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I live in the city of Chicago, and when we were buying a house 6 years ago, proximity to the Blue Line was something high on our list of 'needs'.  Problem was, I was new to Chicago, so it wasn't easy for me to know if there was a train close to the home we were viewing.  Today's home shopper can ...
This is a really cool video about living in small houses - or "living with less".  It is interesting to watch the trends as people desire to live in less square footage than what was popular even just a few years ago.  While this is taking it pretty extreme - in a lot of ways, this sort of looks ...
One of my favorite annual technology conferences is coming up next month in San Francisco, Inman Connect.  This year the featured speakers are from companies like: Reddit, Microsoft, Wall Street Journal Digital, Realogy, SimpleGeo and everyone's favorite- Craigslist.  Inman is trying something ne...
We changed the user interface on Zillow for looking at photos on the Map & List page the other day, and it's pretty slick. The new site design makes it more important than ever to include all of your listing's photos -- we allow up to 50 photos.   Take a look:   Like what you're reading?  Then su...
There are 13,000 of you who have an Active Rain blog AND active profiles on Zillow.  As of today, and thru collaboration with the good folks at AR, you now have a link from your Zillow profile to your Active Rain blog!  Just one more way people can find the great content so many of you produce. I...
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All the listing agents reading this, please do me a favor and pay someone to take photos for you if you don't have time to do it yourself.We all know that people want to see lots of photos on online listings (Zillow lets you upload up to 50 per listing).  There was a small update made to Zillow t...
This really is the coolest widget we've put out yet!!Last week, Zillow launched our Local Pages, look for the new tab in the top bar.  Here you'll find tons of local data about not only homes that are for sale, but all homes in a market.  You can also find information such as demographics, popula...
Where does the year go?  Inman's Blogger Connect 2009 in San Francisco is here again already, which means Zillow is once again helping kick the event off with Beer For Bloggers.  Going to Blogger Connect?  Want free beer?  Want to meet other cool bloggers from around the country?  Then join us: T...
I admit - I'm an iPhone junky now and I love the Zillow iPhone app. It's definitely one reason to make sure your listings are on Zillow if they aren't already.If your listings still aren't on Zillow, there is now another reason they should be: mobile.  Two weeks ago Zillow release an iPhone appli...

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