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About HotPads

HotPads operates a map-based real estate search engine, listing homes for sale, apartments, condos, and rental houses. In November 2012, HotPads was acquired by Zillow. The valuation of HotPads was $16 million. Other terms of the deal were not released.

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475 Valencia Street 2nd Floor

San Francisco, California, 94103,

United States


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Latest HotPads News

More outsiders are searching for rentals in the D.C. area, report finds

Sep 12, 2019

Apparently more people are asking themselves that question. A new analysis from HotPads, the rental-focused arm of the real estate company Zillow Group, says almost a third of the searches for D.C. area rental homes on its platform originate from outside the area. That’s up from just over 30 percent last year, per HotPads. Among the dozens of U.S. metros surveyed by HotPads, people in the New York metro area are the most likely to search for D.C. region homes to rent. This could partly be because the median rent in the D.C. area is less than that in the New York area: $2,220 a month versus $2,425 a month, respectively, says HotPads. Yet, current D.C. area residents still represent more than two-thirds of the platform’s searches for rental homes in the region: 68 percent. Metro areas for which HotPads searches are becoming more popular among outsiders HotPads Email (required) By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Policy and European users agree to the data transfer policy. Subscribe Where outside of the region are current residents most likely to look for rentals? Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Austin all have the D.C. area as their most common search origin, HotPads data show. The median rents there are $1,775 a month, $1,135 a month, and $1,795 a month. Related

HotPads Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was HotPads founded?

    HotPads was founded in 2005.

  • Where is HotPads's headquarters?

    HotPads's headquarters is located at 475 Valencia Street, San Francisco.

  • What is HotPads's latest funding round?

    HotPads's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did HotPads raise?

    HotPads raised a total of $4.9M.

  • Who are the investors of HotPads?

    Investors of HotPads include Zillow, Meakem Becker Venture Capital and Investment Group of Santa Barbara.

  • Who are HotPads's competitors?

    Competitors of HotPads include EmCasa.

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