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Old 05-29-2011, 08:55 AM
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zillow thinks our house is worth $58000 less than what we paid for it 3 years ago.... ouch!
But they also think the house we sold is worth less than what we sold it for.... by $246,500.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:45 AM
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I was tracking a house (for fun) on 6 acres. It sold for $750k in 2008. They've been steadily dropping the price, now it's down to $460. Zillow estimates its value at around $350k.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Location: Union County, NC
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I thought this might be helpful:

North Carolina Data Coverage and Zestimate Accuracy - Zillow

shows that for Mecklenburg within 5% accuracy less than 40% of the time, and with over 6% margin of error. And that's from the company doing those statistics...
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:59 PM
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I find Zillow most useful. I like it's map display. It's pricing is acceptably accurate when dealing with cookie cutter estate where the algorithms can raise or lower Zestimates based upon extremely similar properties nearby.

Do I rely on Zillow, no way. My realtor can get me a far more accurate price.

I also use Google Earth to look at the property from different angles and views. StreetView is also handy for seeing what sort of state the neaby front gardens are in. Looking at the cars in the area can also offer clues.

Zillow can also be quite inaccurate not only with pricing but also as to wheter a property is even on the market. My son has lived in his house for 5 years and Zillow still lists in as being for sale even though we have written to the big Z to have this updated.

Zillow is usually my starting point but homes.com, realtor.com, terravistarealty.com and even Yahoo or AOL realy sites are useful too.

The only true price of a property is what it actually gets sold for. In many cases, please read guess for estimate. You may spell estimate with a leading "Z" or not, as you wish .
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