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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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Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
Trey Garrison
A new filing in the ongoing lawsuit between Zillow and Move names the anonymous whistleblower: the former Zillow Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Want more? Read on.
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Attention lenders: Zillow Mortgages are now available on Trulia

Integration of Zillow and Trulia takes another step forward
Ben Lane
Zillow Group’s transition from two sites with two different operating structures into one unified operation took a big step forward Thursday, when the Zillow Group announced that Zillow Mortgages is now available on Trulia.
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Canaccord lowers Zillow target to $115; Barclays lowers to $95

Analysts: Short-term distractions shouldn’t take away from explosive potential
Trey Garrison
Canaccord Genuity has lowered its target for Zillow Group to $115 from $125, while Barclays is saying $95, both citing concerns raised in an investor call Tuesday over the weakness from the recently acquired Trulia. But that's not the whole story.
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Court seals letter from anonymous whistleblower in Zillow lawsuit

Zillow: Letter full of false and misleading claims
Trey Garrison
The battle over trade secrets between Zillow and Move took an ironic turn Tuesday, with the judge saying the anonymous source letter filed by Move and NAR contained and violated Zillow’s trade secrets.
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Zillow CEO: 2016 can’t come quickly enough

Rascoff calls 2015 a “year of transition;” stock plummets on revenue projection
Ben Lane
In the months since Zillow first announced its plans to acquire Trulia, a chorus of industry observers questioned how quickly the once-fierce competitors would be able to integrate their businesses. According to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, 2015 is a "year of transition" and that 2016 "can't come quick enough."
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Move: Anonymous whistleblower appears to confirm fears of data theft by Zillow

New court filing alleges rampant misappropriation of trade secrets
Ben Lane
Move and the National Association of Realtors appear to have just dropped a bomb on Zillow, saying in a court filing that it received a letter from an anonymous whistleblower who "appears to confirm" their belief that Errol Samuelson, now the chief industry development officer for Zillow, stole “multiple documents and entire databases” when he worked at Move, and that Zillow is using the stolen information, and is hiding evidence on non-Zillow electronic services.
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Zillow: Homebuying pays off quickly

Hurdles to buying continue to dog renters
Trey Garrison
Many U.S. homebuyers can break even in less than two years if they buy a home instead of renting it, but financial barriers and preference are big factors in the decision to continue renting, according to Zillow.
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