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Housing starts surge in April

Housing starts in April rose by 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Trulia, Markets & Economy, News Brief, U.S. Census Bureau, TIAA Bank, Issi Rommem, John Pataky


Homes for sale: Here are the most affordable ZIP codes in the US

To discover where affordable homes are, USA TODAY tapped Trulia to find the ZIP codes where homes are affordable relative to the median metro income.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, US, Usa Today, Trulia


Homes for sale: Here are the most affordable ZIP codes in the U.S.

To discover where affordable homes are, USA TODAY tapped Trulia to find the ZIP codes where homes are affordable relative to the median metro income.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Trulia


Beyond costs, what else can we do to make housing affordable?

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a privacy counsel and legal engineer at Immuta. He holds a JD from Harvard University, and is a PhD candidate for Social Policy and Sociology at The Harvard Kennedy School. More posts by this contributor Market map: the 200+ innovative startups transforming affordable housing Innovations in inclusive housing This week on Extra Crunch, I am exploring innovations in inclusive housing, looking at how...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Column, Accelerator, Real Estate, Enterprise, Crowdfunding, Kaiser Permanente, Finance, Government, Funding, Linkedin, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Policy


Zillow Now Buying and Selling Homes in the Twin Cities

Now available in ten markets nationwide, Zillow Offers delivers a new way for Minneapolis-Saint Paul homeowners to sell their home with greater convenience, control and certainty Seattle, WA – May 13, 2019 (PRNewswire) Starting today, home sellers in Minneapolis-Saint Paul can use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the tenth market where Zillow now directly buys homes, prepares them for showings and quickly l...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Radio, Zillow, Tampa, Trulia, Phoenix, Seattle Wa, PAUL, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Twin Cities, Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow Inc Trulia, Trulia LLC


Existing-home sales declined in March after rebound in February

Existing-home sales fell 4.9 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Trulia, National Association of Realtors, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Cheryl Young


Pitching your product will kill your fundraising

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend Fundraising has always been something of a black box. High-flying companies make it seem like a breeze, but most entrepreneurs lose...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Trulia, Simon Sinek, Ted Talk, Russ, Harvard Business School, Russ Heddleston, DocSend Mistake


Data tells us that investors love a good story

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the cofounder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend Hundreds of billions of dollars in venture capital went into tech startups last year, topping off huge growth this decade. Here at ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Accelerator, Finance, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Trulia, Russ, Harvard Business School, Russ Heddleston


Does property activity online boost your listing’s exposure?

Why aren’t we looking closer at views, favorites and the metrics that make a listing stand out? Troy Palmquist digs into popular sites' metrics, or lack thereof.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Algorithm, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Select, Realtor.com, Troy Palmquist, Hot Home


The IPO wave of 2019 won’t upend the Bay Area housing market

Issi Romem Contributor Issi Romem is chief economist for Trulia and a fellow at the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California at Berkeley. His work has been featured in the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and more. The impending wave of San Francisco tech IPOs is substantial and will influence San Francisco real estate, but the hype about its impact is likely overblown. In particular, despite being centered o...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Real Estate, California, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Soma, Oakland, Berkeley, South, Trulia, Bay Area, University of California at Berkeley


Zillow Group launches Zillow Home Loans to Support Zillow Offers

Home shoppers can now use Zillow Home Loans – formerly Mortgage Lenders of America – to get financing directly from Zillow Seattle, WA and Overland Park, VERLANDKA – April 2, 2019 (PRNewswire) Zillow Group, which houses the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and Web, today launched Zillow Home Loans to deliver an easier and streamlined mortgage experience to consumers. Home shoppers who visit Zillow to shop for a mortgage can now get financing directly from Zillow Home Loans. ...
Tags: Home, America, Radio, Zillow, Trulia, Seattle Washington, Overland Park Kansas, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Erin Lantz, Mortech, Zillow Offers, Zillow Home Loans, Zillow Seattle WA, Zillow Home Loans Financing, Zillow Group With Zillow Home Loans


Lyft’s founders are set to make more than $1 billion in the company’s IPO (LYFT)

Lyft's IPO is set to make many of its original investors very rich.  Executives' Logan Green and John Zimmer, who hold an outsize stake in the company they founded, could hold a combined stake of more than $1 billion at the IPO's expected prices.  The long-awaited day is finally here: The ride-hailing company is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange Friday with an initial price of $72 per share, or a total valuation of about $21 billion. That last-minute surge, fueled by standin...
Tags: Lyft, Ipo, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Green, Nasdaq, Zimmer, Trulia, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Julie Bort, Council of Institutional Investors, eBay Paypal, Jon McNeill


