Housing

Basic info

http://www.housing.com5 Years Old
Mumbai,IndiaReal Estate
1001-5000 EmployeesPrivate company

About Housing

We are the fastest-growing family in the online real estate space. Fed up with endless on-site visits and fake listings, we created a property search system several notches above others. Led by passionate problem-solvers and backed by top investors, we have been hailed as trendsetters in just two years. credits: housing.com

vision

At Housing, we have initiated change — change for the best. Our vision is to help the world live better. We are on a journey to simplifying everything, so that you can focus on your loved ones and things that matter the most. We are here to get to the root of every challenge, find a solution and deliver to you a world that’s filled to the brim with optimism, innovation, transparency, and advancement. Live better with Housing. credits: housing.com

mission

Our mission is Innovation and Optimism for Housing. As India leapfrogs its way to become one of the fastest growing economies on earth, Housing, spearheaded by an ocean of highly ambitious individuals, is at the forefront, changing the way the real estate industry will be experienced in the future across the planet. credits: housing.com

Housing impact

101
Cities present in
6.5Lakh
No. of Houses
11Million
Traffic

Housing story

Jun-2012
The Start
A group of twelve students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay founded Housing.co.in in June 2012. credits: housing.com
Aug-2012
HOUSING LAUNCHES ITS MOST POPULAR FEATURE 'POINT OF INTEREST'
Explore neighbourhood, like never before. credits: housing.com
Nov-2012
HOUSING LAUNCHES CHILD FRIENDLINESS INDEX (CFI)
Find a perfect home to raise your child credits: housing.com
Feb-2013
ANGEL ROUND FUNDING
Led by Zishaan Hayath, Angel Investor, Co-founder of Chaupaati Bazaar and ex-VP of Product at Future Bazaar, and other investors, Housing sees its first round of funding. credits: housing.com
Feb-2013
EXPANSION AND A UNIQUE POLL
With more than 17000 votes on the facebook poll, Hyderabad emerges as the popular choice for Housing's next destinatio. credits: housing.com
Mar-2013
2ND BRIDGE ROUND OF FUNDING CLOSED OVER DINNER
Former Network18 CEO and Managing Partner at India Value Fund Advisors, Mr. Haresh Chawla invests in second round. credits: housing.com
Mar-2013
HOUSING LAUNCHES BUY/SELL
Housing launches Buy and Resale section with a redesigned app and a brand new mobile website credits: housing.com
Apr-2013
HOUSING LAUNCHES BROKER PROFILES
Housing launches a new feature, Broker Profiles. Now know your broker before you choose one! credits: housing.com
May-2013
A TALE OF 3 CITIES
Housing launches in 3 new cities: Hyderabad, Pune and Gurgaon credits: housing.com
May-2013
OVERTAKING COMPETITION
Housing surpasses Makaan.com and Indiaproperty.com in terms of reach percentage. credits: housing.com
Jun-2013
3RD ROUND OF FUNDING
Housing raises $2.5M From Nexus Venture Partners to Build Data Science Lab. credits: housing.com
Jun-2013
HOUSE HUNTING IS ABOUT TO BE CHANGED FOREVER.
Housing launches rental service in Mumbai credits: housing.com
Jun-2013
BIRTHDAY IN BANGALORE
Housing launches its services in Bangalore. credits: housing.com
Aug-2013
WELCOME CHENNAI
Housing launches its services in Chennai. credits: housing.com
Sep-2013
MOVING NORTH
Housing launches its services in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad & Faridabad credits: housing.com
Sep-2013
GOING GLOBAL
Housing acquires the .COM domain and the All 3's National Helpline Number credits: housing.com
Oct-2013
CARRY HOUSING WITH YOU, WHEREVER YOU GO
Housing launches Android App and Mobile website credits: housing.com
Oct-2013
IT'S A WHOLE NEW WAY OF LOOKING FOR LAND.
Housing introduces its new land section with features never seen before credits: housing.com
Nov-2013
RENTAL AGREEMENTS
Housing introduces Online Rental Agreement service that allows users to create a rental agreement online and get the physical copy delivered to their homes. credits: housing.com
Nov-2013
HOW HOT IS YOUR HOUSE?
Price Heat Maps are launched credits: housing.com
Nov-2013
HOUSING LAUNCHES GRID VIEW
Now see all real photos in a grid credits: housing.com
Dec-2013
HOUSING HIRES FRESH TALENT
Housing hires 45 new recruits from IITs credits: housing.com
Dec-2013
HELLO AGAIN, BANGALORE
Housing.com launches Land section in Bangalore credits: housing.com
Dec-2013
