[VIDEO] Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Cashes In On Mobile

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Below is an informative interview with¬†Spencer Rascoff, CEO of¬†Zillow, in which he talks about the key to Zillow’s monetization on mobile. Continue reading

[VIDEO] Trulia CEO Pete Flint Gets His App On

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Pete Flint, CEO of Trulia, sat down with The Wall Street Journal and talked about how the future of real estate is in mobile applications. Continue reading

Does the American Dream Still Include Home Ownership?

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93% of 18-34-year-old renters plan on buying a house some day? 72% of them say owning a home is part of their personal American Dream? So says Trulia’s American Dream Survey. Does this finding oppose Brian Chesky’s prediction that in the future we’d live in a mobile society wherein few people actually own a home? Perhaps. Continue reading

Zillow Expands Rental Database Through Acquisition of HotPads

Hotpads Rental Inventory Acquired by Zillow

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Another real estate search site is moving into the rental field! Last week, Trulia announced its partnership with Primedia, parent of ApartmenGuide.com, and now Zillow is following suit. Zillow has announced that it has bought HotPads.com for $16 million in an effort to expand its rental database. Continue reading

Homesellers Use “Lucky” and “Unlucky” Numbers In Pricing Their Homes

Unlucky and Lucky Numbers in real estate prices

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According to an editorial by Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist and Head of Economics, sellers take the luckiness or unluckiness of numbers into account when determining the asking price for their homes. One confusion: Why is 666 more common within the Bible Belt than any other region? Does that mean Satanists are more prevalent in the Bible Belt? Continue reading