Wednesday, February 08, 2006

new ways to check on the value of your real estate in the us

feb 8th
 
this gives one a comforting feeling -- perhaps the one that comes just before the bubble bursts :-(
 
prices have dropped a bit but it's still not a panic.
 
We would have been online a bit longer this morning if Ellison hadn't been hitting our servers so hard: The much discussed real estate bubble may have moved online. This morning former Expedia Chief Executive Rich Barton launched Zillow.com, a service that provides real-time estimates of of home valuations. Give Zillow the address of your home and it will provide you with an estimate of its valuation, the date and purchase price of the last sale, and data on comparable home. "The data is as good as we can get it, given the way we are collecting it and the amount we are sharing," Barton told the Seattle Post Intelligencer. "We are going to put it out there because it is too much fun to hold back, but we know full well that we are not like Moses taking the tablets from the Lord and handing them down." It's a neat little service -- when it's up and running (Zillow has been down all morning), and one that could be another step in the disintermediation of the local real estate agent. After all, a service like Zillow gives aspiring sellers one less reason to look to agents for guidance. Of course, it doesn't yet offer sale listings themselves, but it's certain to soon. Zillow's bread and butter is targeted advertising, and what better target could there be for real estate agents peddling homes.
 

2 comments:

cyniclearner said...

checkout this :

http://www.patnadaily.com/news2006/feb/020706/rajdhani_accident_to_malign_nitish.html

Rajdhani Accident in Bihar was Devised to Malign Nitish Kumar
Patna: February 7, 2006

The Rajdhani Express disaster of 2002 at Rafiganj in Aurangabad district was the brainchild of Maoist guerillas to malign the then Railway Minister Nitish Kumar. This is the finding of a police investigation following the arrest of a Naxal leader Sanjay Yadav who has confessed of his role in the Rajdhani accident that resulted in the loss of 106 lives.

Yadav, a CPI-M zone commander. who was arrested in Khwaspur village in Gaya district on Sunday, told the police that he was involved in removing the railway tracks over Dhaba bridge in Rafiganj which led the super-fast Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express to jump track and plunge several feet into the river, Arvind Pandey, DIG, Magadh range, said on Monday.

Besides 106 deaths caused by the accident, several hundred people were injured – many with permanent-y disability.

Another Maoist extremist, Vikas Yadav, has also given similar account of the accident.

At the time of the accident, Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government was in the power at the Center while the Janata Dal (U) leader and the current Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar was the Railway Minister.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav had accused the Railway Minister of being an incompetent leader "under whose regime there was a dramatic rise in railway accidents".

Nitish Kumar has maintained a silence over the new revelation but his lieutenants are not holding back on their reactions. "We feel vindicated now that the truth has come out even though we had known it all along. The RJD regime, which failed on all accounts despite being in power for over 15 years, was also responsible for the rise in extremist activities in the state. Now the NDA government in Bihar is having to clean up the mess left by the Lalu-Rabri government," said a JD-U legislator.

cyniclearner said...

Rajdhani Accident in Bihar was Devised to Malign Nitish Kumar
Patna: February 7, 2006

The Rajdhani Express disaster of 2002 at Rafiganj in Aurangabad district was the brainchild of Maoist guerillas to malign the then Railway Minister Nitish Kumar. This is the finding of a police investigation following the arrest of a Naxal leader Sanjay Yadav who has confessed of his role in the Rajdhani accident that resulted in the loss of 106 lives.

Yadav, a CPI-M zone commander. who was arrested in Khwaspur village in Gaya district on Sunday, told the police that he was involved in removing the railway tracks over Dhaba bridge in Rafiganj which led the super-fast Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani Express to jump track and plunge several feet into the river, Arvind Pandey, DIG, Magadh range, said on Monday.

Besides 106 deaths caused by the accident, several hundred people were injured – many with permanent-y disability.

Another Maoist extremist, Vikas Yadav, has also given similar account of the accident.

At the time of the accident, Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government was in the power at the Center while the Janata Dal (U) leader and the current Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar was the Railway Minister.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav had accused the Railway Minister of being an incompetent leader "under whose regime there was a dramatic rise in railway accidents".

Nitish Kumar has maintained a silence over the new revelation but his lieutenants are not holding back on their reactions. "We feel vindicated now that the truth has come out even though we had known it all along. The RJD regime, which failed on all accounts despite being in power for over 15 years, was also responsible for the rise in extremist activities in the state. Now the NDA government in Bihar is having to clean up the mess left by the Lalu-Rabri government," said a JD-U legislator.



http://www.patnadaily.com/news2006/feb/020706/rajdhani_accident_to_malign_nitish.html