StreetEasy raises rental fee for better listing integrity

StreetEasy is raising its listing fee from $3 to $4.50, the New York City-based subsidiary of Zillow announced Tuesday. 

San Francisco is mostly made up of $1M homes now

There are now only 15 neighborhoods left in the entire city where the median home value is below $1 million, according to a new analysis from property portal Trulia.

‘Best of Zillow’ Premier Agent platform to unlock new consumer data

Zillow will start tracking consumer feedback and presenting it to Premier Agents who advertise on the platform to enhance their approach. The new program, “Best of Zillow,” which will reward the agents with the best track records, was announced at the real estate tech giant’s Premier Agent conference in Las Vegas.

Trulia founder: The 3 ways tech will transform real estate next

Generational trends and shifting consumer behaviors are creating an opportunity for a new wave of real estate tech startups with high growth potentials. Here are three major areas of opportunity for real estate tech startups.

Agents OnDemand lets users hail agents like they’re Uber drivers

The app lets homebuyers search for agents “on duty” in their area and connects them directly for showings and other business. Users pay nothing, agents pay $30 a month.

Inventory finally on the rise

After years of inventory shortages and bidding wars, the number of homes on the market may finally be going up, Trulia found.

Knock expands into Dallas-Ft. Worth to take on Opendoor

The launch in Texas was in part fueled by Dallas’ booming housing market  — home prices are up 5.2 percent year-over-year and, due to an influx of jobs, many people are looking to move to the area.

Beware Location Remorse: Over a Third Have ‘Neighborhood Regret’

You can change a house—location is tougher. According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have “neighborhood regret,” or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. The feeling is heightened in metros, where 46 percent are dissatisfied with their pick, but less pronounced in rural areas (31 […]

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Don’t blame baby boomers for surging home prices: Trulia

Baby boomers have no sway on the affordability of housing in major markets like San Francisco and New York City, according to a new study.

Trulia Neighborhoods launches to make communities look like Instagram Stories

The feature uses crowdsourced local knowledge, original photography, drone footage, local safety and commute data, and parent reviews of nearby schools to create a comprehensive visual and data-filled profile of over 300 areas around the country.