Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Even before the digital paint has dried on Zillow.com, a real estate valuation site that launched in beta form in February, an alternative site has sprung up at RealEstateABC.com. Both sites offer home-price estimates to consumers at no charge and without requiring any form of registration. The new valuation tool, ABC Values, draws from a database of public property records for about 60 million U.S. homes and 20 million home-sale transactions. Acquired in 2005 by Internet Brands, RealEstateABC also features a national directory of real estate agents and an archive of real estate articles for consumers. Zillow.com, the brainchild of Expedia.com founder Richard Barton, also taps into public records for its data on a comparable number of properties. Internet Brands was founded in 1998 as Car...