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Feb 26, 2019
New York, Florida Lead Zillow's List of Buyer-Friendly Markets

Home shopping season is almost here, and prospective buyers in Florida and the New York metro area can expect more favorable conditions than those in most other major markets, a new Zillow®...

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Feb 21, 2019
Access to Top-Quality Education Varies Depending on Local Home Values, According to Zillow Survey

Access to public services like fire departments, hospitals and libraries is viewed as even across all types of neighborhoods, but there is a perceived divide in access to public transit and...

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Feb 19, 2019
Listing in Early May Can Earn Sellers $1,600 More

Sellers looking to maximize profits should list their homes for sale in the first two weeks of May. A Zillow® analysis finds that those homes sell for a $1,600 premium, and six days faster. In 19...

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Feb 14, 2019
Housing Inventory Trend Now Favors Buyers after Years of Steady Declines

After falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner, growing on an annual basis in four of the past five months, according to the January Zillow® Real Estate...

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Feb 12, 2019
Homes in Luxury Neighborhoods the Object of Desire for Home Shoppers

According to a Zillow® analysis, home shoppers desire homes in some of the most luxurious neighborhoods in the country. Just ahead of Valentine's Day, Zillow analyzed which neighborhoods in major...

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Feb 11, 2019
Zillow Now Buying and Selling Homes in Houston

Starting today, home sellers in Houston can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers reduces the stress and uncertainty that typically goes along with...

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Feb 5, 2019
Home-Value Surge After Facebook IPO Provides Insight For 2019

Facebook's IPO led to a wealth boom in the San Francisco Bay Area, and home values grew faster in places where likely Facebook employees lived than in the surrounding region, according to a new...

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Feb 1, 2019
Share of Homes Sold Above Asking Price Hits Two-Year Low

The share of homes sold above asking price declined each month in the second half of 2018 – and December saw the biggest month-over-month drop since at least 2012 – another sign of the slowing...

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Jan 30, 2019
Zillow Prize
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Your Zestimate is about to get even more accurate. And it’s all because of Zillow Prize. In this global competition, thousands of data scientists came together to improve our algorithm for determining home values — but only one team took home the $1M.
Jan 30, 2019
Zillow Awards $1 Million to Team that Built a Better Zestimate

After nearly two years of competition among more than 3,800 teams from 91 countries, today Zillow awarded the $1 million Zillow Prize in the contest to improve the accuracy of the Zestimate. The...

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Jan 29, 2019
More Than a Third of Home Buyers Now Make More Than $100,000

Home buyers have long earned more than twice as much money, on average, as renters -- a gap that's remained relatively stable for more than a decade. But a new Zillow® analysis shows buyers are...

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Jan 24, 2019
Home Value Appreciation Slowed in Most Major Markets

Annual home value growth slowed in more than half of the nation's largest housing markets since this time last year, according to the December Zillow® Real Estate Market Reporti. Seattle and San...

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Jan 22, 2019
Bold Color Schemes, Farmhouse Chic Elements Fall from Style in 2019

A modern aesthetic, with clean and simple industrial materials, leads 2019's interior design trends, according to the Zillow® Home Trend Forecast. Organic and handmade elements like natural wall...

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Jan 17, 2019
Price Cuts on New Construction Homes Becoming More Common

Home shoppers may be able to find a better deal on a new construction home than they could a year ago. A new Zillow® analysis finds that price cuts were more common in the fourth quarter of 2018...

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Jan 17, 2019
Zillow Offers Coming to Miami, Twin Cities, Nashville, Orlando and Portland in 2019

In 2019, home sellers in Miami, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Nashville, Orlando and Portland will be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home....

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Jan 15, 2019
Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat Up in 2019

The hottest housing market this year will be San Jose, California, according to Zillow®, the second year in a row that Silicon Valley earns that distinction even as the winds are gradually...

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Jan 14, 2019
Zillow Offers Launches in Raleigh; Home Sellers Can Now Request Cash Offer from Zillow

Starting today, home sellers in Raleigh, N.C. can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Raleigh is the second North Carolina market, after Charlotte, where...

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Jan 10, 2019
Zillow Prize
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Zillow to Award $1 Million Prize for an Improved Zestimate Later This Month
Jan 10, 2019
Zillow to Award $1 Million Prize for an Improved Zestimate Later This Month

After almost two years and submissions by nearly 4,000 teams, the results are in. On January 30, 2019, Zillow will reveal the winner of the $1 million competition to improve the accuracy of the...

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Jan 10, 2019
Interest Rates More Severely Impacting Home Values but Not First-Time Buyers, According to Experts

Home values have become more sensitive to changing mortgage interest rates as rates climb back toward historic norms. Years of rates near historic lows have kept monthly payments manageable even...

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Jan 9, 2019
First-Time Buyers Earn $30,000 More Than Their Peers Who Didn't Buy a Home

Buying a home is one of the most expensive transactions most Americans will make in their life, and breaking into the housing market can be especially difficult for first-time buyers. A new...

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Jan 8, 2019
Unpaid Federal Workers Owe $438 Million in Mortgage and Rent Payments This Month

The effects of the federal government shutdown on the housing market are wide-ranging and personal -- unpaid workers still have to pay their mortgage or rent, while aspiring homeowners might see...

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Jan 3, 2019
California Captured One-Third of the National Housing Recovery

The U.S. housing market is more valuable than ever, worth a cumulative $33.3 trillion in 2018. Since the market hit its lowest point in 2012, it has gained $10.9 trillion in value, and is now...

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Dec 27, 2018
Rising Mortgage Rates Take Big Bite out of Buyers' Budgets

Home-value growth is slowing, price cuts are more common and for-sale inventory is up. Sounds like relief is imminent for home buyers, right? Not so fast. Mortgage rates have been steadily...

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Dec 20, 2018
Housing Inventory Grows for Third Straight Month

After nearly four years of annual declines in inventory, the number of homes for sale has now increased year-over-year for three straight months, according to the November Zillow® Real Estate...

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