INTRODUCING PGs
Housing extends its services to PGs credits: housing.com
Jan-2014
HOUSING LAUNCHES ANDROID APP AND MOBILE WEBSITE
Housing Launches it"s new iPad app credits: housing.com
Feb-2014
HOUSING INTRODUCES NEW PROJECTS
Best upcoming real estate projects, 3D images, verified details: Know everything about New Projects credits: housing.com
Apr-2014
DSL LAUNCHES DEMAND-SUPPLY MONITORING TOOL!
Which localities in your city have excess demand? Where would you find excess supply? Find out using this tool. credits: housing.com
Jun-2014
4TH ROUND OF FUNDING
Housing raises Rs.115 crore in its fourth round of funding from leading venture capital (VC) firms Helion Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, and Qualcomm Ventures. credits: housing.com
Nov-2014
HOME LOANS
Housing launches its Home Loans services in partnership with financial institutions such as CitiBank, Axis Bank, L&T Finance, DHFL, PNB Housing Finance and Bajaj Finserv. credits: housing.com
Nov-2014
SLICE VIEW & TATA VALUE HOMES
Housing launches Slice View™, its proprietary interactive home booking platform and partners with Tata Value Homes for exclusive online-only inventory across four projects. credits: housing.com
Dec-2014
5TH ROUND FUNDING
Housing raises $90 million from SoftBank Group. Housing will use the funds to map over 40 million houses across 300 cities in India. credits: housing.com
Jan-2015
A STEADY START TO THE YEAR
With an eye on taking Housing to 10x, the company starts the year with a total traffic that's a little over a million. credits: housing.com
Feb-2015
HOUSING PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE NOW
Housing partners with Google Now to help users before they explicitly search for something on the Internet. credits: housing.com
Mar-2015
BRAND LAUNCH
Housing unveils its new avatar on the festival of Holi. With its 'Look Up' philosophy, the symbol of optimism is introduced through its brand campaign. Through hoardings, publications, and digital platforms, several cities across India are painted in Housing's colours. credits: housing.com
Mar-2015
HOUSING ACQUIRES IREF
Housing acquires Indian Real Estate Forum (IREF). This move has been made to improve the availability and accessibility of independent information for home-buyers. With 1.5 lakh subscribers, IREF aims to help millions of home-buyers to find the right information to make an informed decision about real estate. credits: housing.com
Apr-2015
HOUSING CROSSES 10M MARK
The Look Up marketing campaign takes Housing's traffic from 1.4m to 11m – all in the first four months. credits: housing.com
Apr-2015
50 AND COUNTING
Housings launches in Kochi, the 50th city in which it has expanded for its rent and buy segments with daily listings per day going upto 6k, i.e. a 7x increase in six months. credits: housing.com
Jun-2015
HOUSING.COM ACQUIRES REALTY BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Realty Business Intelligence provides provides risk assessment by doing due diligence, project monitoring, business intelligence and back-end research. With this acquisition, Housing enhances its efforts to provide verified listings, risk-free transactions, and secure investments. All in all, it is a big leap towards transparency. credits: housing.com

Housing products & services

Rent

Rental services are provided in various cities of India. Places can be looked up according to the choice of locality, landmark or building . 1 RK to 3+ BHK places are available for a wide budget range . credits: housing.com

PGs and Hostels

Housing extends its portal to Paying Guest Accomodations. PGs and Hostels can be looked up according to choice of locality for a varied range of monthly rent. Separate PGs and hostels are available for boys and girls. credits: housing.com

Buy

100 % verified listings for places to buy with advantage of real property pictures and the ability to explore the neighborhood is provided. 1RK to 3+BHK places are available for varied budgets beginning from INR 25.0 lacs. credits: housing.com

New Projects

New housing projects (1 BHK to 4+BHK) in a number of cities across India are available. Choices can be made on the basis of locality. The minimum price is INR 1 crore. credits: housing.com

Home Loans

Home Loan services are provided by the company to eligible persons which can be checked on the portal with the benefit of being able to calculate EMIs and compare interest rates. credits: housing.com

