Irony at its best: On the same day that Facebook users are lashing out about another change to the social network’s privacy settings, the San Jose Mercury News reported that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent more than $30 million to buy four homes that are adjacent to his residence in Palo Alto, Calif., in the interest of protecting his own privacy.
A wide range of opinions exists on whether all of the data Facebook has on its users is a good thing, but it could turn out to be a very good thing for Facebook users looking for places to live, as RentalRoost, a San Francisco Bay-area-based website that incorporates Facebook data into its rankings of available properties, prepares to go nationwide later this month.
Facebook applications have been useful tools in the real estate sector, and N-Play, which specializes in those types of apps, rolled out a turnkey solution for agents to market themselves and their listings on the social network.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is pretty smart when it comes to real estate, as well, refinancing the mortgage on his home in Palo Alto, Calif., with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at 1.05 percent, according to reports.
It’s been deemed the Facebook effect: The term is now being used to describe the electrifying jolt to the Silicon Valley real-estate market that the much-anticipated Facebook initial public offering is predicted to cause.
Looking for a roommate? Facebook can help, thanks to startup Friends with Rooms.
Facebook Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California, last year, and many newly rich employees of the social network are looking to follow in his footsteps, causing real estate prices in the area to rise as much as 60 percent over the past six months.
Irish realtors’ eyes may be smiling on Facebook, as the social network is reportedly looking to more than double the size of its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.
Facebook announced that it completed the move into its new headquarters 1601 Willow Road in Menlo Park, a one-million square foot campus now housing about 2,000 employees.