Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal

Zillow Buys Trulia in $3.5 Billion Stock Deal

By Josh Wolford July 28, 2014

Zillow, the massive online real estate site, has agreed to acquire Trulia, the less-massive but still very large real estate site, for $3.5 billion. The deal is a stock-for-stock transaction. Trulia isn’t going away or anything – as the company …

Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete Zillow’s Acquisition of RentJuice is Now Complete

Back in early May, Zillow announced plans to acquire software solutions provider, RentJuice into its real estate business. The plan was to have the deal complete by early July, but today Zillow announced that the acquisition is complete. The deal …

Zillow to Acquire RentJuice Rental Services Zillow to Acquire RentJuice Rental Services

Zilllow announced today that they have entered into an agreement to acquire RentJuice Corporation. RentJuice offers software solutions to landlords, property managers, and rental brokers. The deal gives Zillow users better, more professional tools for engaging the renters market. Zillow …

Zillow and Yahoo! Form Advertising Partnership Zillow and Yahoo! Form Advertising Partnership

Looking for the largest real estate network on the web? Yahoo and Zillow have just announced an advertising partnership that makes them larger than their top two competitors combined. Their services brings together real estate agents and prospective home buyers …

Postlets Acquired by Zillow Postlets Acquired by Zillow

Online Real Estate giant Zillow announced that it has acquired Postlets for an undisclosed sum. “Real estate professionals love Postlets because you create a property listing just once, and Postlets automatically distributes it across the Web,” said Zillow CEO Spencer …

Zillow Introduces BlackBerry App

Real estate website Zillow said today it has launched a free app for Reasearch in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones. Zillow said the addition of the BlackBerry app, along with its existing apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, means more than 90 …

Yahoo And Zillow Partner On Real Estate

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.

Yahoo-Zillow 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.

Zillow Adds Real Estate Agent Ratings

Real estate website Zillow has introduced a new feature that allows home buyers and sellers to search for local real estate agents based on ratings and reviews.

When people use the Zillow Directory to search for a real estate agent in their area, results are sorted by local agents with the highest overall ratings and the largest number of reviews.

The Town That Google Forgot, Facebook’s Mobile Strategy

Matt McGee at Search Engine Land has an interesting story about the town that disappeared entirely from Google Maps. Sunrise, Florida mysteriously vanished, but was resurrected. Google gave the site the following statement:

Zillow Partners With Aparments.com On Rental Listings
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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.

Yahoo And Zillow Partner On Real Estate Ad Deal
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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.

Zillow Brings Mobile App To Android
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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.

Zillow Adds Facebook And Twitter To iPhone App

Real estate website Zillow.com told WebProNews today it has updated its free iPhone App with new features to allow users to share property details via Facebook and Twitter.

Zillow also said it has added listings for homes for rent to its iPhone App. House hunters can set search filters by home price or monthly payment, and at the same time find both for sale and for rent homes within their price range.

The News Revolution Started Yesterday
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Extinction probably isn’t the right word when it comes to assessing the state of journalism; evolution or revolution might be closer. Yesterday, Internet giants like Google and Yahoo, among others, announced enough traditional news media partnerships (and one citizen journalist partnership) that the volume of them became newsworthy itself.

Zillow, Newspapers Form Huge Advertising Network
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Real estate experts seem to appreciate the news regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – it looks like the industry is receiving a huge boost.  Now, specialists in real estate advertising may also have something to cheer, as Zillow and a large collection of newspapers have signed an agreement.

Zillow Adds Houses, Improves Accuracy

When ridiculously large financial figures get tossed about, I like to think of them in terms of houses.  As in: would I rather own my own small county or a faltering tech company?  But with Zillow being what it is, figures usually come in house form, anyway, and the freshest news relates to a whopping 10 million homes.

Zillow To Run Newspaper Real Estate Ads

Real estate site Zillow.com, which focuses on house price comparisons has entered a deal with the publishers of 282 newspapers to carry their real estate advertisements.