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Judge uses French term to dismiss suit against Zillow

Judge uses French term to dismiss suit against Zillow

A U.S. district judge has invoked a French word used by Lewis Carroll to dismiss a lawsuit against real estate classified giant Zillow. The word is “portmanteau,” and it was the best way that Judge Amy St. Eve found to explain why Zillow’s “Zestimates” are unlikely to confuse homebuyers into undervaluing their homes.


Social network Nextdoor adds real estate listings

Social network Nextdoor adds real estate listings

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor is adding real estate listings. A new property section is being piloted in six regions: the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, greater Atlanta, and Dallas/Fort Worth, with plans to add additional markets “over the course of 2017,” according to an information page hidden in Nextdoor’s “Help” section.


33,000 sign petition opposing Zillow Instant Offers

33,000 sign petition opposing Zillow Instant Offers

Zillow’s Instant Offers program, which allows prospective home sellers to receive instant offers on their homes, has been controversial with real estate professionals from the get-go. Now a large group of real estate agents from across the country have signed an online petition opposing Instant Offers.


Flip finds a gap between Zillow and Airbnb

Flip finds a gap between Zillow and Airbnb

New York-based real estate classified company Flip raised $2.2 million U.S. for its system offering property owners (or tenants) an easier way to sub-let, or get out of their leases. A Flip sub-lease averages three to six months, compared to the super-short stays of Airbnb, or minimum-year contracts of traditional rentals.


Zillow Group: about to kill the golden goose?

Zillow Group: about to kill the golden goose?

In the past week, real estate news sources in the U.S. have been dominated by Zillow Group’s Instant Offers. The new program, which allows prospective home sellers to receive instant offers on their homes, has been covered across the industry, with the reaction - as one would expect – largely negative.



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