DotHomes launches in the US

DotHomes, the UK/South African real estate search engine, is launching into the US market today, 18 months after launch. is funded by three of Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital firms: The Accelerator Group, backers of GlassesDirect and lastminute; Arts Alliance, backers of LOVEFiLM, lastminute and propertyfinder; and Samos Investments, which funded the online betting exchange Betfair. The question, is will the US – packed to the gunnels with property search engines and in a sub-prime slump – actually notice?