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Zillow Whisper

Zillow Whisper

Research Question: Will realtors’ dissatisfaction with Zillow as well as new consumer-facing efforts by local MLS sites and Realtor.com lead to Zillow’s downfall? Companies Covered: Zillow (Z); Move Inc. (MOVE); Trulia (TRLA) Report Available: October 29, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows Z seeing growth in its consumer and agent base, but the expansion of Realtor.com […]

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Apr 16 2013 Financial, Real Estate

Zillow Has Little Room to Raise Prices, Is Largely Dispensable

Research Question: How do executives at large real estate firms view Zillow’s value? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: MOVE, TRLA, Z Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nine of 10 sources—all executives at large real estate firms—view Zillow Inc. (Z) as dispensable given its lack of a unique offering amid a sea of […]

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Pricing Stable, Demand Increasing for Carrier-Neutral Data Centers

Research Question: How will current pricing, capacity and competitive trends affect Equinix, Telecity and Interxion in 2013? By: David Franklin Companies: CBG, COR, CTL, DFT, DLR, EQIX, INXN, JLL, LON:TCY, LVLT, TYO:9433 Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pricing, capacity and competitive trends will favor Equinix Inc. (EQIX) and Interxion Holding NV (INXN) […]

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Supply Chain Has Positive Outlook on Home Renovations

Research Question: Will the improving trend in home renovations and remodeling provide widespread stimulation of the building supplier market? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: DHI, FNMA, HD, LOW, MAS, SWK, USG, WHR Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Service, material and retail suppliers report year to year growth of as much as […]

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Home Renovation Whisper

Research Question: Will the improving trend in home renovations and remodeling provide widespread stimulation of the building supplier market? Companies: Masco (MAS), USG Corporation (USG), Whirlpool (WHR), Lowe’s (LOW), Home Depot (HD), & others Regions Covered: California, Southeast/Florida, Midwest, & Northeast   Blueshift’s initial research indicates positive remodeling trends, with our upcoming report aimed at […]

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Jun 21 2012 Real Estate

CA’s Low Home Inventory Creates Bidding Wars, Higher Prices

Research Question: What read do housing industry suppliers and real estate professionals have on the housing market for 2Q12 and 2H12? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: DHI, FNMA, HD, KBH, LEN, LOW, TOL, WSM Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings California housing sales are exploding. Low inventory is creating bidding wars and […]

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Housing Market Whisper

Research Question: What read do housing industry suppliers and real estate professionals have on the housing market in 2Q12 and 2H12? Companies: Home Depot (HD), Lowe’s (LOW), Toll Brothers (TOL), D.R. Horton (DHI), KB Home (KBH), & Lennar (LEN)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates conflicting data about the direction of the housing market, consumer confidence, […]

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New-Home Builder Trends Slow to Change in 2011

Research Question: Will the improving Housing Market Index, reduced housing inventory, low mortgage rates and improved lending environment be catalysts for increased new-home starts? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: DHI, KBH, LEN, MTH, NVR, PHM, RYL, SPF, TOL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few changes have taken place in new-home building since […]

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Commercial Construction Flat, Funded by Nontraditional Lenders

Research Questions: Are new commercial construction projects being financed? Is the practice of “extending and pretending” still being widely used? Are commercial foreclosures increasing? By: David Franklin Companies: BAC, FNFG, JPM, MTB, SSFN, USB, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Commercial construction has not increased since we last checked on the industry […]

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New-Home Sales Growth Limited to Certain Regions

Research Question: Do positive March figures for new-home building signify the beginning of an industry turnaround? Which national builder will be first to capitalize? By: David Franklin Companies: DHI, KBH, LEN, MTH, NVR, SPF, TOL Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Demand for new homes has improved slightly in several U.S. pockets, including […]

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