Press releases

HousingAnywhere International Rent Index by City, April 2021

April 7, 2021 - The HousingAnywhere Rent Index analyses rental data from furnished one-bedroom apartments, private rooms, and studios. This already 10th Rent Index report shows average rental prices in European cities, which are popular among young professionals and international students: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Florence, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Rotterdam, The Hague, Turin, Utrecht, Valencia, and Vienna. Check out the latest report now!

HousingAnywhere Partners Up with homefully Using HousingAnywhere API

March 23, 2021 - Rental accommodation marketplace HousingAnywhere is excited to announce its new partnership with homefully, a market-leading Co-Living provider from Germany. From now on, homefully is integrated with the HousingAnywhere platform, increasing the international tenants for homefully and growing the available number of apartments and rooms in Germany.

HousingAnywhere raises €24 million funding and acquires Kamernet

February 3, 2021 - HousingAnywhere has raised €24 million in a Series C funding. The new capital will be used to bring HousingAnywhere’s marketplace and service offering to 17 more Focus Cities in Europe, to a total of 32. HousingAnywhere also uses the capital to complete the acquisition of the Dutch *Kamernet*, its fourth acquisition in a year and largest acquisition to date.

HousingAnywhere Growth Continues with Acquisition of Italian StanzaZoo

January 14, 2020 - HousingAnywhere, Europe’s largest online rental accommodation marketplace for young professionals and international students, is once again making major progress in its European expansion by acquiring Italian classifieds website StanzaZoo.

Flexible Cancellation Policy To Enable More Bookings

December 15 2020 - HousingAnywhere is extending its cancellation policy to offer more flexibility to landlords and tenants as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Landlords using the platform will be able to choose between the Standard and Flexible cancellation policy for their rental agreements. Thanks to the new cancellation policy, landlords will be able to offer tenants flexibility and reassurance when committing to rental contracts for longer stays.

International students and young professionals overcome corona fears to pursue dreams of moving abroad

September 10, 2020 - Despite Covid-19 travel fears, over 65% of international students and young professionals are still pursuing their dreams and moving abroad. HousingAnywhere’s survey into concerns with regards to moving abroad showed that respondents worry about their health and safety, but refuse to let this change their plans with regards to their destination or timing.

Top 100 Most Expensive Cities In The World 2020

August, 2020 - For anyone dreaming of moving abroad, it’s important to know whether you’ll be able to afford to live in the city of your choice. By ranking the Top 100 Most Expensive Cities In The World, anyone looking to move abroad will know which cities are best suited for their budget and if they’ll need to save up before making the move.

HousingAnywhere partners up with Expatrio to make moving to Germany easier

August 3, 2020 - HousingAnywhere is excited to announce its partnership with Expatrio, the relocation platform specialized in helping international students and young professionals looking to move to Germany. Users will be able to browse apartments, studios, and rooms in Germany on Expatrio, and easily book the accommodation on HousingAnywhere. Thanks to the integration, users will have one single place where they can organize their new stage of life in Germany including finding a new home.

HousingAnywhere Temporarily Waives Fees for New Bookings (updated)

Original release April 21, updated June 1st 2020 - HousingAnywhere is temporarily dropping all service fees. New bookings with a move-in date up until September 30, 2020 will not be charged any service or commission fee. “HousingAnywhere wants to brave the COVID-19 storm together with its users – landlords and tenants who have all suffered its direct effects,” says Djordy Seelmann, CEO of HousingAnywhere. “We want to help landlords stay afloat in these difficult times, while also making renting a little bit easier for tenants who could undoubtedly use a financial break.” The temporary removal of fees is part of a bigger program HousingAnywhere is launching to help landlords get back on track.

HousingAnywhere Acquires Icelandic Rentmate

March 31, 2020 - HousingAnywhere is strengthening its grip on the European market with the acquisition of the Icelandic rental platform Rentmate. The acquisition follows the acquisition of the German housing advertising website Studenten-WG in January of this year, and is a further step in reaching the goal of becoming the largest end-to-end online rental platform in Europe by 2022.

