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Realtor.com® Introduces "My Home" to Help Homeowners Manage Their Home Like an Investment
New home management dashboard brings the benefits of realtor.com® to homeownership SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 -- Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced the release of My Home, a new feature available on realtor.com®'s desktop and mobile site which empowers homeowners to manage their home as an investment. The feature puts a stake in the ground to expand realtor.com® beyond search and become an indispensable resource to homeowners throughout their ownership journey. With My Home, realtor.com® provides homeowners with easily accessible tools and information needed to have a complete, all-in-one view of their home value, equity, financing options, neighborhood activity and trends, as well as home improvement projects that add value to their home. "At realtor.com®, we help people with one of the most basic and most important needs – their homes – which is often the biggest investment most people will ever make," said Ryan O'Hara, chief executive officer of Move. "Yet, the time they spend managing this asset once they are in the home is really limited. We're changing that with My Home. Now with personalized data at their fingertips, homeowners have more insight into their investment and are better equipped to make decisions such as when to sell or when to invest in upgrading their home to their dream home." As part of My Home, realtor.com® is introducing an enhanced home value estimate for homeowners that utilizes lender-grade valuation models to provide a better estimate of what a home is worth today and in the future. When an owner first enters My Home the dashboard provides an estimate of mortgage payments and equity, assuming a 20 percent down at the time of purchase. An owner can then update My Home with their current mortgage information to track payments and outstanding principal. It also shows financial savings options based on current mortgage rates and equity options. My Home taps into a growing generational trend of people staying in their homes longer. In 1985, about 10 percent of all homeowners were recent movers and in 2015, that figure dropped to five percent. As people stay in their homes longer, they have more equity in their property making it even more imperative to manage their home as an investment. For those looking to embark on a renovation, My Home leverages Remodelista, Move's design inspiration website, to inspire homeowners with a one-stop sourcebook for curated remodeling guides, daily design inspiration, and ideas for every room in the home. My Home is available today at realtor.com/myhome. This initial launch will provide an opportunity to tailor the experience for homeowners, while introducing additional home management tools over time. My Home is not a replacement for the value gained from speaking to a local real estate professional about the value of a home. It is a helpful feature for homeowners who want to manage their home as an asset and track the estimated value of their home. For more information, please visit: http://www.realtor.com/homemade/my-home/ About realtor.com® Realtor.com® is the trusted resource for home buyers, sellers and dreamers, offering the most comprehensive source of for-sale properties, among competing national sites, and the information, tools and professional expertise to help people move confidently through every step of their home journey. It pioneered the world of digital real estate 20 years ago, and today helps make all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. under a perpetual license from the National Association of REALTORS.® For more information, visit realtor.com.
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Move, Inc. and Cozy Align to Make Rental Process Easier for Renters and Property Managers
SAN JOSE, California, December 17, 2015 — News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc. announced today an agreement with rental startup Cozy® (www.cozy.co), a leading provider of property management software, to add new rental listings content on websites owned or operated by Move, including Doorsteps.com, a premier destination for local rental listings, and realtor.com®, the fastest-growing online real estate destination for home buyers, sellers, renters and dreamers. The agreement enables more than 40,000 property managers on Cozy's platform to publish their listings to Doorsteps.com and realtor.com®, which currently reach an average of approximately 46 million monthly unique users based on Move's internal data. It follows last month's announcement of the strategic content relationship with Apartments.com adding exclusive listings from apartment communities of 50 units and above. In addition to expanding rentals content on Move's sites, the relationship also will leverage Cozy's industry-leading rental transaction management technology, including third-party processing of background and credit checks. The resulting solution enables renters and property managers alike to move smoothly and securely through the rental process, from listing and browsing rental properties to the application stages and beyond. The agreement marks an important next step as Doorsteps.com and realtor.com® enhance their service to the rental marketplace. "The journey to finding your perfect home doesn't begin or end with a rental or sale – there are many stops along the path," said Todd Callow, senior director of product management and rentals program leader for Move. "We're building solutions that meet our customers where they are along that path, and creating new relationships with like-minded companies that share our commitment to best practices in accuracy and data security, to help make the process easier for consumers and professionals." Cozy's proprietary technology, now serving more than 100,000 property managers and renters, meets stringent standards of data security and privacy in accordance with its partners in the credit, finance and identity sectors. Cozy's solution allows renters to safely provide private financial and personal identification details for independent verification without sharing them directly with prospective property managers. Applicants pay for their own credit report, which does not impact their credit score, and control how it is shared with prospective property managers. Property managers receive the screening reports at no cost, removing the responsibility of handling and processing sensitive applicant information as well as the charges incurred by many competing services. "Cozy's mission is to bring peace of mind to renters and property managers by solving the biggest headaches across the rental cycle – aggregating reliable rental listings, finding and retaining good tenants, and securely facilitating the exchange of sensitive information through the duration of the