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  • Real estate site Redfin up 11% on stock market day two

    Real estate site Redfin up 11% on stock market day two

    Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate site, had a great first couple days on the stock market. After pricing above the expected range at $15 per share, the stock closed Friday up about 45% at almost $22. Today, shares were up another 11%, closing above $24. With a market cap approaching $2 billion, it’s more than double than the $770 million valuation that Redfin achieved in its last… Read More

  • Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow

    Hutch, the virtual interior design app, has raised $10M from Zillow

    Hutch, the interior design app that takes a photo of your room and virtually redecorates it, has raised $10 million in funding from real estate platform Zillow. Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff will also join Hutch’s board of directors as part of the investment. Read More

  • Zillow and McMansion Hell bury the hatchet after nastygram rouses internet’s ire

    Zillow and McMansion Hell bury the hatchet after nastygram rouses internet’s ire

    All is well in McMansion Hell, the blog doing god’s work by sassing the hideous architecture on display in our otherwise pleasant suburbs. Zillow sent a letter earlier this week threatening legal action over the blog’s use of images taken from the real estate giant’s site — but as these boneheaded corporations just can’t seem to learn, this sort of thing… Read More

  • Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    Apartment List raises $30 million to find you a home

    There’s no shortage of competition in the housing space, but Apartment List is making a dent in rentals. With more than 5 percent of America’s listings already on the site, the startup is raising $30 million in a round led by Canaan Partners to take the business to the next level. “Our goal was to bring as much inventory to consumers as possible,” CEO John Kobs… Read More

  • Resolving homelessness in the digital era  Crunch Network

    Resolving homelessness in the digital era 

    The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too have the same dilemma. But unlike San Francisco, we have the opportunity to get ahead of this issue and truly make a difference. Read More

  • Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings

    Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings

    Online real estate listings have undoubtedly changed how people search for houses. Never before, after all, did buyers have this much information available. But while most real estate agents are now savvy enough to ensure that they have beautiful images for their listings, most of these glamour shots don’t reveal all that much about a home’s layout (and occasionally do their best… 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

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