Friday, June 20, 2014

0 for 3: Trulia's Michael Corbett on Fox and Friends June 20

On today's June 20th edition of Fox and Friends, Michael Corbett again appeared for his regular Friday "report" on affordable homes from Trulia.

The problem, as I have documented in the past, is that few if any of the homes Corbett profiles on Fox and Friends are actually available for sale.  Fox News may finally be getting it; the segment seemed noticeably shorter today.

Here are the homes Corbett profiled on Fox and Friends:

1) Charlotte, NC: $199,000, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2000 sq ft colonial style brick front.  Realtor.com shows zero homes for sale in Charlotte with these exact parameters.

2) Huntsville, AL: $200,000, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2000 sq ft brick front ranch.  Once again, zero homes found for sale in Huntsville on Realtor.com

3) Tyler, TX: $187,500, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 sq ft, cottage style home.  Zero homes in Tyler are for sale fitting this description on Realtor.com

As I have previously outlined on this blog, a study by Inman found Trulia and competitor Zillow have 78% of the home listings as Realtor.com, and of those, 17% are stale listings or were not for sale to begin with.  Only Realtor.com gets fully up to date listings from all MLS, and constantly updates under-contract and sold properties.

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