Home services platform Thumbtack raises $275M on a $3.2B valuation to double down on home management

Home services platform Thumbtack raises $275M on a $3.2B valuation to double down on home management

On the heels of making an acquisition in December of home management startup Setter, Thumbtack — one of the pioneers in the home services gig economy — has raised a big round to double down on the model. The company has raised a fresh $275 million, money that…

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People are regretting buying a home due to high maintenance costs, but a home warranty can save you money

Summary List PlacementA recent survey from Bankrate found that 64% of millennials regret buying a home in today’s hectic housing market. More specifically, 21% regret buying because maintenance and related costs are too expensive.
Shantelle Burton, REALTOR® f…

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The dilemma of rebuilding Gaza without rearming Hamas

Donors are grappling with the challenge of helping Gaza without benefitting its militant rulers.

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Hackney family wait for new home as estate is torn down around them

Mother and four children offered flat by council but pictures show state of serious disrepairA single mother and her four children are the last remaining family on an east London housing estate that is being demolished around them, in a case described as “bey…

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Airbnb’s secretive safety team pays out millions each year, report says – CNET

The team provides support to guests and hosts but also works to keep incidents quiet, reports Bloomberg.

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