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Geek pride: Here are the nerdiest states in America

Utah has a bunch of nerds, while Washington D.C. lacks any geek pride. Those are a few data points from a study of the “Nerdiest States in America,” by Seattle online real estate startup Estately. To determine which state has the most geeks, Estately looked at Facebook data to see what percentage of users from each state listed… Read More

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Redfin vs. Estately: Which tech company is most innovative in the real estate biz?

Seattle, grab your popcorn and get ready for a real estate rumble. Inman News, an industry publication for real estate professionals, has announced the finalists for their annual Innovator Awards, and two of Seattle’s own are in the running to be named 2013′s most innovative brokerage or franchise. Redfin and Estately, already competitors in the… Read More

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Estately expands real estate search service in six states

Seattle online real estate startup Estately is expanding service to six states, marking a 10 percent increase in properties on the site. New additions include Arizona, South Carolina, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Ohio. The company, which partners with multiple listing services, now boasts nearly 700,000 listings. It also offers search features like the ability to… Read More

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A mirror image? Canadian real estate brokerage accused of ripping off Estately

Sutton WestCoast Realty, one of the largest real estate brokerages in Canada, has received a cease-and-desist letter asking that the brokerage take down a Web site that allegedly mirrors one from Seattle online real estate upstart Estately. The two companies had been partners for the past three years, with Sutton WestCoast using Estately’s map-based technology… Read More

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Online real estate startup Estately expands in New York, adds Texas

Estately sometimes gets overshadowed in the online real estate industry by bigger consumer brands such as Redfin and Zillow. But the six-year-old Seattle upstart continues to push ahead, announcing today that it is expanding into the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Westchester and Putnam counties of New York. The expansion comes after Estately didn’t open any… Read More

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Meet the geek dogs of Seattle

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day here at GeekWire and, for that matter, at dozens of other tech companies around Seattle. It’s pretty commonplace to see canine companions wandering the offices startups in Pioneer Square, Belltown and South Lake Union. But, in true celebration of the official holiday today, we’re showcasing some… Read More