San Francisco startup Roost has raised $8 million to expand its real estate search engine technology.
Roost lets you search by city for homes on the market, then view photos and detailed info about each entry. It pulls its information from a network of Internet Data Exchange sites that conform to an industry-wide data sharing standard. Roost also has partnerships with dozens of individual real estate brokers across the country to enrich the database-based listings.
As part of this week’s announcement, Roost has begun featuring a database of foreclosed homes now up for grabs as well. That comes thanks to a new partnership with First American CoreLogic.
Roost has been around since 2007. Its site launched publicly in beta earlier this year.