The following is a roundup of real estate technology news:

HomeAway acquires

HomeAway Inc., an Austin, Texas-based international network of vacation rental Web sites, has acquired, a Web site that connects buyers and sellers of second homes and resort real estate. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HomeAway’s vacation rental sites include,, and The site is undergoing a redesign, and as part of its re-launch the company is inviting real estate agents to receive free subscriptions for a limited time.

Cyberhomes launches ad network

Cyberhomes Media Group, a part of Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, is launching a vertical advertising network through a partnership with Adify. The vertical ad network allows companies to purchase geographically targeted ads by leveraging real estate search and valuation site and thousands of broker-hosted and agent-hosted Web sites.

Real estate search and marketing site also has announced the launch of a real estate ad network that allows brokers, lenders and other advertisers to place ads on partner sites including Oodle and Homes & Land, among others (see related blog post about ad networks).

SecondSpace announces MLS partnerships

SecondSpace Inc. a company focused on the second-home market that operates, and other Web sites, announced a partnership with Arkansas Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. and the Texas-based Coastal Bend MLS to display members’ land and second-home for-sale listings on the company’s Web sites in the United States and in Canada and the United Kingdom.

SecondSpace has reported some recent layoffs as a result of a dissolved partnership, though a spokesman told Inman News that the company "is continuing to grow and that our business is very strong. The layoffs were a minor thing for us due to one partner changing their strategic direction."

RE/MAX Regional Services adds foreclosure search tools

ForeclosurePoint, a company that provides nationwide foreclosure property listings with property addresses, filing dates and other details, announced that the company will provide foreclosure information to several RE/MAX companies, including locations in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.

RE/MAX Regional Services, which has about 390 offices and 8,200 sales associates in those states, will use ForeclosurePoint’s BrokerOffice product, which offers foreclosure-search capabilities. The product is intended as a lead-generation tool to attract buyers.


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