You may have seen some stories earlier this month about Flipt, yet another new real estate site based here in the Seattle area. Here’s an excerpt from GeekWire’s May 1 story about the launch of Flipt: A new Seattle startup wants to fill what it believes is a gap left by real estate sites like […]
As regular readers here may know, after the world’s longest home search, I finally bought a house in May 2011. Specifically, we closed on May 20, 2011 and paid $224,950. Last week I happened to pull up my home on Zillow, and was greeted with an interesting surprise. According to Zillow, I purchased my home […]
Full disclosure: The Tim is employed by Redfin. Earlier this month, Redfin released the results of an in-depth study of real estate listing accuracy across various websites, including Redfin, Windermere, Zillow, and Trulia. The results will not surprise anyone who has attempted to do any serious home searching on these sites, but I still wanted […]
Big hat tip to SeattleJo, a reader who pointed out to me that last week our local PBS affiliate KBTC aired an interesting episode of their “Northwest Now” program, focused on local real estate. The whole thing is worth a watch, but the real fun starts at the 5:38 mark, when host Tom Layson has […]
A reader emailed me an interesting observation/question in response to yesterday’s discussion of Seattle’s cheap, ugly townhomes. There’s a trio of townhouses very near where I live. They’re interesting because they lay partially framed for (if I’m recalling correctly) more than a year and a half — at least through one Winter/Spring. They actually have […]
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As you probably know, Zillow will be going public with an IPO later this year. They made a few headlines today (TechCrunch, GeekWire, TechFlash) with an annoucement that their initial target stock price will be $16-$18, putting the company’s valuation at $485 million. So here’s a weekend conversation starter for you: Will you be buying […]