Ben Casselman and Conor Dougherty, New York Times Published 7:54 am PDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Established companies like Zillow and venture-backed upstarts like Opendoor and Offerpad have raised billions of dollars on the promise that they can use sophisticated algorithms to predict the value of individual homes. less Established companies like Zillow and venture-backed upstarts like Opendoor and Offerpad have raised billions of dollars on the promise that they can use sophisticated algorithms to predict the value of ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Established companies like Zillow and venture-backed upstarts like Opendoor and Offerpad have raised billions of dollars on the … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley is coming for your house
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By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
By Nancy Sarnoff Published 7:00 am CST, Monday, November 5, 2018 Photo: JERRY LARA, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Photo: JERRY LARA, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: JERRY LARA, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Zillow to pay cash for houses in Houston 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Seattle-based real estate listing site Zillow will soon begin buying and selling houses in Houston. The company is launching its Zillow Offers service here early next year for Houstonians who don't want to hire a real estate agent and publicly list their home. Through the program, Zillow will pay cash to buy houses from qualified sellers who will then be able to choose their closing date … [Read more...] about Zillow to pay cash for houses in Houston
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Family Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Traffic jams and delayed trains are infuriating for everyone, but they’re especially painful when they make you miss your baby’s bedtime yet again. ByMasha Rumer Oct. 31, 2018 When Elizabeth Yura returned to the office after maternity leave, her work-life balance got more complicated. So did her commute. Before she had a baby, she was willing to put up with an hour and 45 minutes on an Amtrak commute from her home in Emeryville, Calif., to her office in Sacramento. But as a new mom, she started driving to work to save a little time: a one-way trip of an hour and 20 minutes, or longer in traffic. “I was still nursing two to three times per night. Felt like a zombie all the time,” said Ms. Yura. She pumped breast milk at work, and in an effort to be efficient, she also pumped hands-free while … [Read more...] about The Particular Horror of Long Commutes for Young Families
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Apuzzo Oct. 21, 2018 BRUSSELS — The trade group Safer Phosphates would seem to have a pitch-perfect message for an environmentally conscious European Union. It advocates for cleaner soil and healthier food, with a website showing pristine fields of wheat. It is also supporting legislation that would place tighter regulations on fertilizer. But the group is not run by environmentalists. Its driving force is a Russian fertilizer giant that has ties to the Kremlin. And the environmental legislation it is backing would reset regulations in a way that could help the company, PhosAgro, push aside rival firms and give it greater influence over the European food supply. Fertilizer might not seem an obvious source of geopolitical tension. But with Moscow working openly and covertly to widen its … [Read more...] about A Push for Safer Fertilizer in Europe Carries a Whiff of Russian Intrigue