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Zillow and the Bipartisan Policy Center to Host Housing Forum in Washington, D.C.; Featured Speakers Include Edward J. DeMarco, Carol Galante, Rep. Randy Neugebauer, Sen. Mark Warner

"Getting Our House in Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession" Scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Oct 22, 2013

SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


After more than five years of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conservatorship, now is the time to move past the temporary fixes that were put in place during the crisis and create a functional and sustainable housing finance system. But with so many plans being put forward, it can be confusing for consumers to understand how changes to the mortgage finance system might affect them. What is in store for the future of mortgage finance? How will the reform of government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) evolve with the housing recovery?


Zillow® and the Bipartisan Policy Center will bring together an esteemed group of national real estate experts, influencers and policy makers to debate and discuss the housing finance system in the United States and plans for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Additional event information and a full agenda can be found here:


When and Where

Getting Our House in Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession
Thursday, October 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004



Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA)
Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-TX-19)
Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
Carol Galante, Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing
Gail Hillebrand, Associate Director, Consumer Education and Engagement Division, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Robert Couch, Counsel, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Dwight A. Fettig, Partner, Porterfield, Lowenthal & Fettig, LLC
Jason Gold, Director and Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute

Stan Humphries, Zillow Chief Economist
Governor Frank Keating, President and CEO of the American Bankers Association
Erin Lantz, Director of Mortgages, Zillow
Jim Millstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Millstein & Co.
Pamela Hughes Patenaude, Director of Housing Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Alex J. Pollock, Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Spencer Rascoff, Chief Executive Officer, Zillow
Bob Ryan, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, Wells Fargo
Richard A. Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Realogy Holdings Corp.


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Live-stream: The full-day forum will be live-streamed here:


Media Interviews: To attend this event or to schedule media interviews following the event, please contact Zillow's communications department at 206-757-2701 or email Non-media can register for this free event here:

About Zillow, Inc.

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) operates the largest home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. 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 350 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow also sponsors the quarterly Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, which asks more than 100 leading economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists to predict the path of the Zillow Home Value Index over the next five years. The Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs™, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio™, Mortech®, HotPads™ and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle., Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions and StreetEasy are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. HotPads, Digs and Agentfolio are trademarks of Zillow, Inc.

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