I have been looking for a retirement home out of state for almost two years. I use trulia and zillow in tandem to verify each other's info. I had mistakenly put my trust in trulia and zillow that they were giving me honest and truthful representation of properties and the communities they list on their sight.
I checked neighborhoods, population, crime rates, and housing prices
We bought a home in Oregon, small town, almost no crime "according to trulia"
Moderate climate, after a short time we started talking to the locals and found out that burglary was rampant due to the fact that Oregon has a major Heroin Epidemic that has infested the north west. Not only is burglary common but so is armed robbery, assault muggings, murder and car jacking is on the rise. The crime rate here is much worse than in the big cities of Kalifornia when compared with the population. ( our area has the second highest crime rate per capita in Oregon!
The information on trulia and zillow out right lied about theses conditions on their home listings
So we moved from a big city, into a small town with a crime rate that is as bad as any big city getto.
Moral to my story: always check your home listings with out side sources, because trulia and zillow lie on their listings.