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Zillow Group selling ActiveRain, Kwkly to Ben Kinney

Trulia acquired real estate blogging platform as part of Market Leader deal
Ben Lane
Big news in the real estate world. Zillow Group is set to sell ActiveRain, the social networking, blogging, and training platform for the real estate industry, to the Ben Kinney family of companies. Kinney is also acquiring Kwkly, a text-to-lead service that helps connect buyers with agents from Zillow in the deal.
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Selma Hepp named Trulia's new chief economist

Replaces Jed Kolko
Brena Swanson
Selma Hepp joins the ranks of top housing economists as she fills the position of Trulia’s newest chief economist, replacing Jed Kolko after three and a half years in the position.
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Poltergeist House now listed on Trulia

"Perfect for entertaining numerous guests"
Brena Swanson
It’s the perfect advertisement for true Poltergeist fans. The Poltergeist house is now listed on Trulia as a witty ad tie-in for the new remake of the movie coming out. Be sure to check out the house’s crime report.
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Zillow CEO: "We sell ads not houses"

Rascoff says Trulia brand is not disappearing
Ben Lane
Despite how it may look to a consumer, the Zillow Group family of websites, which include Zillow, Trulia, HotPads and StreetEasy, all help to sell houses but that’s not really their primary goal. For those who may think otherwise, “We sell ads, not houses,” Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff said Tuesday in a call with investors.
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Zillow posts revenue of $127.3 million in first quarter

Trulia acquisition costs drag down net income
Ben Lane
Zillow Group reported revenue of $127.3 million in the first quarter of 2015, with the costs of the executed acquisition of Trulia dragging down its net financial results.
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Realtor.com launches all-out offensive in war with Zillow

Brings Move, News Corp muscle into battle for $9B in ads and listings
Trey Garrison
Lawsuits and pulling listings were just border skirmishes. Move and the Realtor website — with the backing of News Corp — are pledging a whole new level of listings and ad warfare in the battle with Zillow Group. It’s a bold and expensive move. Will it pay off or is it a bridge too far?
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Judge tosses whistleblower letter, limits discovery in Zillow-Move suit

Motions to limit subpoenas, strike letter benefit Zillow in legal row
Trey Garrison
The judge’s decision in the battle between Zillow Group and Move over allegations of theft of trade secrets and unfair competitive actions are a legal setback for Move.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: FHFA g-fee, PMI shift too much or too little?

Clouds on housing finance horizon; Zillow/Move fight gets personal
Trey Garrison
Things are looking rough for housing with a sluggish start to the spring buying season, and that trickles all the way up to the outlook for agency MBS. Plus, Move takes off the gloves in its ads, and the industry reacts to recent FHFA moves. Read on.
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Attention lenders: Zillow Mortgages are now available on Trulia

Integration of Zillow and Trulia takes another step forward
Ben Lane
Zillow Group’s transition from two sites with two different operating structures into one unified operation took a big step forward Thursday, when the Zillow Group announced that Zillow Mortgages is now available on Trulia.
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BuildZoom: Losing Listhub cost Zillow big time, geographically speaking

Heat map shows coverage hobbled in smaller markets
Trey Garrison
Last week Zillow Group and Trulia had to remove pretty much all of the real estate listings provided by Move-owned ListHub. How big a hit was it? Bigger than the national numbers would suggest.
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