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Facebook removes certain targeted advertising options amid HUD discrimination complaint
Facebook removes certain targeted advertising options amid HUD discrimination complaint

Facebook recently announced changes it will be making to its advertising tools after the company was accused of potentially enabling housing discrimination on the platform. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a discrimination

Trulia Neighborhoods launches to provide crowdsourced localized information
Trulia Neighborhoods launches to provide crowdsourced localized information

Trulia is launching a new tool to help buyers, renters and agents learn about an area with their new feature – Trulia Neighborhoods. The new tool, which is available both online and as a mobile app, is a crowdsourced

HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook
HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a discrimination complaint against Facebook Aug. 17. HUD claims that the company violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to target or exclude users from

Amazon and Lennar partner to create Alexa-controlled smart homes
Amazon and Lennar partner to create Alexa-controlled smart homes

Amazon and Lennar announced its new partnership to provide Alexa-enabled smart homes in certain markets across the country. Homebuyers can get homes that come with features that can be controlled with Alexa including Wi-Fi, smart locks, doorbells, thermostats and

Agents using Google Maps on their websites could have to pay
Agents using Google Maps on their websites could have to pay

Agents and brokers who are embedding Google Maps into their listings will now have to pay to do so. The Google Maps application programing interface (API) allows agents and brokers to embed maps into listings on their websites. This

Hurdlr targets the real estate world with new focus
Hurdlr targets the real estate world with new focus

Hurdlr, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that helps freelancers monitor expenses, taxes and other back end personal business needs, recently announced a new focus on the real estate industry. It will provide agents with goal-setting features paired with its original income-tracking

Is Vero the next social hotspot for agents?
Is Vero the next social hotspot for agents?

Facing growing scrutiny for privacy violations and obfuscating personal posts in favor of advertisers’ paid posts, social networks are being forced to reexamine their ways before they’re abandoned. Some users opt to go social network-free while others go in

ShelterZoom’s blockchain-based platform picks up steam around the world. How does it work?
ShelterZoom’s blockchain-based platform picks up steam around the world. How does it work?

Slowly but surely, bitcoin and blockchain — a decentralized ledger that powers the cryptocurrency — have been making inroads in real estate, but a technology company wants to make them the industry standard. ShelterZoom‘s Offer NOW is a blockchain-based

MRED adopts real estate technology platform Remine. How does it work?
MRED adopts real estate technology platform Remine. How does it work?

The multiyear lease Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) recently signed with Remine, a big data and predictive analytics platform designed to help agents identify new market opportunities, will offer customers a number of benefits, according to Rebecca Jensen, MRED

How to build your real estate business with can’t-miss Facebook ads
How to build your real estate business with can’t-miss Facebook ads

For Realtors, especially those who tend to use more traditional forms of advertising, Facebook is the proverbial golden ticket. Today, more than 80 percent of internet users are active on Facebook, where they spend a staggering 700 billion minutes

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