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  • Zillow pilots app for self-guided house tours

    Makes headway in iBuying space with app that puts consumers in control
    Zillow is testing a mobile app that enables users to tour a house for sale without the need for agent or an appointment. The app puts the control in the hands of the consumer, and it's part of Zillow's continued effort to make headway in the iBuying space. Tour it Now provides users directions to the property, unlocks the doors when they arrive, and allows them the opportunity to tour the house on their own time.
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  • These are the best housing markets for first-time buyers

    Zillow ranked metros based on home value, appreciation and more
    Purchasing the perfect home can be difficult, especially for those navigating the housing market for the first time. Luckily, a new report by Zillow reveals the country's top housing markets for first-time buyers, measuring factors like home value, home appreciation, wealth and inventory. Find out which markets made the cut.
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  • Zillow: Rent growth hits a 10-month high in February

    U.S. median rent reaches $1,472, adds extra $400 in expenses for average renter
    While the housing market continues to experience a slowdown in home sales and price appreciation, new data from Zillow suggests the rental market is heating up. But Zillow Economist Jeff Tucker warns this sudden spark could soon go dim.
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  • Zillow slapped with $60 million lawsuit over hacked listing of Bel Air mansion

    Seller sues listings giant for negligence after hackers post false sales info
    Zillow Group is facing a $60 million lawsuit for negligence after a listing on its site was hacked last month. The listing – for a $150 million property in Bel Air, California – was hijacked by someone using a Chinese internet protocol address who posted false sales information about the property, which the seller says inflicted damage by dramatically corrupting the listing price.
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  • New home sales rise 3.7% in December, signaling promising spring home buying season

    But level still remains 2.4% below 2017 levels
    New home sales rose 3.7% in December 2018, according to the latest report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale said some housing indicators, such as mortgage applications and pending home sales, are starting to show signs of life, suggesting that some thawing could be ahead as we approach spring home buying season.
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  • These are the most affordable rental markets

    Majority of top affordable metros located in inland markets
    A new report by Zillow reveals the country’s most affordable rental markets, measuring affordability by the amount of income that renters need to set aside for monthly payments. According to the company's research, these are the five most affordable rental markets.
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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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