Existing-home sales begin seasonal bounce back

Existing home sales climbed 11.8 percent from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, according to NAR.
Tags: Industry News, Markets & Economy, Cheryl Young, Existing-home Sales, Housing Economy, Lawrence Yun, NAR, Trulia


Here's who's getting rich from Lyft's enormous IPO (LYFT)

The S-1 paperwork for Lyft's anticipated multibillion IPO is now open to the public. It lists who the major shareholders are. These are the people that will cash in big time should the stock sale go well. The S-1 paperwork for Lyft's anticipated multibillion IPO is now open to the public, and it lists who the major shareholders are and how many shares they own. These are the executives and venture investors who will reap a huge financial windfall should the public love the stock and drive the...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, New York, New York City, Trends, Green, Silicon Valley, Cornell, Zimmer, Trulia, Logan Green, John Zimmer, eBay Paypal, Sean Aggarwal, IPO Green


Here are the 85+ startups that launched at YC’s W19 Demo Day 1

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to change the way it does Demo Day. Rather than all pitches happening on one stage, they were split across two stages (the “Pioneer” and “Mission” stages) running in parallel. So even if you were in the building, you couldn’t see all the pit...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Hbo, New York, Instagram, Navy, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco


The next frontier in real estate technology

Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Fighting Sexism In Silicon Valley John Lin Contributor John Lin is an associate partner at Trinity Ventures supporting investments in developer tools, artificial intelligence and real estate. From ente...
Tags: Column, Real Estate, New York, Tech, Property, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, WeWork, Zillow, Trulia, Trinity Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Affordable Housing, Ollie, Loopnet, Zillow Trulia


Keller Williams-owned company sues Real Estate Webmasters, HomeAway

SmarterAgent, a mobile platform that allows agents and brokers to create websites and customized search apps, is suing HomeAway and Real Estate Webmasters for patent infringement, claiming the two companies are infringing on a patent related to location-aware search engines. 
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Marketing, Radio, Zillow, Patent, Trulia, Homeaway, Keller Williams, Select, SmarterAgent, Location Search, Real Estate Webmasters, Real Estate Webmasters HomeAway


SmarterAgent sues Real Estate Webmasters, HomeAway

SmarterAgent, a mobile platform that allows agents and brokers to create websites and customized search apps, is suing HomeAway and Real Estate Webmasters for patent infringement, claiming the two companies are infringing on a patent related to location-aware search engines. 
Tags: Lawsuit, Technology, Marketing, Radio, Zillow, Patent, Trulia, Homeaway, Keller Williams, Select, SmarterAgent, Location Search, Real Estate Webmasters


A startup that claims to reverse diabetes using Silicon Valley's favorite diet just hired a healthcare veteran to lead its expansion

Virta Health, a Silicon Valley startup that fights diabetes using virtual care and the ketogenic diet, is hiring Derek Newell to lead its commercial operations. In interviews with Business Insider, Newell and Virta CEO Sami Inkinen described their plans for the company's future. Newell aims to expand Virta's relationships with insurers, employers, and providers. Newell was formerly the president of healthcare navigation platform Castlight Health. Before that, he founded a digital health startu...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, 23andMe, Castlight Health, Zocdoc, Trulia, Venrock, Founders Fund, Derek, Nash, Newell, Rock Health


Here's who's getting rich from Lyft's enormous IPO

The S-1 paperwork for Lyft's anticipated multi-billion IPO is now open to the public. It lists who the major shareholders are. These are the people that will cash in big time should the stock sale go well. The S-1 paperwork for Lyft's anticipated multi-billion IPO is now open to the public and it lists who the major shareholders are. These are the executives and venture investors who will reap a huge financial windfall should the public love the stock and drive the share price up. While we do...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, New York, Ipo, New York City, Trends, Green, Cornell, Zimmer, Trulia, John Zimmer, Valley, eBay Paypal, Sean Aggarwal, Logan Green co


I've been looking at real estate... because we might move somewhere (where??)...

