutions. In this role, Michael is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand.

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Realestateview Buys REIQ.com

Realestateview, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) majority owned and operated site, has just bought the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) owned site, REIQ.com for an undisclosed amount.

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Homely Launches Australian ‘Pay­My­Rent’ Campaign

Homely.com.au, one of Australia's free to list property portals, has launched a ‘Pay-My-Rent’ sweepstakes, giving Australians the chance to live at home for free.

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France’s Logic-Immo Acquires Software Company Rodacom

France's number 3 player, Logic-Immo, has just acquired Rodacom software. While the price was not disclosed, Rodacom generated just euro 1.5m in sales in 2014 while Logic-Immo generated euro 76.7m, up 2.1% over the previous year.

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Zillow Downgraded by Barclays to Equal Weight

This week Barclays’ Chris Merwin downgraded Zillow to Equal Weight and cut this price target from USD 140 to USD 105 (roughly the current share price).

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Housing.com Expands to 16 Cities in India

India's Housing.com is expanding its Rent and Resale category operations into 16 additional cities in India. These cities include Aurangabad, Nashik, Surat, Vadodara, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Kolhapur, Lucknow, Patna, Jamshedpur, Mysore, Goa, Bilaspur.

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Chicago’s Midwest Real Estate Data to Send Listings to Zillow Group

The Zillow Group has announced that Zillow and Trulia have signed 14 new agreements with multiple listing services in the past two days, including Chicago-based Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED).

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Avito Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Trading Statement

Avito has released it 2014 financials showing revenues (in Rubles) up by 79% and EBITDA up by 220%. However, taking currency depreciation against the USD into account, growth was significantly less.

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ComScore Ranks Indiaproperty.com No.1 Based on Unique Visitors

IndiaProperty.com has been ranked No.1 as the most preferred Real Estate web portal by comScore. IndiaProperty.com consolidated its No. 1 position in the month of Jan 2015, further sustaining it to Feb 2015.