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Zillow’s Trulia move is 'checkmate'

Zillow’s Trulia move is 'checkmate'

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Alex Perriello, the astute and affable CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, sent me an email two weeks ago, to set up an appointment to talk on Tuesday, July 15, at 1 p.m. I anticipated that the reason for the call ......
The one thing that's holding back a terrific economic expansion

The one thing that's holding back a terrific economic expansion

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Long-term rates stabilized this week as events, puzzles, forces and conflicts scattered all over the world canceled each other. We focus on the yields of long-term debt (like bonds and mortgage-backed securities) because they are the result of real-t...
Testing Zillow's 'Coming Soon' while the MLS sleeps

Testing Zillow's 'Coming Soon' while the MLS sleeps

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Zillow’s new “Coming Soon” feature has been the talk of the industry for over a month now. Some like it, some don’t, and some — most notably MLSs — have been caught asleep at the switch. While other companies in ....
Real estate industry wary about prospect of 'Zulia'

Real estate industry wary about prospect of 'Zulia'

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If reported merger talks between Zillow and Trulia do culminate in a deal, a slim majority of Inman News readers who responded to an online poll Thursday said that would be bad for the real estate industry. Would a merger ......
Housing market projected to regain some lost momentum

Housing market projected to regain some lost momentum

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Having weathered a soft patch that lasted through the fall, winter and early spring, housing markets are showing signs of a rebound that should continue for the rest of the year, according to the latest forecast by economists at Fannie ......
NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US

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The nation’s largest real estate brokerage is warning agents who work out of more than 200 offices in the northeastern U.S. not to commission drone photography from vendors until the Federal Aviation Administration issues “clearly define...
Zillow and Trulia's share prices surge on merger talk

Zillow and Trulia's share prices surge on merger talk

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Shares in Zillow and Trulia are up sharply today on reports that Zillow is looking to acquire its smaller rival. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg reports that Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion, and that an agreement ......
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"When you post a ‘coming soon’ listing on Zillow, it’s not in the darkness of your pocket anymore."
Greg Schwartz Zillow: Seriously, we don’t want to be an MLS or broker

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