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  • Zillow Gets Naked

    Zillow Gets Naked

    Online real estate site Zillow today announced that it has acquired Naked Apartments for $13 million in cash. While the name makes it sound like some kind of kinky cleaning service, it’s actually an apartment rentals platform with a focus on New York City. The acquisition is expected to close in the next few weeks. Read More

  • Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

    Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers

    Online real estate site Zillow is launching a new home-price estimate tool today that allows users to create a custom and private estimate for their homes based on recently sold homes and comparable listings. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because Zillow has long offered price estimates for virtually every home in the U.S. through its Zestimates feature. Recently, Redfin… Read More

  • Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates

    Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates

    Redfin.com today launched the latest iteration of its home-price estimate tool. Until today, you had to play real estate agent and pick your own comparables and Redfin would then use these to compute a reasonable estimate for the price of the house you were looking at. Now, the company has turned on its automated home price estimates based on its knowledge of the local market and the data it… Read More

  • Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon

    Google is now a licensed mortgage broker in California. The company today launched a mortgage comparison tool for home shoppers in California, with support for more states coming soon. Today’s announcement doesn’t come as a major surprise, given that the company already signaled its intentions to launch this product earlier this year. Read More

  • Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents

    Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents

    Online real estate service Zillow today announced that it has acquired DotLoop, a service that aims to simplify the complex process of buying and selling real estate by taking much of the document sharing and signing process online. Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • Zillow Launches Agent Finder To Help You Find The Best Realtor In Your Area

    Zillow Launches Agent Finder To Help You Find The Best Realtor In Your Area

    While Zillow is primarily a site for browsing real estate listings, it’s also a referral service for real estate agents. Today, the company is launching its new Agent Finder, an updated tool for finding the right agent in your neighborhood that’s now available on the company’s website and through its mobile apps. The new tool takes into account ratings from Zillow’s… Read More

  • Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. Currently, that’s about 100 million homes, the company’s chief economist Stan… Read More

  • Zillow Closes Trulia Acquisition, Cuts 350 Positions

    Zillow Closes Trulia Acquisition, Cuts 350 Positions

    As expected, Zillow today closed the acquisition of its competitor Trulia in a stock-for-stock transaction. The total price of the acquisition was $2.5 billion. When Zillow first announced its intentions to take over Trulia, the stock price still valued the transaction at $3.5 billion. Read More

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