Press releases

HousingAnywhere addresses student housing challenges and solutions with key industry leaders

November 9th 2023 - HousingAnywhere, Europe's largest mid-term rental platform, has participated in The Class Conference Barcelona today together with over 800 industry leaders in the student living sector. High-profile decision-makers of more than 250 organisations have gathered at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona to address the key industry challenges and to advocate both immediate and long-term solutions to solve the European student housing crisis for the future generation.

HousingAnywhere commits to setting a new standard of renting with new brand identity

November 2nd 2023 - HousingAnywhere, Europe’s largest mid-term rental platform, commits to setting a new standard of renting and revamps its brand identity to represent its continuous growth and innovation to meet user’s needs. The new slogan “Rent Easy. Live Free.” represents HousingAnywhere’s belief of a flexible, safe and hassle-free renting experience enabling people to make the most out of life’s possibilities by having the freedom to choose.

HousingAnywhere Secures €8 Million in Debt Financing with BNP Paribas

27th October 2023 - HousingAnywhere, Europe's leading mid-to-long term rental platform, has announced a significant milestone by securing €8 million in venture debt with leading global bank BNP Paribas. This partnership marks the beginning of a collaborative journey aimed at revolutionizing the real estate industry through innovative technology solutions, and fulfilling HousingAnywhere's mission to enable more people to find a new home where and how they want in the world. The capital injection will play a pivotal role in accelerating HousingAnywhere's ongoing growth strategy, as it will facilitate strategic acquisitions, fuel product development initiatives, and support the expansion of its market presence.

HousingAnywhere International Rent Index by City Q3 2023

October 3rd 2023 – The International Rent Index by City by HousingAnywhere, Europe's largest mid-to-long term rental platform, shows rent price increases are gaining traction once again in the third quarter of 2023. This 21st edition of the Index registers an average quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) price increase across all property types analysed at 3.1% (versus 1.5% in the previous quarter). Overall, the average year-on-year (YoY) price increase across all property types is still 9%, only slightly lower compared to last edition’s YoY (9.6%).

HousingAnywhere strengthens its executive leadership with 2 new C-level appointments

30 August, 2023 - HousingAnywhere, Europe’s largest mid-to-long-term rental platform, announces the appointment of Jim Bijwaard as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Erik Gruwel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Headquartered in Rotterdam, the scale-up continues its geographical expansion and improves its product offerings, and the formation of a dedicated C-Suite, including CEO Djordy Seelmann, underscores the company's commitment to adeptly managing its rapid growth and ensuring continuous innovation of its platform.

HousingAnywhere expands its global footprint by going beyond mainland Europe

June 15, 2023 - HousingAnywhere enters cities in the US and the UK to meet the rising demand of internationally-mobile talents seeking a flexible lifestyle. The new active cities are New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago in the US, and London, Manchester and Birmingham in the UK. Expansion plans follow HousingAnywhere’s mission to empower people to live where and how they choose

Worrisome decrease in supply of rental housing for students and young professionals in the Netherlands

January 26, 2023 - The Kamernet Rent Report analyses rental data from rooms, apartments, and studios, in the Netherlands. It shows average rental prices in Dutch university cities; cities that are popular among young professionals and students. Check out the report now and learn more about trends and developments in rental prices for rooms, apartments, and studios between 2020 and 2022.

HousingAnywhere publishes its first Public Policy Digest on rent regulation in Europe

Rotterdam, December 13, 2022 - HousingAnywhere, Europe's largest international student and young professional housing platform, has compiled its first white paper on rent regulation in Europe, the Public Policy Digest. It analyses the latest developments in the housing market to better understand the role and relationship of private and public stakeholders in the recent housing crisis. The three cornerstones HousingAnywhere highlights to make the ecosystem sustainable are housing availability, affordability, and accessibility.

European cities prepare to attract and retain the growing number of international students

November 18, 2022- More than 150 student accommodation industry organizations gathered today at The Class Conference in Madrid to discuss the solutions for the current student housing crisis. Europe's largest rental platform HousingAnywhere proposes 3 keys to unlock both student mobility and talent retention challenges.

Addressing the issue regarding Co-living Service GmbH & Co. KG (also known as Co-liCo)

In the early morning of Saturday 29th of October, hundreds of HousingAnywhere customers, who booked a place to stay at Co-living Service GmbH & Co. KG (also known as Co-liCo), got struck by a message that their bookings will be postponed for an indefinite period of time. While this should not have happened in the first place and no words can fully recover our customer's distressed situation, we wish to use this page to transparently update everyone that may have been impacted by this situation on the actions that are being taken to resolve this situation as soon and as thoroughly as possible.

Announcement of ‘partial mobilisation’ triggers significant increase in Russian residents searching for housing in Western Europe

September 29, 2022 - Following President Putin’s announced mobilisation of his country’s citizens on September 21, 2022, Russian residents searching for housing in Europe reached a record-breaking year over year increase of 164% on September 23, 2022.

Will Abortion Ban Trigger People To Move Out Of The US?

July 1, 2022- HousingAnywhere ( reports an abnormal increase of US residents searching for housing in Europe immediately after the US supreme court ruling of abortion ban on June 24th.

Support Ukraine with Housing in Europe

As a European community, HousingAnywhere launches a dedicated housing platform ( with an aim to support people who are displaced by the war in Ukraine and in urgent need of a safe place to stay.

HousingAnywhere Acquires Majority Stake in Studapart and 
Consolidates European Leadership

February 15th, 2022 - HousingAnywhere ( acquires a majority share in Studapart ( and forges ahead as Europe's largest end-to-end rental accommodation marketplace. Together with its organic growth, this acquisition demonstrates HousingAnywhere’s commitment to driving the residential rental market to achieve its Triple A (Availability, Affordability, Accessibility) rating by creating the most technologically advanced marketplace. After acquiring market leaders in Germany, Italy, Iceland, the Netherlands, and now France, this 5th acquisition in 2 years consolidates HousingAnywhere’s #1 position in Europe by size and impact.

Evolving Rental Accommodation Best Practices With Improved Video Upload

July 15, 2021 - HousingAnywhere today announced an update to its listing experience, enabling landlords to add videos tours of their vacant properties with a single touch. Videos come on top of the currently supported media, such as high-resolution photographs, 360° virtual tours, and floorplans. Videos help home seekers better understand what the property looks like, cutting down the time it takes to rent a new place and book it online.

Improved Vacancy Management With Advanced Pricing

June 30, 2021 - Rental accommodation marketplace HousingAnywhere is proud to introduce an improved pricing solution, a new way to collect monthly rent in a more straightforward and structured way. Using Advanced Pricing, landlords can now easily set different prices for each month based on their season or market.

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, 2021 - 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 Strict 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.

HousingAnywhere in Deloitte Fast 50 for third year in a row

November 26, 2020 - HousingAnywhere ranked 26th with a revenue growth of 464% between 2016 and 2019. This is the third time in a row that HousingAnywhere has been nominated for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, an annual ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands.

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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