Kenneth Harney

Zillow Under Fire For ‘Zestimate’ System

It was bound to happen: A homeowner has filed suit against online realty giant Zillow, claiming the company’s controversial “Zestimate” tool repeatedly undervalued her home, creating a “tremendous road block” to its sale.

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New Listing Platform Has Potential To Upend Portal Sites

For some agents, the national listing portals are great marketing tools; for others, a necessary evil; and for yet others, an attempt to pick their pockets. But a new listing platform expected to launch in the third quarter of this year could change the way brokerages and agents interact with those portals.

Zillow: Rents Expected To Level Out In 2016

Relief is in sight for cash-strapped renters, according to Zillow’s rental forecast. Rent appreciation is expected to level off over the next year, slowing to an annual rate of 1.1 percent by December 2016, the forecast reports. The national Zillow Rent Index is projected to be $1,396 at the end of 2016, compared to...
Laura Alix

Taylor Trumps Trump In Celebrity Neighbor Survey

Ask any one of us here at B&T – indeed, ask any newspaper reporter or editor – and we’ll tell you we get some interesting press releases. To put it mildly. During that dead zone that the rest of the world calls “the holidays” and we in the newsroom call “just another workweek,” I...

Report: 2015 Home Values Increase In Greater Boston

Homes in Greater Boston gained $33 billion in total value this year, a 5.5 percent increase from last year, according to a Zillow report. The report also concluded the cumulative value of all Greater Boston homes is $634 billion and that renters paid $13.4 billion in rent in 2015. In November, home values in...