Former brokerage sues Zillow for patent infringement

A company called Corus Realty Holdings has filed a federal lawsuit against Zillow Group and two of its subsidiaries, Zillow and Trulia, alleging patent infringement.

Where are Californians moving in search of lower prices?

Buyers in the Golden State are placing their bets on Las Vegas as they search for a cheaper cost of living and more affordable home prices, according to Trulia’s latest study.

New Report Demonstrates Robust Competition in Real Estate Brokerage Market

Later this year, a 10-year-old settlement and consent decree between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) mandating how listings are displayed by online brokerages will expire. Prior to that, on June 5, 2018, NAR will have the opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of competition in the […]

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Buyers are giving up the search for that perfect starter home

According to Trulia’s latest market analysis, homebuyers and sellers are finally seeing eye-to-eye when it comes to the sales price. Market mismatch — the measurement of the price gap between search interest and available listings — has dropped 15 percentage points quarter-over-quarter to an average score of 11.1.

Former Trulia exec joins venture capital firm to spur real estate tech

Former Trulia president Paul Levine will join the venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures as a partner, where he will look for companies building on Trulia and Zillow’s innovation in the real estate industry by improving the real estate transaction, he said Friday.

Agent/broker perspective: Is technology replacing real estate agents?

A mid-career Miami real estate agent is feeling threatened by the rise of Zillow, FSBO, etc., as replacements to the traditional real estate agent, and she is strongly considering a career change.

Home-Buying Millennials Face Fresh Set of Struggles

Across ages, buyers are contending with a frenzied market—but for millennials, the challenges are different than in generations past, according to a new report by Trulia. An astounding 98 percent of home-buying millennials surveyed for the report are being kept out of the market, with barriers including credit (cited by 26 percent of millennials), a […]

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What are millennials willing to give up for their ideal neighborhood?

In the face of historically low inventory levels, millennials, more than any other generation, are willing to make major compromises to live in the neighborhood or the home of their dreams.

5 markets where homebuyers can win big with falling prices

With home prices rising for 70 consecutive months, homebuyers are in desperate need of a reprieve. For those unwilling or unable to wait for home prices to cool in their area, a move to another state with dropping home prices and a more affordable cost…

Homeownership Rate Roadblocked

…And That’s Not a Bad Thing With distressingly low supply and unprecedented price surges, the homeownership rate is stalling: 64.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the government—no improvement quarter-over-quarter, and negligible progress year-over-year. Is the nonstarter worrying? In the first three months of 2017, the homeownership rate was 63.6 percent; in […]

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