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Comment by Ed on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 25, 2017 12:46 AM)
Where I live in Los Angeles the Zillow est. are very close to the flyers the real estate agents throw on every bodies porch showing the prices the hou...
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Comment by Granville Alley on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 11:43 PM)
@Rick Hemrick, You should note that the very fact you and seller had come to agreement at a price 10% below the seller's appraisal meant the new Appr...
Comment by Granville Alley on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 11:28 PM)
I would agree that Zillow is no more accurate than others, including Real Estate Agents, Brokers or Appraisers. My wife and I recently purchased a ho...
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Comment by Paul S on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 06:56 PM)
Just ran two residences through the services reviewed. R-1 ranged from $110K-$134K. R-2 ranged from $458K-$829K. In both cases I'd say Redfin provided...
Comment by Daniel Wiener on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 06:46 PM)
I'm curious to track the estimated value of my house, even though I have no intention of selling it. Also, we've made major additions to our home whi...
Comment by Monte Crooks on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 06:18 PM)
I knew We (the People) were in trouble the day a realtor responded to my terminology "Guesstimate" by saying, "that word is not spoken in the Real Est...
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Comment by Duane on Zillow, Schmillow - Free Online Home Appraisals (March 24, 2017 05:47 PM)
Zillow has no way of knowing when a basement is finished that doubles livable sq ft, adds bathrooms, bedrooms, etc., especially if the local building ...

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