rental relationship," said Gino Zahnd, CEO and co-founder of Cozy. "This agreement is much more than just providing a significant amount of new prospective tenant leads for our property managers -- for the first time, our property managers have the opportunity to receive all the information necessary to make an informed decision about selecting a tenant in a single report. And tenants have the confidence that their information is secure and the listings have been through our content assurance protocols – identity protection, privacy and security is baked into the foundation of everything we do. This level of collaboration can only happen with trustworthy information from both tenants and property managers – it's a huge leap in the quality of the experience." Additional rentals content from Cozy began appearing on the Doorsteps.com and realtor.com® websites in December. Access to the background and credit check process is now enabled on Doorsteps.com via 'apply now' buttons on select rental listings, and will be added to corresponding rental listings on realtor.com® in the coming weeks. Cozy® is a registered trademark of Cozy Services Ltd. About Move, Inc., Doorsteps.com and realtor.com® Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider in the first half of 2015 as measured by comScore. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNet and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems, FiveStreet and Reesio, as well as many free services. Move also operates Doorsteps.com, a comprehensive and robust rental experience powered by the search engine behind realtor.com®, currently available for the Austin and San Diego markets. Doorsteps features an intuitive, localized search experience with original neighborhood content and rental listings from over 30 sites including the multiple listing service (MLS) in Austin and San Diego as well as direct feeds from a growing list of property management companies. Doorsteps offerings also include the award-winning Doorsteps Swipe app and the original homebuying guide at DoorstepsBuy.com.
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Homes.com® Grows Rental Inventory with Four New Partners
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CoreLogic Launches Online Leasing Solution
  IRVINE, CA, October 03, 2014 – CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today introduced Leasing Manager from CoreLogic, a new cloud-based, online leasing solution for multi-family housing owners and managers. Leasing Manager helps fulfill the promise of online leasing software by introducing a simplified application process designed to keep prospective residents online so they complete the application. In response to property owner and manager demand, CoreLogic realized the need for an online leasing solution that streamlined an applicant's workflow, provided a compelling applicant experience, and enabled property managers to configure and customize the user interface to reflect their branding and messaging. Leasing Manager incorporates that functionality so that the applicants can search and apply for apartment homes, initiate screening requests, make payments, review documents and transition to become new residents. The technology makes the leasing agents more productive and shortens the time to revenue for property owners. "Property owners told us that complicated online applications were driving applicants into the leasing office, defeating the purpose of the technology," says Suzette LeSane, vice president of product management and delivery for CoreLogic. "We are introducing a solution that provides a great applicant experience, creates a larger pool of rental candidates, and drives greater conversion from applicant to resident for our clients." Applicants can easily browse real-time vacancies, pricing and other information available through the property's preferred property management platform. Application fees and deposits paid by prospective residents are automatically updated in the property management software ledger and transferred to the property's account. A stand-alone version lets property owners showcase available apartment homes and current rental pricing. Whether fully integrated with leading property management software solutions or used as a stand-alone version, applicants enjoy the same online application, resident credit quality screening and fee payment processes. Leasing Manager is highly configurable at the property level including branding, presentation of community rules and policies, and messages for applicants. Other Benefits of Leasing Manager: A faster application process and greater potential application throughput by collecting the least amount of personal information necessary for the prospective resident to be screened Time savings for the leasing agent and earlier financial commitment to the property by the applicant since application fees and deposits are collected prior to the screening, shortening the time to revenue for the property owner A choice between greater process efficiencies through automated screening or greater personal service through the manual screening option More time for leasing agents to increase revenue by upselling residents on rental items such as parking spaces, storage units and washer/dryers since data entry is performed by the applicant CoreLogic is one of the nation's leading background screening and risk management providers in the multi-family housing industry. For more information, visit www.corelogic.com/leasingmanager. About CoreLogic CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 3.5 billion records spanning more than 40 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, and the public sector. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.
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Zillow to Bring RealPage Services to Rental Companies
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Old Dominion Realty's Property Management Division Launches New Website With Delta Media Group
Delta Media Group is excited to announce the launch of a brand new website for Old Dominion Realty's property management division. Old Dominion Realty Inc. is a full service regional real estate firm offering residential real estate services, property management, residential and commercial appraisal services, consulting, relocation services, commercial sales and leasing services. Based corporately in Harrisonburg, VA, Old Dominion has six offices and over 90 agents in Virginia and West Virginia. Through their new property management website, tenants can search available rentals, submit their rental application and even pay their rent online. The site also houses resources for landlords, including sample lease agreements, addendum samples, direct deposit forms and more. Their new website can be visited at www.odrpm.com. To view the original post, visit the Delta Media Group blog.
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