Online Real Estate Values


Zillow gives value estimates of homes.  Zillow has data on 100 million homes across the United States, not just those homes currently for sale.   In addition to giving value estimates of homes, it offers several features including value changes of each home in a given time frame (such as one, five, or 10 years), aerial views of homes, and prices of comparable homes in the area. Where it can access appropriate public data, it also provides basic information on a given home, such as square footage and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Users can also get current estimates of homes if there was a significant change made, such as a recently remodeled kitchen. Zillow provides an application programming interface (API) and developer support network.


Redfin gives value estimates of homes.  Redfin is an online real estate brokerage with agents in several regions throughout the United States. The company was founded by David Eraker in his small apartment in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Among many options for the company’s name, he settled on “redfin,” an inversion of the word “finder.” Redfin combines a real estate search site with real estate agents.’s map search displays homes for sale and information about those homes. Customers use the site to search broker databases, past sales records and third-party appraisals, while the company’s local agents handle property access, legal paperwork and negotiations.  Redfin offers buyers up to a 50% rebate (except in Oregon where real-estate laws prohibit it) on the commission paid to the buyer’s agent.


Trulia gives value estimates of homes.   Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) is an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals. It lists properties for sale and rent as well as neighborhood information and community insights. The company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco and has offices in New York City and Denver, Colorado.


Cyberhomes gives value estimates of homes.   Cyberhomes is a real estate website owned by Fidelity National Financial and Lender Processing Services (LPS). It lists the most current sales of homes in a neighborhood by similar sales

Online Real Estate Values

East County Business Links

Below are local businesses located in the Eastern Contra Costa County region of the San Francisco East Bay Area.  Also see East Bay Linksexternal link

 ANTIOCH INDOOR SPORTS CENTER       Roller Hockey ~ Batting Cages ~ Pro Shop
 DELTA BASEBALL LEAGUE – Antioch, CA       No “bench riders”… everyone plays
 ALADINOS PIZZA – Antioch        Locally Famous Family Pizza
 DRAGON CITY RESTAURANT       Order “Spoons” from the special menu
 CHARLIE’S GRILLED SUBS      Crispy Fries – Flavored Lemonaid – Hot Subs
 EL TACO FACTORY     Fresh ingredients, best tacos around
 STICKY CHICKEN & RIBS       Barbeque Pork Ribs, mmmm
  FIVE GUYS – Brentwood       Burgers -n- Fries
 OODLES OF NOODLES      Try the “Spicy Mongolian” Noodles
 PAUL CONNELL REAL ESTATE – Oakley, CA     Helping Buyers & Sellers since 2002
 TITANIUM MOTORSPORTS – Oakley, CA       Quality gas saver commuter cars
 JERRY’S HOME SERVICES – Brentwood, CA       Hard working get-er-done attitute.
 STRAW HAT PIZZA       The place to go after a Little League Game
 WINCO      Way cheaper than the other chain stores
 SMOKE SHOP      Lottery Tickets and other stuff too
 H&R BLOCK – Brentwood        Tax time!
 JOHNS ICE CREAM – Brentwood         The home of the $1 scoop!
 QUICK CHECK – Brentwood          $ Check cashing

HUD Links



Housing Analysis 2006

 Housing and real estate websites used to show the housing bubble (before Zillow, Redfin, and other internet sites were available) – in 2005 it was NOT popular to speak of the “housing bubble” even though it had already shown signs of deflation for many individual sales.  Housing Analysis 2006.
Contra Costa County Housing Supply-demand-ratio pdf
20060401-Antioch-Home-Sales-Prices pdf 

20060501-Antioch-Active-Pending-Sold pdf

20060501-ccc-supply-demand-ratio pdf

20060501-central-ccc-supply-demand-ratio pdf

20060501-Concord-Active-Pending-Sold pdf

20060501-Discovery-Bay-Active-Pending-Sold  pdf

20060501-eastern-ccc-supply-demand-ratios pdf

20060501-Oakley-Active-Pending-Sold pdf

Sources of housing data and analysis

US Census Bureau Housing Topics

US Census Bureau Population Projections

US Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD

Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. (Includes housing vacancies and home ownership, new residential construction and sales)

Federal Reserve Beige Book
American Housing Survey
Seized real estate auctions

US Department  of the Treasury

FM Watch

Monitors the activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

American Real Estate Society
National Association of Realtors®
National Association of Home Builders
NAHB economic and housing data
Philadelphia Exchange Housing Index (HGXSM)

Index composed of whose primary lines of business are directly associated with the U.S. housing construction market.

Property Owner’s Network

Articles covering both sides of the housing bubble debate, real estate news and Denver market conditions.

National Bureau of Economic Research

A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

Economic Cycle Research Institute

A private institute focused on cyclical research and forecasting. Publishes the Leading Home Price Index.

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®

Research and Statistics

The Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States.

Property Assessment Database

Research Ventures

Wealthy ZIP Codes Of The United States

USC Development Research Department

Real Estate Bubble News Links

A website posting current links to news related to the housing bubble.  Housing and Real Estate Websites used in 2005 analysis

Housing Analysis 2006