MLS Threatens Legal Action, Forces Housing 123 to Close
Almost a year after unveiling Housing 123, founders Kevin Lai and Travis Fielding have succumbed to the legal arm of MLS and shuttered the site. It's an unfortunate turn of events for a site many thought offered a much more user-friendly way to navigate MLS's extensive Toronto real estate listings.
A rational person might have predicted that MLS would have taken some lessons from these guys and implemented a similar Google Maps feature of their own. Or maybe they could have hired the duo to create it for them? But sadly, the Canadian Real Estate Association decided to take the legal road and fire off a cease and desist letter.
A copy of the legal letter (excerpt at top) has also been posted to the blog.