Opendoor: A Play On The Future Of Real Estate Services (NYSE:IPOB)

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Opendoor recently became publicly traded through a merger with the SPAC, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings II (NYSE: IPOB). In my opinion, IPOB, and Opendoor by extension, offers an excellent play on the disruption of the real estate industry. Opendoor has demonstrated product-market fit, improving unit economics, and a business model that can scale at a high growth rate.

The company’s sales grew ~150% yoy in 2019, and while the pandemic has led to a major contraction in home sales in the past quarter, the overall housing market appears to have mostly recovered to pre-pandemic activity as of August. Given the SPAC merger and other private funding, Opendoor has accumulated enough financial ammunition to continue tackling their proclaimed trillion-dollar market opportunity with some vigour. The company has the potential to become the dominant marketplace for house sales throughout the country and is worth an investment at the

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Current Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp II Price Values Opendoor Like A High Growth SaaS Company (NYSE:IPOB)

Surge in IPOB Price Due to Opendoor Announcement

Over the last month, shares of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp II (IPOB) have risen ~70%, in large part due to the announcement that IPOB will be used to bring Opendoor public. I was an early shareholder of IPOB with the overall thesis that given Chamath Palihapitiya’s impressive track record, there was a high likelihood that he would succeed in putting together a deal that would drive up the value of IPOB. That thesis has played out as expected leaving me with another question: now that the original thesis has played out, are the shares still worth holding?

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There is already a lot of good research on the fundamentals of Opendoor’s business, so I will not repeat those details in this article. In particular, I recommend this Seeking Alpha article Knock Knock. Who’s There? Opendoor. Chamath Just SPAC’d The

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