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Dec 13, 2016
Purchase Loan Activity Remains Strong Despite Rising Rates

Mortgage rates have surged after Donald Trump's presidential win, rising to the highest levels seen since July 2015. Despite the largest weekly rate increase since 2013, purchase mortgage requests...

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Dec 7, 2016
Zillow Group Signs White House Equal Pay Pledge

SEATTLE, December 7, 2016 – Zillow Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: Z and ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, today announced...

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Dec 6, 2016
Experts: Short-Term Home Rentals Have Little to No Impact on Housing Affordability

Nearly all housing experts surveyed last month in Zillow's quarterly survey agreed short-term home rentals like those offered on Airbnb® and HomeAway® do not have a meaningful and large[i]...

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Nov 30, 2016
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Nov 30, 2016
Santa's Home is Now on Zillow

Today, Zillow announces that one of the most famous homes in the world -- Santa Claus' North Pole house -- is now on Zillow. With a Zestimate® home valuei of $656,957, Santa's home is one of the...

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Nov 29, 2016
Experts Predict Housing Market Will Soon Favor Buyers

U.S. home values are up over 6 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Indexi (ZHVI) of $191,200, according to the October Zillow® Real Estate Market Reportsii. Home values across the...

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Nov 22, 2016
Trump Policies Could Affect New Housing Costs as New Buyers Enter the Market in 2017

In 2017, recent trends will reverse course as the housing market's economic recovery enters a new stage. Renting will become more affordable, more Americans will drive to work, and the...

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Nov 15, 2016
Cities with Large Carbon Footprints are Hot Spots for Energy Saving Home Tech

Cities with some of the largest carbon footprints are also hot spots for energy-efficient home technology, according to a new Zillow® analysis[i]. California cities top the list for...

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Nov 14, 2016
Zillow Launches Video Walkthroughs on Rental Listings

Today, Zillow® introduces video walkthroughs on rental listings, providing renters with a new and more immersive way to envision themselves in a home. Video walkthroughs are short videos that...

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Nov 3, 2016
Black and Hispanic Applicants Twice as Likely to be Denied Mortgages

White and Asian borrowers are more likely to be approved for a conventional loan than black or Hispanic borrowers, according to the latest federally released data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure...

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Oct 31, 2016
Most Home Buyers Keep Their Options Open, Consider Renting Instead

In today's competitive housing market, most of those who moved recently considered both buying and renting while looking for a new place to live, according to the Zillow Group Report on Consumer...

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Oct 27, 2016
Nashville and Raleigh Ranked Most Popular Among Relocating Renters

Among large cities, Nashville, Tenn. renters are most likely to be moving there from another city, and San Jose, Calif. renters are most likely to be planning to leave, according to a new Zillow®...

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Oct 25, 2016
Buyers Can Expect 12 Percent More Fixer-Upper Homes For Sale Compared to 5 Years Ago

Rising home prices and tough buyer competition may be giving sellers more flexibility to list their home for sale "as-is" without needing to fix it up first. There are 12 percent more fixer-upper...

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Oct 20, 2016
Home Values Grow at Fastest Pace in Two Years

U.S. home values are up 5.5 percent over the past year according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Reportsi. This is the fastest pace of appreciation in more than two years. The median...

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Oct 18, 2016
Millennials Driving Housing Market

Half of today's U.S. home buyers are under 36 and reflect an increasingly racially diverse middle class, according to the first annual Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends. As the U.S....

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Oct 12, 2016
Philadelphia Named Best City for Trick-or-Treating

The City of Brotherly Love earned the top spot on Zillow's Trick-or-Treat Index for 2016, which identifies the best cities and neighborhoods for trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Zillow set out to...

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Oct 7, 2016
Zillow: West Coast Metros Will See Biggest Rent Increases Over the Next Year

Rents in the West's tech job centers are predicted to be among some of the fastest growing across the nation over the next year, according to the latest Zillow® Rent Forecasti for August 2016 to...

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Sep 22, 2016
Home Values Maintain Steady Growth, While Rents Slow Dramatically

U.S. home values are up 5 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Indexi (ZHVI) of $188,100, according to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Reportsii. Home values have been growing...

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Sep 15, 2016
Texas Rules Zillow's List of the Best Cities to Be a Kid

Today, Zillow announced its list of the best cities for kids[i] and Corpus Christi, Texas tops the list, followed up Madison, Wis. and Fort Worth, Texas. To compile the list, Zillow analyzed...

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Sep 15, 2016
Tuxedo Cabinets, Hidden Appliances and Wood Paneling Among Top Kitchen Trends for 2016

Tuxedo or two-toned painted cabinets, hidden appliances and wood paneling, like shiplap, are the biggest kitchen trends for 2016, according to the latest Zillow Digs® Home Trend Forecast, a...

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Sep 13, 2016
College Students Can Expect Highest Off-Campus Housing Costs in Palo Alto and Princeton, Lowest in St. Louis

Attending an elite university certainly has its benefits, but it's not without financial challenges, as 80 percent of the top 35 national universities named today on U.S News & World Report's Best...

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Sep 9, 2016
San Francisco Is One of the Most Popular Housing Markets Among Non-Residents

San Francisco is one of the most popular housing markets searched by non-resident home shoppers on Zillow, yet many locals are searching for homes outside of the area, according to a new Zillow®...

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Sep 1, 2016
Homeowner Confidence High, But Buyers Feel Discouraged by the Housing Market

Homeowners are feeling increasingly confident that now is a good time to sell a home, but renters are feeling uncertain they'll be able to afford to buy, according to the latest Zillow® Housing...

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Aug 31, 2016
Average Fixer-Upper Home Lists for 8 Percent Discount; Buyers Save Only $11,000 For Renovations

While a fixer-upper home may have an appealing price tag, the discount might not cover basic renovation costs. Fixer-upper homes list for just 8 percent less than market value, which for the...

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