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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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Dec 19, 2018
Zillow Offers Coming to Dallas in 2019

Home sellers in Dallas, Texas will soon be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers is a service for consumers to remove the...

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Dec 14, 2018
Millennial Home Buyers Most Likely to Put Less Than 20% Down

Saving for a down payment is the biggest hurdle to homeownershipi, and the size of that down payment sets the stage for the entire home shopping experience. It can make the difference between a...

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Dec 12, 2018
Zillow Offers Launches in Charlotte; Home Sellers Can Now Request Cash Offer from Zillow

Starting today, home sellers in Charlotte, N.C. can use Zillow Offers to request a cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers reduces the stress and uncertainty that typically go...

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Dec 11, 2018
Homelessness Rate Increases Faster in Least Affordable Rental Markets

Rising rents across the country are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation's least affordable markets. The U.S. Department of...

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Dec 11, 2018
Zillow Offers Coming to Riverside in Early 2019; Home Sellers Can Now Request Cash Offers from Zillow

Home sellers in Riverside, California will soon be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers is a service for consumers to remove...

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Dec 4, 2018
Zillow Announces Nine New Canadian Listing Partners

Zillow has more than doubled its agreements with brokers and franchisors in Canada. SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow®, the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the U.S.,...

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Dec 4, 2018
Amazon HQ2 Finalists Lead List of Housing Markets Expected to Overperform in 2019

A handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon's second headquarters – including Washington, D.C., one of the winners – are expected to see their home-value growth...

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Dec 3, 2018
The Redbud Group to Represent Zillow as it Buys and Sells Homes in Charlotte

Zillow today announced that The Redbud Group at Keller Williams SouthPark, a Charlotte, N.C. based brokerage, will represent Zillow in all of its transactions when Zillow Offers launches in...

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Nov 28, 2018
Zillow Predicts Housing Affordability Will Be Stretched, Amazon HQ2 Runner-Up Cities Will Prosper in 2019

The housing market is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but home shoppers looking for a more affordable buying environment in 2019 might be disappointed. Next year, Zillow expects mortgage rates to...

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Nov 26, 2018
Take a Peek Inside Santa's $765,000 Custom North Pole Home

Santa Claus' home and state-of-the-art toy workshop at the North Pole is currently worth an estimated $764,389 after gaining 7.6 percent in value over the past year, according to Zillow®. Santa...

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Nov 21, 2018
Good News for Home Shoppers: Inventory is Growing

After years of a competitive market characterized by the lack of homes for sale, inventory increased on an annual basis in October. There were 3 percent more homes for salei across the country...

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Nov 15, 2018
Student Debt Reduces Buyers' Budgets by Nearly $100,000

Carrying student debt, whether for themselves or someone else, limits potential home buyers' budgets by $92,440, leaving fewer homes on the market they can afford. The average monthly student debt...

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Nov 13, 2018
Rising Seas Threaten Hundreds of Thousands of Homes as Building Continues in At-Risk Areas

Some 386,000 U.S. homes today are likely to be at risk of regular flooding by 2050 because of sea-level rise from climate change, under a scenario of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, according...

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Nov 6, 2018
Recovery from the Housing Bust Can Vary Greatly Within Markets

In the decade since the housing bust, median home values have more than recovered in most of the nation's largest markets. But within nearly all those major markets there remains inequity --...

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Nov 5, 2018
Zillow to Expand Buying and Selling Homes in Houston

Home sellers in Houston will soon be able to use Zillow Offers to request a no-obligation cash offer from Zillow to buy their home. Zillow Offers is a service for consumers to remove the hassle...

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Nov 1, 2018
Families with Newborns Moved to Cheaper Housing Markets

Americans who moved in the past year tended to move into less-expensive housing markets, a trend that is magnified when looking at women with a newborn baby ­– and can mean a difference of more...

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Oct 30, 2018
Buyers Gaining Negotiating Power in Some Surprising Markets

After years of competitive bidding wars and rising prices, a Zillow® data analysis shows it might finally be a good time to buy a home in many U.S. markets. Zillow researchers looked at three...

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