HousingAnywhere Acquires German Classifieds Website Studenten-WG

January 14, 2020 - Signifying a major step in its pan-European expansion, HousingAnywhere announces its acquisition of Hanover-based classifieds website Studenten-WG. HousingAnywhere, already the biggest platform for mid-term rental in Germany, and with an existing leadership position in cities like Berlin, Vienna, and Rotterdam, it will immediately gain market share in an array of German cities. With this acquisition, HousingAnywhere solidifies its position in the German real estate market, especially in the lower price segments.

Find Out the Smart Rental Price with HousingAnywhere’s RentRadar

February 11, 2020 - HousingAnywhere is proud to introduce RentRadar, an AI-driven product that offers smart rental price suggestions for the real estate market. Landlords and property managers will now have the power of HousingAnywhere's machine-learning algorithms at their hands to discover the true revenue potential of their rental properties – a first for the mid- to the long-term rental market.

From Booking to Signed Contract in One Seamless Experience

November 5, 2019 - We're excited to announce our partnership with REOS, the cloud platform for real estate management. From now onwards, REOS is integrated with HousingAnywhere, by means of the HousingAnywhere API. Users will be able to seamlessly go from an online booking on HousingAnywhere, to a signed lease agreement. This integration saves tenants time and delivers a vastly better customer experience, right from the point of the first contact.

Opening up the Rental Market with the New HousingAnywhere API

October 31, 2019 - HousingAnywhere is pleased to announce a new, publicly available API that strongly advances data interoperability between HousingAnywhere and its partners. Property managers can use the API to connect their inventory to the largest global booking platform for rental accommodation, enabling them to reach a far bigger target audience.

HousingAnywhere ranked in the Deloitte Fast 50 for the second year in a row

October 15, 2019 - HousingAnywhere made it to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking for the second year in a row. The Technology 50 is a yearly ranking of the fastest-growing tech companies in the Netherlands based on revenue growth in the past four years.

HousingAnywhere Payments is Set to Revolutionize the Real Estate Market

October 1, 2019 - HousingAnywhere Payments is set to make tenants’ lives easier, cheaper and more transparent by allowing users to complete payments such as their rent and security deposits in the same easy way they’re used to when paying for other commodities and services: online, securely and automatically. As part of HousingAnywhere’s Online Rent Collection suite, HousingAnywhere Payments is a complete and advanced digital payment solution, and offers users online and localized payment options they are already familiar with, such as credit card and iDeal.

Project HOME Sets Out to Boost International Student Mobility

September 26, 2019 - Project HOME, short for Home of Mobile Europeans, announces it will receive funding as a Strategic Partnership under the KA2 of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, and operations will commence this October. The project, initiated by a consortium of six organizations coordinated by housing platform HousingAnywhere and executed with the help of supporting partners and stakeholders, will work on boosting international mobility by defining and implementing quality standards for international student and trainee housing, while also creating a shared data information system.

HousingAnywhere lets employees choose when to spend time off

June 5, 2019 - Employees of housing platform HousingAnywhere can now make their own decision on whether they want to spend time off on a public holiday or not. With this, the company offers its employees, who come from all parts of the world, the freedom of choice to celebrate what they find important.

Young professionals in the UK looking to move abroad up by 33% as Brexit deadline approaches

February 26, 2019 - HousingAnywhere analyzed search volumes from the UK to shed light on the impact of the upcoming Brexit on young professionals’ accommodation needs. Although it’s not yet clear what the impact of Brexit will be for these young professionals, the results of the research indicate that possible post-Brexit scenarios are prompting young professionals to consider leaving the UK for Europe.

What are the Best Cities to Find a Job? A ranking by HousingAnywhere

2019 - Each year, more and more people decide that they want to really step outside of their comfort zone and move abroad. To help anyone who is thinking about making a move on the job market, HousingAnywhere has created the 100 Best Cities to Find a Job ranking.

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