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Reality star Nicole Richie wins in California real estate

Lists home for 83% higher than purchase price
Brena Swanson
Nicole Richie may be a top reality TV star, along with her singer husband Joel Madden, but she is also branching out into real estate. And it's in California, too.
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Zillow: Rents gallop past home values in April

Rents grew at 4% annually while home values saw 3% growth
Trey Garrison
Rents for residential housing in the United States grew at their fastest pace in two years in April, surpassing home values. There’s good news and bad news in this, and a growing gap to come. Want to know more?
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Zillow CEO: "We sell ads not houses"

Rascoff says Trulia brand is not disappearing
Ben Lane
Despite how it may look to a consumer, the Zillow Group family of websites, which include Zillow, Trulia, HotPads and StreetEasy, all help to sell houses but that’s not really their primary goal. For those who may think otherwise, “We sell ads, not houses,” Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff said Tuesday in a call with investors.
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Zillow posts revenue of $127.3 million in first quarter

Trulia acquisition costs drag down net income
Ben Lane
Zillow Group reported revenue of $127.3 million in the first quarter of 2015, with the costs of the executed acquisition of Trulia dragging down its net financial results.
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Realtor.com launches all-out offensive in war with Zillow

Brings Move, News Corp muscle into battle for $9B in ads and listings
Trey Garrison
Lawsuits and pulling listings were just border skirmishes. Move and the Realtor website — with the backing of News Corp — are pledging a whole new level of listings and ad warfare in the battle with Zillow Group. It’s a bold and expensive move. Will it pay off or is it a bridge too far?
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Zillow: Detroit’s housing status is “deeply troubling”

Is there any hope left for the city?
Brena Swanson
Detroit continues to stand out as a blip on the radar when it comes to America’s housing recovery, which should come as no surprise. And while the city does display some improvement, according to experts at Zillow, Detroit’s housing situation is not only stuck, it is deeply troubling.
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Judge tosses whistleblower letter, limits discovery in Zillow-Move suit

Motions to limit subpoenas, strike letter benefit Zillow in legal row
Trey Garrison
The judge’s decision in the battle between Zillow Group and Move over allegations of theft of trade secrets and unfair competitive actions are a legal setback for Move.
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Zillow: Mortgage lending tight, but not for long

Data shows 4Q14 credit more restricted
Brena Swanson
After loosening all year, credit standards began to tighten at the end of 2014. Yet the end of last year was also when the government started to announce a slew of new initiatives to expand the credit box. So what’s the future for mortgage lending right now?
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Case-Shiller: Home prices rise faster than expected

Annual growth rate for 20-city index accelerates to 5%
Trey Garrison
Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices that incorporate data through February 2015. But the housing industry has a long way to go. Here's why.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: FHFA g-fee, PMI shift too much or too little?

Clouds on housing finance horizon; Zillow/Move fight gets personal
Trey Garrison
Things are looking rough for housing with a sluggish start to the spring buying season, and that trickles all the way up to the outlook for agency MBS. Plus, Move takes off the gloves in its ads, and the industry reacts to recent FHFA moves. Read on.
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