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Zillow is blocking Chicago rental service IP addresses

Zillow is blocking Chicago rental service IP addresses

Property owners pay commissions to rental services for bringing them prospects. If a major property owner has difficulty getting a rental service to ...
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 ...
Is Jerome Bressert Chicago’s sleaziest rental agent?

Is Jerome Bressert Chicago’s sleaziest rental agent?

We realize that the title of "Chicago's sleaziest rental agent" has lots of contenders vying for it. You'll find 100s of them in the employ of the ...
Chicago Apartment Hunters, a zombie rental service

Chicago Apartment Hunters, a zombie rental service

A tipster emailed us last week, suggesting that "something smells fishy … over at Chicago Apartment Hunters" (CAH). At its website CAH bills itself ...
Are there 475 single-families for rent in Lincoln Park?

Are there 475 single-families for rent in Lincoln Park?

In your dreams there are – and also at Zillow Rentals, where a query returns 475 single-family homes for rent in ZIP Code 60614. One of those sing ...
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 ...

Are Zillow’s Rent Zestimates worthless?

What’s a Rent Zestimate? According to Zillow: A Rent Zestimate is Zillow’s estimated monthly rental price, computed using a proprietary formula. It ...
Home price declines on a map, by ZIP Code

Home price declines on a map, by ZIP Code

The Wall Street Journal has a useful interactive map of home price declines – from peak levels – presented on a map by ZIP Code. The color-codi ...

Quote of the day: Home values see biggest quarterly drop since ’08

"Home value declines are currently equal to those we experienced during the darkest days of the housing recession. With accelerating declines during t ...

Quote of the day: Rate your agent

“If it can be known, it will be known; if it can be rated, it will be rated." - Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, quoted in a media release announcin ...
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