... but I'm dismayed by how bad the architecture is. Zillow and Trulia send me things from a particular city I've shown interest in, but every single thing is badly designed and much of it is atrocious. Even if I found one house that suited my taste — and all I want is something clean and simple — I'm afraid I'd have to look out on ugliness. It's really discouraging! Why haven't people figured out how to design a house? I know, what I'm seeing is what people have figured out. So then, my problem...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Furniture, Architecture, Zillow, Trulia, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, emotional Althouse, Ugliness


British techies in Silicon Valley are watching Brexit unfold with barely concealed horror

British entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley are watching Brexit unfold back home with shock and horror. Business Insider spoke to UK techies in the US about their thoughts on Britain leaving the European Union. There were widespread concerns it would make it harder for British firms to attract talent and make the country a less attractive place to work. Brexit is now just weeks away, and will finally happen on March 29, 2019 — unless it's delayed. Brexit is right around the corner —...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, London, Greece, US, Trends, Eu, European Union, Britain, Silicon Valley, North Sea, Signal, Brexit, Trulia, Bay Area


Financial bliss? More married couples have roommates to help with costs, Trulia study shows

Married couples getting roommates is a small but seemingly enduring trend as high housing costs make owning and renting too pricey for many.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Big tech has so heavily invaded Austin, Texas, that the capital city now has its own $1 million neighborhood. Here's what it's like in the affluent and exclusive Barton Creek district

Austin, Texas, has its first $1 million neighborhood, according to a Trulia report published in November. The neighborhood of Barton Creek now boasts a median real estate value of at least $1 million. As the tech industry's presence continues to grow in the capital city, Barton Creek will only be the first neighborhood to sport the $1 million status, not the last. We visited the neighborhood to see what it was like. The Austin neighborhood of Barton Creek has a history of being among the city...
Tags: Texas, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, Dell, Zillow, Trulia, Austin Texas, Google Facebook Amazon, Trulia Trulia, Barton Creek, Colorado River Apple


I Make $150,000 — & I Work From Home

In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck , women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six-figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories.Today, we chat with a senior partnership manager from Tinton Falls, NJ. Previously, we spoke to a devel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Sheryl Sandberg, Trulia, Bfa, Seattle Wa, Fafsa, San Francisco CA, Jared Goff, U S Census, Tinton Falls NJ, Tinton Falls NJDegree


Pricing Models and Negotiating Tips for Brokers & Vendors in Real Estate

Pricing is never easy. Especially as a vendor approaching the real estate industry. Having done this a few times for various levels of the industry (and as a buyer from the broker side), either at Trulia, RealScout or now at LocalLogic, it’s always a fun conversation to dig into the complexity of pricing within the real estate space. I don’t know what interest is out there for this topic, but as a sales leader in the real estate industry for over 17 years, I wish someone told me this stuff long...
Tags: Featured, Radio, Mls, Silicon Valley, Vendors, Trulia, Albany NY, Trulia Zillow, Entrepreneurs and Tech, Enterprise Sales, Pricing Strategies


Trulia hires a new chief economist

Issi Romem previously worked as the chief economist at contractor search portal BuildZoom and is also a fellow at Terner Center for Housing Innovation, a part of the University of California, Berkeley.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Trulia, Industry News, BuildZoom, News Brief, Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Issi Romem


Opendoor competitor Knock raises $400M

Home trade-in platform Knock has brought in a $400 million investment to accelerate a national expansion and double its 100-person headcount. Foundry Group has led the Series B funding round in New York-based Knock, with participation from Company Ventures and existing investors RRE Ventures, Corazon Capital, WTI and FJ Labs . Knock co-founder and chief executive officer Sean Black declined to disclose the startup’s valuation. Founded in 2015, Knock helps its customers find a new home, t...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, New York, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Black, Foundry Group, RRE Ventures, Trulia, PitchBook, Knock, Vision Fund, FJ Labs, Katerra


Online homebuyer Knock picks up $400M in latest fundraising round

Knock was founded in 2015 by Sean Black and Jamie Glenn, both also co-founders of Trulia, and Karan Sakhuja. Consumers using the company's trade-in program pay a traditional 6 percent commission to the company. Homeowners also have to pay closing costs and other expenses such as appraisals.
Tags: Technology, Atlanta, Radio, Trulia, Homeowners, Industry News, News Brief, Knock, Ibuyers, Sean Black, iBuyer, Jamie Glenn, Buyers Tools, Ibuying, Karan Sakhuja Consumers


Trulia Reports Housing Inventory Falls Nearly 5 Percent Nationwide as 2018 Closes

Hope for Buyers on the West Coast as San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County End Year with Double-Digit, Year-over-Year Gains in For-Sale Homes San Francisco, CA – Dec. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) The number of homes for sale nationwide tumbled 4.6 percent year-over-year in the last three months of 2018 across all price categories, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch Report from Trulia®, a home and neighborhood site for homebuyers and renters. This marks...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, California, San Francisco, Radio, West, Homes, San Jose, West Coast, Oakland, Zillow, Trulia, Starter Homes, Inventory, Real Estate News