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Glass half full or half empty for real estate?

Perspective: Market buckling, but online real estate pushes forward

Editor's note: The following excerpts written by Inman News Publisher Bradley Inman were taken from the Inman News Blog. Give us your take on "glass half full" or "glass half empty" by clicking on the links under each entry to join the discussion. Glass half full The housing market may be buckling under, but the trend isn't slowing down the online real estate community, which has ample talent, passion and money. 1. Capital: In the last two years, Zillow, Redfin, Move and Trulia have landed big rounds of fresh funding. Google, Yahoo, MSN and AOL have renewed interest in the category. I frequently receive calls from venture firms, asking about this or that start-up. A swirl of angel funding is helping interesting early-stage companies. With the transformation of television to the Web, look for the big TV players to seek opportunities with the online realty category. 2. Brains: Young, bright, educated people are getting involved in the online real estate category again. They are working a...