Lifull Co. Ltd, owner of Japan’s leading real estate vertical Lifull Home's (at Homes.co.jp), and the world’s biggest general classifieds aggregator Trovit, is developing a multilingual, global platform to facilitate property buying and selling across borders. Next Co. Ltd changed its name to Lifull Co. Ltd earlier this month.
RentWolf, an online rental marketplace that enables landlords to rent their properties to tenants without a real estate agent, will launch in Sydney this May. RentWolf is current accepting tenant and landlord names to its waiting list, ahead of its May launch.
Tokyo-based real estate player RareOne Inc. now rolled out a dedicated real estate site (called Rare-one.jp) for so-called "special properties", defined as inherited properties and properties in insolvency processes.
Zheng Yangpeng, a reporter of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, suggested the recent, mammoth investments in Homelink might have overvalued the company. Here is why.
Suumo.jp, the No. 1 site for real estate information in Japan, will roll out an innovative smartphone tool for the short-term rental of listed parking spaces for autos. The app is called Suumo Drive. The app will dovetail with a monthly parking rental service already on the Suumo site. Suumo is a Recruit Holdings site.
In Bulgaria, the real estate site Imoti.net was relaunched in responsive design technology and with several other important improvements, including maps.
Suumo.jp, a Japanese real estate site operated by Recruit Holdings (owner of job search engine Indeed), launched an app which helps home movers find the best ways to arrange the furniture in their new abodes. The app uses 3-D augmented reality (AR).
After taking its rental business offline in November 2015, Mumbai-based real estate site Housing.com, which recently merged with property broker PropTiger.com, now re-entered the rental business.
Australia's Juwai.com, the largest international real estate site serving the Chinese market, signed a marketing agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, allowing Juwai users to browse the high-end residential listings of U.S.-based Berkshire Hathaway.
Nomu.com, a real estate site in Japan, is rolling out 3-D through videos of apartments and condominiums, in response to a similar move by the market’s main player Summo.jp.