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Zillow posts record net income of $2.7M as Q4 sales rise 70%

Zillow just posted another blockbuster quarter, beating analysts estimates and charging ahead of its original forecasts. The Seattle online real estate company, which was founded in 2005 by former Expedia veterans Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, posted record revenue of $58.3 million for the fourth quarter, up 70 percent over the same period in 2012…. Read More

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Chart: Zillow nears 70 million monthly visitors

Zillow continues to fire on all cylinders, bolstered by an improving economy in which Americans are thinking more about buying and selling homes. The Seattle company announced today that its unique visitor count for the month of January hit 69.8 million — a huge uptick from 52.1 million visitors in the month prior. It was… Read More

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Zillow debuts real estate app for Windows 8

If you’re looking to buy or sell your home soon and own a Windows device, Zillow’s new app might be a good place to start. Today the Seattle online real estate company debuted its new Real Estate app for Windows 8 devices. Like its other mobile offerings, Zillow’s app lets users search through property information… 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’s new Market Leader unit is moving to Bellevue, doubling office space with 70,000 SF lease

In one of the biggest commercial real estate deals this year in Bellevue, Kirkland-based Market Leader plans to move into 70,000 square-feet of space in the Atrium Place building in December. That’s about double the amount of office space that the company previously held, prior to its acquisition by San Francisco-based real estate company Trulia. “We’re… Read More

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Home improvement startup Porch.com is raising a huge financing round, lines up big-time backers

Last week on the GeekWire podcast, Porch CEO Matt Ehrlichman explained how he wants to build a very big company to transform how people use data to make better home improvement decisions. Now, we’re getting a glimpse into the scope of Ehrlichman’s entrepreneurial vision. A SEC filing this week indicates that Porch.com has raised $8.2 million… Read More

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Zillow stock slips after analyst slams company’s future again

Zillow’s share price slipped a bit Friday after Citron Resarch published its second report in two years calling out the online real estate company while predicting a poor financial future. In the 12-page report, Citron criticized Zillow for “juicing” revenues in the second quarter with higher sales and marketing spending. Citron published a similar report about… Read More

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Relive the GeekWire Summit with photos, Twitter reaction

From a fantastic talk with Rich Barton and Bill Gurley to a former Amazon exec comparing shopping to sex, the 2013 GeekWire Summit was one to remember. Thanks to the more than 700 of you who came out to Thursday’s day-long event, where we enjoyed excellent conversations with industry leaders, great networking and tasty food…. Read More

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Q&A: Zillow’s Rich Barton on startups and what he’s looking for on the competition stage

SAN FRANCISCO–One of the judges for a round in today’s Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt was none other than Zillow co-founder and former Expedia CEO Rich Barton. After the round, which included presentations from startups hawking everything from enterprise VoIP solutions to iPad games, I sat down with Barton to see who he thought stood… Read More

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Chart: Zillow tops 63 million visitors in August

Zillow’s stock has been soaring lately. And so is the company’s traffic. The online real estate powerhouse announced today that it attracted 63.6 million unique visitors during the month of August — a healthy 75 percent growth rate. Zillow had 36 million visitors for the same month last year. Zillow is investing tens of millions… Read More

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Australian billionaire buys 9.4% of Zillow, shares top $100

Wow, shares of Zillow, on a rocket ship ride since the beginning of the year, are soaring again today after news that Australian billionaire James Packer bought 9.4 percent of the company. Bloomberg notes that the stock purchase makes Packer the second biggest holder of the Seattle online real estate company behind Caledonia Private Investments… Read More

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Zillow to open Nebraska office, stock soars near $100

Zillow this week announced the opening of a new office in Lincoln, Nebraska and closed its acquisition of StreetEasy, two moves which show how the online real estate powerhouse continues to expand. Meanwhile, the stock continues to soar, nearing $100 per share. Zillow priced its initial public offering at $20 per share in July 2011…. Read More