Tag: Trulia

How Trulia misleads Chicago renters

How Trulia misleads Chicago renters

Rental apartment listings at Trulia surface a bright "Contact Property" link that badly misleads renters. When you submit information via the l ...
Chicago’s rental services are sliming WalkScore

Chicago’s rental services are sliming WalkScore

Misleading renters is the core competency of Chicago's rental services a/k/a apartment locators a/k/a apartment finders. It's about the only thing the ...
Factoring gender into your apartment search

Factoring gender into your apartment search

A Trulia consumer survey reveals that 62% of unmarried adults "prefer to date someone who lives alone," according to a recent Trulia blog post. Je ...
Trulia deletes unauthorized rental service ads, blocks user accounts

Trulia deletes unauthorized rental service ads, blocks user accounts

We've previously criticized Trulia for what we deemed a misleading description of contacts in its rental ads, so it's only appropriate that we com ...
Zillow purges illegal Chicago rental service ads

Zillow purges illegal Chicago rental service ads

We can find many things to criticize about Zillow Rentals, and we've already focused on one of them – misleading descriptions of who renters are c ...
Chicago’s dirtiest dozen rental services – Rent Proactive is #1

Chicago’s dirtiest dozen rental services – Rent Proactive is #1

You'll find scores of sleazy rental services on YoChicago's do-not-call list. In the coming weeks we'll single out twelve of them – the dirtiest d ...
On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

The headline makes a broad but defensible claim, and one that reflects grossly indefensible behavior on the part of Zillow, Trulia and hotpads. ...
Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

The WAV Group recently published a Redfin-sponsored study comparing listing search results at local brokerage websites in 11 major markets with se ...
Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

We recently wrote about Trulia's doomed efforts to cut back on apartment rental scams in its listings. The scams continue, as they always will ...
Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

A recent post at TruliaBlog boasted that: As online rentals fraud is becoming an industry-wide problem, Trulia is committed to keeping our rent ...

Still cheaper to buy than rent in Chicago, says Trulia

It still costs slightly less to buy a two-bedroom home in Chicago than to rent one, as demand for apartments continues to push rental rates upward, sa ...
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