Just saw this on NBC Nightly News about Zillow getting sued for showing home values lower than what they should be. If you have a problem with Zillow you should consider joining the class-action lawsuit.
We've said this countless times and here it is once more: Zillow is a farce and the single most misleading real estate website in the World.
No website can possibly know what your home is worth, so if you are naive enough to believe everything you see on the Internet, we feel sorry for you. Zillow's excuse is they get their data from County records. Know the last time the County records were accurate? N.E.V.E.R.
This was a little alarming! Seven different county assessors held a conference to announce spikes in median home values. Property tax increases will vary greatly, depending on factors such as neighborhood popularity, amount of new construction and affordability. Value range anywhere from 17% to 60%!
Amazing article! I love some of the quotes from over 600 subscribers that replied to this! We all think similarly. In our 20's there is no need to think about retirement, just focus on spreading our wings and having fun. 30's hit and it is time to settle down with a career, white picket fence and kids. We all have this stereotype in our mind of where we should be in each decade of our life.
“When I turned 40 my father told me that I’d enjoy my forties because in your 20s you think you know what’s going on, in your 30s you realize you probably don’t, and in your 40s you can relax and just accept things. I’m 58 and he was right.”
Did you know that since April 7, 2015, Zillow was no different than Craigslist? As of this date, all Realtors had to manually enter and delete listings (and we know how accurate that became.) Nothing has changed since then. Except now Zillow says they won’t even take manually entered listings only syndicated ones. Smart move. Since they only had about 75% of the active listings anyway, now they will lose all credibility.
What this means is that Zillow (and Zillow-owned Trulia) will go completely DARK in Denver as of May 1st. Why? Because the Denver MLS won’t feed them listings automatically, and if Realtors can’t manually input them then Zillow won’t have any presence here whatsoever. FINALLY. Goodbye and good riddance.
We are happy to give any buyer a personal portal on the Denver MLS to search for homes for sale or rent. This is where all listings start all the time anyway, and its 100% accurate 100% of the time.
Denver licensing officials for the first time are going after short-term rental hosts on Airbnb, HomeAway and other online services — more than 1,000 of them.
All AirBNB's in Denver must now collect 10.75% tax. Crazy.