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  • The last domino: Zillow is getting into the mortgage business

    First homebuying, now lending
    The dramatic reshaping of Zillow’s place in the real estate ecosystem is about to take a giant step forward, as the online real estate behemoth announced Monday that it is getting into the mortgage business. To power its expansion into mortgages, Zillow is buying Mortgage Lenders of America.
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  • Zillow bringing its direct homebuying program to Denver

    Second expansion this summer
    For the second time in less than a month, Zillow is expanding its direct homebuying program. Last month, the online real estate giant announced that it is planning to bring its direct buyer program to Atlanta. Now, the company is expanding again, announcing Wednesday that it is also planning to begin directly buying houses from sellers in the Denver area.
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  • Zillow expanding direct homebuyer program to Atlanta

    Home sellers in Atlanta will soon be able to sell directly to Zillow
    Homeowners in Atlanta will soon have a new outlet when it comes time to sell their house – Zillow. Beginning in the fall of this year, Atlanta homeowners will be able to sell their home directly to Zillow, if they so choose. The move into Atlanta is an expansion of Zillow’s direct buying program, Zillow Offers, which the company launched earlier this year.
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  • Zillow CFO Kathleen Philips to retire

    Will continue to serve as chief legal officer through 2018, will transition to retirement in 2020
    Zillow announced Monday that Kathleen Philips, who serves as the company’s chief financial officer and chief legal officer, is retiring from her role as CFO at the end of May. Philips, who joined the company as general counsel in 2010, will step down as CFO and continue to serve as chief legal officer through the end of 2018 and transition toward retirement in 2020.
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  • Gamechanger: Zillow to begin buying and selling houses

    Follows lead of Redfin and other direct homebuyers
    Nearly one year ago, Zillow shook up the real estate industry when it announced that it was getting into the home selling business by launching “Zillow Instant Offers.” As it turns out, that was just the beginning. Zillow announced Thursday that it will begin buying homes and selling homes directly to and from homeowners.
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  • Zillow just had its best quarter ever

    Sees record profit and revenue in third quarter
    There seems to be something about the third quarter that’s good for Zillow's business. Last year’s third quarter saw the company post its biggest profit ever – and its first quarterly profit since the fourth quarter of 2013. Since then, it's been three straight quarters back in the red for Zillow. But now that the third quarter has come around again, Zillow is back in the black, with another record-breaking quarter.
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  • Zillow acquires New Home Feed, listing service for new homes

    Zillow says acquisition will improve quality of sites’ new home listings
    Zillow Group, seeking to improve the quality of its websites’ new home listings, acquired New Home Feed, a listing management system that allows homebuilders to input, manage and syndicate their listings across the web. Tony Small, group vice president of emerging marketplaces at Zillow Group, said that acquiring New Home Feed is a “natural extension” for Zillow.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Zillow claims Zestimates now more accurate than ever

    Plus, the impact of Hurricane Harvey
    The real estate industry has long had its issues with the "Zestimate," the property value estimation tool that appears on every listing on Zillow. The difference between a property's Zestimate and the actual market price is often a source of contention. Well, Zillow claims it just made the Zestimate even better. Plus, the impact of Hurricane Harvey seems to be far worse than projected. All that, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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