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StreetEasy to Shut Down Listing Sites Outside of New York Area

October 08, 2013

StreetEasy, the real estate listings website purchased by Zillow Inc. (Z:US), is shutting down its sites for Washington, Philadelphia and south Florida properties.

StreetEasy will continue to list homes in the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, the Hamptons and northern New Jersey, Sofia Song, vice president of research for the website, said in a telephone interview. The other sites will no longer be active as of Oct. 11, she said.

“We have realigned our focus to the New York metro market,” according to a post on the company’s Washington website. Zillow is the top site for property listings in the markets where StreetEasy will no longer operate, Song said.

Zillow, based in Seattle, bought StreetEasy in August for $50 million. The website, founded in 2006, allows users to view New York apartments for sale as well as all units that have sold in a given building, how long they were on the market and what kind of discount their owners had to offer to strike a deal.

To contact the reporter on this story: Elizabeth Dexheimer in New York at edexheimer@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Kara Wetzel at kwetzel@bloomberg.net


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