How many technology workers does it take to increase home prices? Redfin dug into the data to find out.
The company where I work, Redfin, understands the impulse to build a platform-technology company outside of Silicon Valley. We are real estate brokers, with technology used by 10+ million people each month looking to move. And the simplest trend we see in American life is that Silicon Valley is no longer just the place talented people move to; it’s the place those people are moving from.
Holy moly! Redfin just bought Walk Score, an online service started to score homes based on their walking distance from restaurants, groceries and bars. The acquisition is Redfin’s first and the reason for it is simple: We want to give folks a complete portrait of what it would be like to live somewhere new, within the house and in the surrounding neighborhood.