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Zillow’s drinking the Trulia Kool-Aid, realtor.com gets feisty

Zestimates now recalculated as soon as homeowners update property info

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. has been feisty out of the gate with its new rival, Zillow Group Inc. Just a week after Zillow's acquisition of Trulia closed, the two already have a new court date. On March 12 a judge will decide whether Move's syndication platform ListHub can cut its listings feed to Trulia -- as Move wants to do -- ahead of their contract's June 2016 expiration date. The two are not facing off only over listings, however. If you monitor the portals' Twitter accounts, you'll notice that realtor.com has significantly upped the tweet frequency of both its main account and pro-focused accounts to match Zillow's output in the last few weeks. Zillow and realtor.com's tweet frequency has reached near synchronicity. What does this mean? Not much, other than it's more evidence of how Move's new owner, News Corp., is sweating the small stuff. Or a lot if you crave news like whether a teenager like Kylie Jenner, for example, can even buy a home or photos of ...