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Zumper weaves in Airbnb listings, stakes claim in Canada

The latest property search site to seize on short-term rental trend
  • Zumper has added Airbnb and short-term rental listings from other sources to its rental search site.
  • In other news, Zumper has expanded to Canada, and its mobile apps were featured in Canadian app stores.
  • The addition of short-term rentals to Zumper's offerings is a bid to cater to changing renting behavior, a shift partly sparked by the rise of Airbnb.

As the line between short and long-term grows murkier, Zumper, a rental search site, has woven Airbnb listings and other short-term rentals into its search experience. "This is what today’s millennial renter is demanding, and Zumper is the place where they can find every kind of listing, whether a month to month rental, or a full on annual lease," said Zumper CEO Anthemos Georgiade in a statement. Leveraging its acquisition of PadMapper, Zumper has also expanded to Canada, adding hundreds of thousands of listings north of the U.S. border. Zumper claims to be the "largest startup" in the rental space with "several million unique visitors," has raised $20 million in funding and offers rental search and property-management tools. Zumper.com search results page shows short-term rental listings from Airbnb (bottom) and other sources (top). The short-term rental race Like some other rental startups, such as RadPad, Zumper wants to help renters through every st...