How much data should real estate startups share?

Real estate is having a Napster moment as the industry wrestles with how to share Big Data — if at all. That was a key takeaway from a panel on Thursday at the launch of TRData, The Real Deal’s new real estate research platform. “We don’t want to give away our data set,” said Harley […]

REBNY asks state to probe StreetEasy’s Premier Agent feature

UPDATED, March 8, 11:15 p.m.: The Real Estate Board of New York is asking New York regulators to look into whether StreetEasy’s controversial new Premier Agent program violates state advertising laws. Attorneys for REBNY said they have “strong concerns” that the program, which debuted March 1, infringes on a regulation that prohibits advertising a listing […]

Zillow buys the MLS of the Hamptons

New York City isn’t enough for Zillow — it’s taking on the Hamptons too. Under its StreetEasy subsidiary, the real estate database company acquired prominent Long Island real estate portal Hamptons Real Estate Online, or HREO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to Investopedia. As part of the acquisition, Zillow will also own […]