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Zillow & Social Networking

Is Zillow Getting Smarter?I’ve discussed third-party real estate sites such as Zillow and Trulia previously on this blog (“Trulia Hits — and Mostly Misses“; “Zestimates Wildly Off-Target“). The verdict? In most cases, you’d be better off throwing darts to establish your home’s value. That’s because publicly available housing statistics — and dated ones at that...
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Has the Internet Peaked?

Old-Fashioned TechnologyMakes Real Estate Comeback “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s too crowded.”–Yogi Berra Yogi Berra could easily say the same things about the Internet today, especially with respect to real estate. Consider: –Online photos are now routinely so overly-flattering, you literally don’t recognize the home when you’re standing in it. –Facebook and MySpace...
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