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Zillow to Sponsor Quarterly Home Price Expectations Survey

Zillow becomes exclusive sponsor of quarterly survey of more than 100 housing experts

Dec 7, 2011

SEATTLE, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced a partnership with Pulsenomics LLC, an independent research and consulting firm that produces the quarterly Home Price Expectation Survey. As part of the partnership, Zillow® is now the exclusive sponsor of this quarterly survey of leading housing economists, first published in May 2010.  Pulsenomics will continue to manage the expert panel and administer the survey.  MacroMarkets LLC, the previous sponsor, is now focusing its resources on new product development within the commodity-linked exchange traded products space. 
 

The survey will be renamed The Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey in its December 2011 edition.  The Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey is a quarterly report based on the views of an expert panel comprised of over 100 leading economists, investment strategists and housing market analysts regarding their five-year expectations for future home prices in the United States. 

"Providing consumers with rich data and in-depth analysis about the U.S. housing market has always been a cornerstone of what we do at Zillow.  Understanding past, present, as well as future real estate trends helps homeowners, buyers and sellers make more informed real estate decisions," said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries.  "Partnering with Pulsenomics on this forward-looking survey is a perfect complement to our extensive Zillow Real Estate Market Reports, which cover real estate trends over the past month, quarter and year."

"Zillow, a market leader squarely focused on the housing market, possesses rich real estate data resources and a growing reputation for high-quality, unbiased research.  These factors, coupled with the innovative spirit of their team, will make Zillow a highly valued partner in this research effort going forward," said Terry Loebs, founder of Pulsenomics. 

About Zillow:
Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow's Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. Dr. Humphries and his team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering more than 150 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets® and Diverse Solutions™. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow.com, Zillow and Postlets are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Diverse Solutions is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.

About Pulsenomics:
Pulsenomics LLC is an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in data analytics, new product and index development for institutional clients in the financial and real estate arenas.  Pulsenomics also designs and manages expert surveys and consumer polls to identify trends and expectations that are relevant to effective business management and monitoring economic health.

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SOURCE Zillow Inc.

For further information: Jill Simmons, Zillow, +1-206-757-2701 or press@zillow.com


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