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Real estate aggregators Trulia and Zillow dominate the online home hunt

Image from: Real Estate Image / Shutterstock As the real estate market in the U.S. continues steadily gaining a slow momentum, it’s becoming increasingly clear potential homebuyers have moved online to look for their dream homes.  Gone are the days of contacting a real estate agent first, and letting them do the leg work required to find the right houses to look into.  With sites like Trulia and Zillow, consumers

Using Online Data to Better Understand Real Estate Trends

I was reading an article the other day about Adzookie, a mobile advertising company that is working with homeowners under threat of foreclosure to transform their homes into painted billboards. The owners get help paying their mortgage, keeping the colorful ads in place for anywhere between three months and a year. While I understand that residual damage caused by the real estate bubble will continue to haunt our economy for