Surowiecki Strikes Again: Why Median Home Prices Don’t Tell The Whole Story

Contrarian super-brain James Surowiecki, author of the Wisdom of Crowds and a weekly New Yorker column on the economy, wrote last Thursday about how why the conventional wisdom that real estate prices never actually go down is wrong. His argument is that the median housing prices on which newspapers report don’t take into account: –>… Read More

FTC Law Enforcement Sweep: Not as Exciting as It Sounds

The FTC’s Competition Director held a press conference today to announce legal actions against two Detroit multiple listing services for refusing to publish listings at a reduced commission. Five other listing services in Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin rolled over, and agreed to publish the listings rather than fight the FTC. What… Read More

Le Fin de Startupalooza

Breathe a sigh of relief, the first-ever Startupalooza career fair has come to a smashing conclusion (we hope it’s not the last). Led by our fearless recruiter, Aimee Cook, who ordered the entire Redfin workforce to dress in Socialist red, we came prepared to convert the legions of job-seekers to the sexy world of high-tech… Read More