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Trulia vs. Zillow: Who is growing faster?

Zillow currently has the broadest reach of any real estate website, but its competitor Trulia is starting to catch up. Today, the San Francisco-based home search company announced that it saw 54 million unique visitors to its websites and mobile properties in the month of June, up 55 percent from the same period a year ago…. Read More

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Shares of Move Inc. jump on speculation of Trulia buyout

Trulia Inc. is still digesting Market Leader following last year’s $355 million acquisition of the Bellevue online real estate company. Now, could Trulia be on the prowl for an even bigger fish? According to a Benzinga report citing an unnamed source, San Francisco-based Trulia could be angling to buy Move Inc. for as much as… Read More

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Full Memo: Trulia lays off 85 employees from Market Leader division, President Ian Morris and other execs to depart

Trulia will be laying off approximately 85 employees from its Bellevue office in a move to consolidate its operations, following its $355 million acquisition of Market Leader last year. The vast majority of those employees laid off worked in general and administrative roles such as finance and human resources, and held roles that overlapped with… Read More

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Is online real estate still broken? New upstarts look to carve paths against established giants

Online real estate powerhouses like Redfin, Trulia and Zillow have been around for years, building multi-million dollar businesses in a category that Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman once famously described as the “most screwed up industry in America.” Well, based on the recent startup activity in the online real estate arena, things must still be mucked… Read More

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Study: Seattle is becoming less affordable for the middle class, still way cheaper than San Francisco

Trulia released the latest revision of its annual middle class housing study today, and it’s clear that Seattle is still a far more affordable place to live compared to other cities known for their tech communities like New York and San Francisco. According to Trulia’s data, 53 percent of the homes for sale in the Seattle metro area… Read More

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Surprise, you’ve got a Windows Phone app! Microsoft irks big brands in bid to stock mobile store

The new Redfin app for Microsoft’s Windows Phone promises to deliver the core features of the online real estate service, including the ability to search for homes to rent or buy, research neighborhoods, and find an agent. But unlike Redfin’s 4.5-star apps for iPhone and Android, this app gets a 2.5-star rating, and a string of negative… Read More

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Tech Moves: Ex-Amazon vet Holden lands at Bezos-backed Uber; Trulia hires CMO for ad war with Zillow; and more

—Uber is zooming ahead with a new chief product, one who helped drive Amazon.com’s growth in the early days. Jeff Holden, who earlier this week announced his intentions to leave Groupon, has landed at the fast-growing transportation company which also happens to be backed by Jeff Bezos. “He will be a strong strategic thought partner… Read More

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Housing report: Tech hubs see prices and rents soar

Looking to buy a house on the cheap? You may want to stay away from the top tech hubs in the U.S. That’s the finding from a report released this week by Trulia, the online real estate company with operations in San Francisco and the Seattle area. After analyzing housing prices, Trulia found that prices… Read More

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Trulia posts $40.3M in 3Q revenue, reports 56K subscribers following Market Leader acquisition

Shares of Trulia, the San Francisco-based online real estate company that competes directly with Zillow, are up nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading after the company posted $40.3 million in revenue in its third quarter earnings report. That’s an increase of 117 percent from this time last year. Net income came in at $7 million… Read More

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Trulia completes $355M Market Leader deal, but what’s next in ongoing battle with Zillow?

The heated rivalry between online real estate powerhouses Trulia and Zillow is taking on added importance this week as both companies generated news on the acquisition front. As was to be expected, Trulia closed on its $355 million acquisition of Kirkland-based Market Leader, giving the company a beachhead in Zillow’s own backyard. Meanwhile, Zillow, which… Read More

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Market Leader shareholders green light Trulia’s $355 million acquisition

Shareholders of Market Leader today overwhelmingly approved Trulia’s $355 million acquisition of the company. The deal, which was first announced in May, is designed to supercharge Trulia’s business as it looks to bolster competition against Zillow. Kirkland-based Market Leader, which develops online marketing tools for real estate agents, saw its revenues increase from $11 million to… Read More