Placester, real estate website provider, set to power property search for 375 more news sites

Placester has acquired HomeFinder, the provider of a real estate search platform and open house app
  • There's a good chance consumers who search properties on news sites will be using a platform powered by Placester.
  • That's thanks to Placester's acquisition of HomeFinder, which also owns a popular open house app.
  • The expansion of Placester's media network and its acquisition of HomeFinder mark the company's latest land grab in online real estate.

A horde of news websites, including those operated by The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic and the Miami Herald, are set to adopt a listing search platform powered by Placester — a cash-rich startup that also provides websites to tens of thousands of real estate agents.