Sell & Rent Property

With 1.2 Cr active home seekers , 6 Cr properties viewed and 1 Lac properties added monthly , it gives a market for selling and renting property by creating listings of places to rent , sell as well as PGs and Serviced Apartments. credits: housing.com

Housing Interview questions

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Housing Software engineer interview

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Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Software engineer role at Housing
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
I dont really know what special I did. I just put some start up internship ahead of interns in two well established companies and mentioned my web based projects.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given a BST and two positions in a bst exchanged to give a violation in bst rule. Find the two elements and exchange them. Corner case to be considered is that root can also be a node which id exchanged.
  • Question 2: Design a system for Bookmyshow.com. When we book seats we the seats must be locked till the time payment gateway is reached. Also consider no payment done and payment failures. This is a question on state machines and transaction management acc to me. Still verify not sure
  • Question 3: Given a set of n steps. A person can climb one or two steps at a time. Find the number of ways in which one can reach the nth step. (Easy stuff.. I probably wasn't doing good by this time)
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given an array a1, a2...an. Find all pairs such that ai>aj having i<j. (nlogn solution)
  • Question 2: Given many pairs intervals with their start and end. Find the maximum interval which intersects the maximum number of intervals. Look for corner cases again!
  • Question 3: There was one easy string question.. Dont remember.something on trie data structure
  • Question 4: Given a string (say alpha) and a dictionary database from where I can find if a word is present in the dictionary by a O(1) time look up. Find if there exists a path from the root word(aplha) to leaf node having a single letter such that a child is formed by removing one letter at a time such that each word intermediately formed is also in the dictionery. Eg. If there is a path aplha->plha->pha->pa->a. And all the nodes are in dictionery. Dynamic programming solution exists.
  • Question 5: Implement an auto suggest in search engine. Like for google when u type max say maximum must be suggested in drop down. This is a problem on Information Retrieval.
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Easy one. How to make a linked list with for a number like 12345 must be stored in linked list as 1->2->3->4->5.
  • Question 2: I dont remember again a question. Was on strings again :P. But easy
  • Question 3: Implement a ctlr+f (find) functionality in a file. Make a data structure for this implementation.
  • Question 4: Given two sorted arrays find of size n and m. The n sized array has m spaces empty at the end. Code to merge these to arrays in single pass O(n+m).
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given a binary tree. Code to have each node point to the next node in the same level. Last element in the level must point to NULL.
  • Question 2: Make a set of all nodes that can occur in any path from a source to a destination in both directed as well as undirected graph. Note that a node can be visited any number of times not necessarily only once.
  • Question 3: Given two sides of a river having the same cities labeled in characters. Bridges are to be drawn from one side to another that can connect the same labels but the bridges shudnt cross each other. Find the max no of bridges that can be connected. Eg Side 1: A B C D Side 2: D C A B So bridges connecting A to A etc need to be made. But when A to A is connected above D to D is not possible. Dynamic programming solution exists.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Algorithms
  • Systems
Skill Tips
Be clear with your basics
General Tips
Make a cv which is appealing, and highlight some key things regarding web development or algorithms or system development
Motivation for applying
Interest in Software Engineering
Funny Moments
They started speaking in Hindi after a while. It was very friendly.
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Housing team

Rahul Yadav

Ex - Founder & CEO
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Drop-out, IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Ravish Naresh

Founder & COO
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Abhishek Anand

Founder & CTO
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Advitiya Sharma

Founder & CMO
Past: A.T. Kearney, IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Snehil Buxy

Founder
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Sanat Ghosh

Founder
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Neeraj Bhunwal

Founder
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Amrit Raj

Founder
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Jaspreet Saluja

Founder
Past: IIT BombayEducation : Btech IIT BombayLocation: Mumbai

Housing office photos

Housing mumbai office photos

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Housing Delhi Design Office photos

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Housing work culture

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Housing amusing facts

  1. 1
    In the initial days the founders would visit properties of partner agents, partner landlords and take high resolution images and more than 100 unique data points of every single house. This included even minute details like number of tables, and whether there was a balcony etc.
  2. 2
    Housing had almost closed a deal for their initial funding however, two days before it could be finalised, the deal broke down. The worst part was within seven days, salaries needed to be paid to employees.
  3. 3
    Housing is one of the fastest growing startups being built from India.

Housing office locations

Mumbai Office
Housing.com, Supreme Business Park, Kensington Rear Exit Road, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Mumbai
Maharashtra 400076

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