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Yahoo said today that all of its real estate listings will now be powered by Zillow.
Zillow will also sell local advertising on both sites, and the 4 million listings on Zillow will appear on Yahoo Real Estate.
Real estate agents will be able to advertise locally on Yahoo Real Estate, and home buyers will have more access to listings on the site along with more photos.
The people behind sites like Realtor.com, Redfin, and Trulia can breathe a sigh of relief and perhaps throw a party. They seem to have defeated Google, which announced this afternoon that it’s retiring the real estate feature within Google Maps.
Yesterday, Google announced that it intends to hire more than 6,000 new employees this year. Now, we’re starting to learn where the search giant will put some of its workers, as word’s spread that Google’s leased 100,000 square feet of office space in Venice, California.
AOL said today it is selling four of its office buildings it no longer uses and two undeveloped pieces of land on its Dulles, Virginia campus to CB Richard Ellis Realty Trust for $144.5 million.
AOL said as of today it has approximately $750 million of cash on hand.
Amazon, Expedia, Redfin, and Zillow may want to hold an employee appreciation day in the near future. Hulu announced today that it will open a development center in Seattle – which is where those organizations are headquartered – and the company is also looking to increase its headcount.
Real estate website Zillow.com said today it has partnered with Apartments.com to bring the rental website’s database of 90,000 apartment listings to Zillow.
Apartments.com rental listings include home details, photos, floor plans, and property manager contact information.
Canadians with an interest in real estate should now get more use out of the Yahoo homepage. Yahoo Canada has partnered with a company called Zoocasa to launch a new application that’s located right by eBay- and Facebook-related apps.
Zoocasa is supposed to be Canada’s fastest-growing real estate site, and a statement issued by Yahoo explained, "Now the more than 17 million Canadians who visit Yahoo! every month will be able to search for a new home, research local neighbourhoods and receive updates about properties that fit their personal profile . . ."
AOL’s managed to tempt a number of employees away from Google over the past couple of years, with the list including names like Tim Armstrong, Caroline Campbell, Tim Castelli, Erin Clift, David Eun, Kristin Kovner, Jeff Levick, Jeff Reynar, and Maureen Sullivan. Now, it looks like AOL will – with Google’s approval – take some office space, too.
Yahoo and Zillow.com have partnered to create a real estate advertising network, bringing together the second and third most trafficked property websites.
The move expands on existing partnership between Yahoo and Zillow that began in 2006, when Yahoo integrated Zillow’s home valuations on its own real estate site. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
People who are in search of a place to live in the UK have a new ally in Google. This morning, the search giant introduced a "Properties" option on Google Maps UK, allowing users to see and sort through many of the houses and apartments/flats that are available for sale or rent.
As you might gather from the screenshot below, the "Properties" feature isn’t omniscient; some largish empty spaces exist on the map where it’s hard to imagine at least one residence isn’t unoccupied.
Yahoo’s cleared a significant hurdle on the path to building a new headquarters. The Santa Clara City Council has approved its proposal to construct a 3-million-square-foot campus, although whether Yahoo intends to move forward with the idea is now very much unknown.
Google’s poised for another quantifiable growth spurt, this time in Japan. Officials have confirmed that the search giant will be moving into a larger office space this year, joining Yahoo Japan, Ferrari Japan, and a number of other interesting companies in Mori Tower.
Real estate website Zillow.com told WebProNews today it has launched a free Zillow Android application.
The Zillow Android app uses GPS technology to find and follow users on an aerial map, and displays "Zestimate" values, homes for sale, homes for rent and recently-sold data on the homes around them.
Realtor.com, the website for the National Association of Realtors, has launched a Real Estate Search iPhone app.
Users can search for every property listed on Realtor.com by price, location, property type, MLS ID number, square foot, lot size, open house events, distance from a user’s current location and age.
The real estate iPhone app allows users to send a link of a specific property via email, Twitter or Facebook to family, friends or a realtor.
Real estate website Zillow.com said today it broke multiple records for site traffic and user activity in 2009.
An average of 8.2 million unique users visited Zillow each month during 2009, which is an increase of 57 percent year-over-year.
"2009 was a wild year for real estate, with continued home value declines, government intervention, record low mortgage rates, and an enormous amount of consumer uncertainty about what the future holds," said Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s chief operating officer.