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Mar 17, 2016
Zillow Hosting Tech Volunteer Fair in Seattle on May 19

Today, Zillow announced it will host a Tech Volunteer Fair in its Seattle office on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Tech Volunteer Fair will connect local Seattle nonprofits with technology...

Mar 9, 2016
Negative Equity Continues to Weigh Down Housing Markets, Limiting New Inventory

Fewer homeowners were underwater as the negative equity rate fell to 13.1 percent in the United States, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Reporti. But more than 820,000...

Mar 2, 2016
Zillow Reveals Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price; Launches Best Time to List Tool for Sellers

Determining the right time to put a home on the market often tops the list of concerns for sellers – as it should, since timing can influence the final sale price of each home significantly,...

Mar 1, 2016
Millennials and Non-White Americans Most Likely to Associate Homeownership with the American Dream

Millennials and people of color are most likely to associate homeownership with the American Dream, according to the latest Zillow® Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI)i. Among people 18-34 years old,...

Feb 23, 2016
Low Inventory Limits Options for Home Buyers Across the Country

As the home shopping season approaches, lack of inventory continues to limit choices available to potential buyers, putting a strain on markets across the country. Home shoppers had 8.6 percent...

Feb 17, 2016
Experts: Slowdown in Undocumented Immigration Drives Up Housing Costs

More than half of the experts surveyed in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations (ZHPE) Survey said the continued decline of undocumented immigration in the U.S. will drive up construction...

Feb 16, 2016
Zillow Launches Video Walkthroughs on For-Sale Listings

Today, Zillow® introduces video walkthroughs on for-sale listings, providing home buyers with a new and more immersive way to envision themselves in a home. Video walkthroughs are short videos...

Feb 15, 2016
Zillow Launches New National Ad Campaign, "Home"

Zillow®, the leading real estate information and home-related marketplace today launches a new national advertising campaign, "Home." The campaign features real people sharing their own personal...

Feb 4, 2016
Buying Beats Renting in Less Than Two Years, But Millennials Still Have Reason to Rent

Home buyers in Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. have to stay in a home for at least three years to break even on a home purchase, and buyers in the Bay Area would have to stay nearly that...

Feb 3, 2016
Zillow Adds Community Pillar and Income Restricted Properties to Rental Search

Today, Zillow announced the addition of a new search filter to the rental search experience, "Community Pillar and Income Restricted", which bring a new way for renters who qualify as low-income...

Jan 29, 2016
As Trends Shift, Urban Home Values Outpace Those in the Suburbs

Urban home values are outpacing the value of homes in the suburbs in most top-tier metros, as city life gains popularity and high-end condos fill the sky in Boston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and...

Jan 25, 2016
Homes Near Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Stores Appreciate Faster

Your local grocery market has a lot to do with what happens in your local housing market, according to a new analysis by Zillow featured in the paperback edition of Zillow Talk: Rewriting the...

Jan 22, 2016
Zillow: Rents to Flatten in 2016

Rent appreciation will level off over the next 12 months, slowing to an annual rate of 1.1 percent by December 2016, according to the new Zillow® Rent Forecasti. The national Zillow Rent Indexii...

Jan 12, 2016
Zillow Names Hottest Housing Markets for 2016

Today, Zillow® announced its predictions for the ten hottest housing markets in 2016. Topping the list is Denver, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth, all of which are major tech towns –...

Dec 30, 2015
U.S. Home Values Gained $1.1 Trillion, Renters Paid Record $535 Billion in 2015

The value of all homes nationwide grew $1.1 trillion in 2015, and is expected to end the year at $28.5 trillion total. The value of the entire housing stock grew 4.1 percent over the past year,...

Dec 29, 2015
Donald Trump Voted Worst Celebrity Neighbor in 2015; Taylor Swift Named Most Desirable Neighbor for 2016

Americans would most like to be neighbors with the singer-songwriter and pop sensation Taylor Swift in 2016, according to the ninth annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi. Republican...

Dec 17, 2015
Art Deco-Inspired Patterns, Wool Rugs and Encaustic Tiles Named Top Home Design Trends for 2016

Today, Zillow Digs® announced the top home design trends for 2016 and the three soon-to-be forgotten fads of 2015. Art deco-inspired patterns, wool rugs and encaustic tiles are among some of the...

Dec 15, 2015
Despite Looming Interest Rate Hike by U.S. Federal Reserve, Majority of Current Home Shoppers Still Plan to Purchase

This week the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nine years, but the impact on potential home buyers' behavior will be minimal, according to a new Zillow®...

Dec 15, 2015
Zillow Launches "Price This Home"; New Feature Lets Home Sellers Create a Custom Home Value Estimate

Today, leading real estate and home-related marketplace Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z, ZG) launched Price This Home, a new tool that enables home sellers to create a custom, private value estimate for their...

Dec 9, 2015
San Francisco, L.A., Boston Top Experts' List of Potential Bubble Markets

A third of the experts surveyed in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey said the San Francisco housing market is in a bubble, and another 20 percent believe the market is at-risk for...

Dec 3, 2015
Negative Equity Still a Drag on the U.S. Housing Market

The U.S. negative equity rate continued to drop in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Zillow® Negative Equity Report.i Nationally, 13.4 percent of homeowners owe more on their mortgage...

Nov 30, 2015
Zillow: Lack of Affordable Options Will Drive First-Time Buyers Out to the Suburbs in 2016

Deteriorating housing affordability will drive 2016 housing trends. A lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable,...

Nov 24, 2015
One in Three Regret DIYing a Home Improvement Project

Three quarters of homeowners completed a do-it-yourself ("DIY") project in the past three years. However, nearly 40 percent of them wish they hadn't, according to a new survey from home design...

Nov 20, 2015
More Rental Supply Helps Ease Rents

Newly built apartment buildings are finally opening for new residents and slowing the rate of rental appreciation across the country, but rents are still rising much faster than the historical...

Nov 11, 2015
Down Payments Posing a Roadblock for Renters to Become Owners

Paying for a mortgage is still more affordable than renting in the U.S., but saving enough money for a down payment has become increasingly difficult for first-time buyers, especially in markets...

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