No one need ever worry about renting ever again. Find a house to buy, put it on a platform like Crowdlords with the rent you'll pay to your co-owners and (if you get funded) you're now free of landlords forever.
Real estate is a game. It's a game we've all played. Those who pass Go first dictate the game. When you next play Monopoly, you'll also notice how those with the most cash/properties subtly start changing the rules of the game to suit them.
Until tech founders understand these behaviours and macro-economic trends, they'll be disgruntled tenants and home buyers, trying in vain to put agents out of business. It's amusing watching them fail.
I sold my home last year. The UK Land Registry has made that price available as part of its Open Data initiative. Tools like Mouseprice and Zoopla suck this in to give the next person an idea of what this property is worth today.