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MarketWatch Posts Nonsense; I Have A Suggestion

Posted By Rob Hahn February 8, 2015, Filed under: Media, Real Estate@ 6:46 PM

Real estate journalism in the mainstream media is not exactly the stuff of Pulitzers. But even by that low standard, this "news story" from MarketWatch (via Realtor.com) is amazingly incoherent. Titled "Half of Americans Can't Afford Their House", the main thesis of the article is that housing

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On Rupert Murdoch Buying Realtor.com (Part 2): Wherefore Hope?

Posted By Rob Hahn October 16, 2014, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Real Estate@ 8:22 AM

I meant to get this up days ago, but between travel, client engagements, other writings, and an upcoming vacation, I just couldn't. But if you've missed Part 1, you can check it out here. In a nutshell, part 1 worries about whether the acquisition would be allowed to proceed without the

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BREAKING: Zillow Hires Shaun Donovan as Chief Association Persuasion Officer

Posted By Rob Hahn March 19, 2014, Filed under: Media, Miscellaneous@ 7:10 PM

SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Shaun Donovan will join the company in the new position of Chief Association Persuasion Officer to lead the company's relations strategy with REALTOR

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Zillow Plays the Race Card in Advance of Hosting HUD Secretary Donovan

Posted By Rob Hahn January 21, 2014, Filed under: Media, Playing Economist, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 1:27 PM

Last Thursday, Zillow released a report on minority access to mortgages in partnership with the National Urban League. In case you were wondering what the conclusion of the report might have been, it was titled, "A House Divided: How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership". The topline conclusion

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Why You Should Know About Aereo

Posted By Rob Hahn January 13, 2014, Filed under: Media, Politics & Regulation, Technology@ 12:12 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saQtNCMkoRk I'm reasonably certain that 90%+ of my audience -- that would be you -- have no idea what Aereo is. And until recently, there was no real reason to know, unless you lived in the NYC area and just looooved over-the-air TV. But last Friday, the US Supreme

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A Few Thoughts On The Zillow Housing Forum

Posted By Rob Hahn November 4, 2013, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 11:53 AM

Two weeks ago, Zillow organized a small event in Washington DC with the title "Getting Our House In Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession". The full program was filmed and is available here. If you're pressed for time, you can get the highlights here. I was on an airplane

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Is This What Passes for Bipartisan at REALTOR Magazine?

Posted By Rob Hahn March 26, 2013, Filed under: Media, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 12:32 PM

This is gonna get political, y'all, by necessity. You'll see. I went over to the REALTOR Magazine website the other day to check out a piece by Lawrence Yun on something or another. Then I started clicking around as I often do, and ran across this piece on the fiscal situation and real estate.

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Concerning QE3, A Few Thoughts…

Posted By Rob Hahn September 15, 2012, Filed under: Management, Media, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 3:17 PM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCY9ZGnDolQ I am not an economist, and I don't play one on TV, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night... but I kinda look like one. Plus, Seth Price of Placester isn't an economist either as far as I know, although he's a good friend who is not only

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Calling the Housing Market Bottom? Not So Fast…

Posted By Rob Hahn March 30, 2012, Filed under: Marketing, Media, Playing Economist, Real Estate@ 1:15 PM

Courtesy of NAR Research -- one of the more valuable things on Facebook -- comes this CNBC article on how investors are flooding the residential real estate market: The number of homes sold to investors more than doubled last year, as rising rents and low-priced distressed properties fueled

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Three Questions on the NAR/Bipartisan Policy Center Paper

Posted By Rob Hahn March 17, 2012, Filed under: Management, Media, Politics & Regulation, Real Estate@ 2:00 AM

The Bipartisan Policy Center -- a think tank based in Washington DC once described as the place "where moderate Republicans go to embrace their inner liberal" -- has released a new study in conjunction with NAR, the Urban Institute, and USC that is worth reading in full if you're interested in

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