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  • Zillow is now a mortgage lender, launches Zillow Home Loans

    Rebrands Mortgage Lenders of America to carry Zillow name
    Zillow has owned a mortgage company for approximately six months, having purchased Mortgage Lenders of America in November 2018, but now, the online real estate giant has truly become a mortgage lender as well. Zillow announced Tuesday that it is launching its own mortgage lending operation, which it is calling Zillow Home Loans.
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  • [Pulse] Zillow execs swap seats in blatant bid to redeem investors' confidence

    Investors know they can count on Barton in turmoil
    Zillow Group announced less than two weeks ago the return of Rich Barton to replace Spencer Rascoff as CEO of the online real estate titan amid the company's audacious pivot into mortgage lending and real estate flipping. The move is a transparent plan to calm investor nerves as the company embarks on its next phase of growth.
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  • Zillow replaces CEO Spencer Rascoff with original CEO Rich Barton

    Rascoff steps down after leading company since 2010
    In what can only be categorized as a shocking development, Zillow Group announced Thursday that Spencer Rascoff is stepping down as the company’s CEO, a position he’s held since 2010. Rascoff, who helped found Zillow, took over as CEO in 2010 for Rich Barton, who served as the company’s first CEO and is also a co-founder. And Zillow isn’t looking too far to find Rascoff’s replacement, as the online real estate giant announced that Barton is returning to serve as CEO again.
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  • Zillow awards $1 million prize for making Zestimates more accurate

    Claims contest winners’ algorithm improves Zestimate accuracy
    The Zestimate that appears on every listing on Zillow is about to get a little closer to the expected sales price of a house, and all the online real estate giant had to do is give away more than $1 million. But Zillow is hardly chalking this exercise up as a loss. Just the opposite, in fact.
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  • Zillow to begin buying houses in California, North Carolina

    Expands direct buyer business to Riverside, California and Charlotte, North Carolina
    It seems to be all about expansion these days for Zillow. The online real estate giant recently got into the mortgage business with its acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America. Zillow has also been growing its direct buyer business, Zillow Offers, wherein the company is buying houses directly from sellers then lists the home for sale. And the company will soon be buying houses in California and North Carolina.
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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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  • Zillow to pay $6 million to settle alleged labor violations

    Accused of failing to provide meal and rest breaks, overtime pay
    Zillow Group will pay as much as $6 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused the company of violating federal labor laws, the online real estate giant announced Monday. The lawsuit accused the company of allegedly failing to provide meal and rest breaks, failing to pay overtime and failing to keep accurate records of employees' hours worked for “certain inside sales consultants.”
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  • Zillow partnering with Facebook to increase real estate agents' reach

    Listing information can now be targeted to specific Facebook users
    In a move that shows how much better companies are getting at reaching their desired audiences no matter where they are, Zillow announced a partnership this week with Facebook that will allow Realtors and real estate agents to target potential homebuyers directly on their Facebook feed.
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  • Zillow: We just dramatically improved Zestimate accuracy

    Updates algorithm powering proprietary property value tool
    For years, the accuracy of Zillow's Zestimate, the property value estimation tool that appears on every listing on Zillow, sometimes stood as a source of contention for real estate professionals and consumers alike. But now, Zestimates are about to get way more accurate, Zillow claims.
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