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News Acquired By California Tech Startup


The HomeFinder Group, a newly formed company based in Irvine, Calif., has acquired real estate search platform from Boston real estate tech provider Placester.

The HomeFinder Group also named Michael Sawtell as its CEO. In 2004, Sawtell helped lead's successful IPO as president and chief operating officer.

He joins THG from Attom Data Solutions (formerly RealtyTrac) where he served as executive vice president and led all sales and operations for its consumer real estate portals and, and launched the home diligence site, has been in operation since 1999.