July 2, 2015 2:43 pm

Zoocasa back online less than two weeks after shutdown

The online brokerage used to send out a popular daily newsletter via email that provided the prices of recently sold homes in a bid to attract more traffic to its website.

Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press
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TORONTO – Online brokerage Zoocasa is back, resurrected by a group of investors less than two weeks after being shut down by Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B).

According to a statement issued Thursday, the site will retain the same home search technology and tools as before.

It is being headed by Lauren Haw, a Toronto real estate broker who currently leads a team of agents at Scholarhood.ca, which she launched in 2013.

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Scholarhood helps families find homes in the most desirable school districts in the Greater Toronto Area.

Zoocasa, which was shuttered on June 22, used to send out a popular daily newsletter via email that provided the prices of recently sold homes in a bid to attract more traffic to its website.

But the company stopped sending the emails earlier this year after the Toronto Real Estate Board warned all of its members that those who break the rules about sharing sold data could lose their access to the Multiple Listing Service.

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