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Tiger Global and Ant Financial lead $500M investment in China’s shared housing startup Danke

A Chinese startup that’s taking a dorm-like approach to urban housing just raised $500 million as its valuation jumped over $2 billion. Danke Apartment, whose name means “eggshell” in Chinese, closed the Series C round led by returning investor Tiger Global Management and newcomer Ant Financial, Alibaba’s e-payment and financial affiliate controlled by Jack Ma. ...

Microsoft pledges $500M to create affordable housing around Seattle

At a time when tech companies are being blamed for creating housing shortages in cities across the country, Microsoft told the Seattle Times it will make a $500 million pledge, its largest ever, to create affordable housing around Seattle. The company is currently in the middle of a multi-billion dollar expansion of its Redmond, Washington ...

Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial(ish) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate. ...

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

When the **** did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city, filling out useless forms, and waiting in motionless lines ...

This tiny house grows with your family

Tiny houses are all the rage but once you put more than a few people in one you have a problem: Where can you go from there? Nowhere. Exactly. What you do is, if you need that extra push over the cliff, you know what you do? Talk to Brian Gaudio. Gaudio is the founder ...

Post-disaster wake-up call: Prompting nations to a recovery-ready mind-set

08.22.2011 · Posted in Work From Home Articles

Can the world prepare to recover from disasters like Japan's? Houston-based housing expert says yes, urges U.S. and world governments to forge recovery policy. ...

Brazil Proves A Strong Market For Property Investors

09.15.2009 · Posted in Finance Articles

Investors into the Brazilian real estate market will be heartened by the raft of positive news emerging from Brazil with regard to the economy, GDP growth and the boom in Latin Americas largest economy. ...

Brazilian Housing Explosion Continues

09.05.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

The Minha Casa, Minha Vida scheme launched three months ago with the intention of providing affordable housing to Brazils growing middle class has proved a massive success with huge numbers signing up. ...

Brazil Housing Boom set to Continue

07.31.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Figures just announced by Caixa Economica Federal, Brazils government-owned savings and mortgage bank show a marked increase in housing loans in Latin Americas largest and most stable country. 2009 saw in excess of R$17.4bn of home loan lending, an impressive 340% increase over 2005s figure of R$5.1bn. ...