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Home Prices Expected to Hit a Coronavirus Speed Bump in 2020

A report by Zillow predicts a sudden reversal for the housing market, which has been soaring in many places around the country ever since the worst of the financial crisis and housing market crash of the Great Recession.

May 7, 2020 - CNBC

Los Angeles in 1939, as determined by the  Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC).

Housing Discrimination Still a Vast Problem, Survey Finds

In a survey conducted last October, Zillow found that 27 percent of respondents believe they've experienced housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Alliance president Lisa Rice discusses why that is.

February 21, 2019 - Zillow Research

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Formerly Redlined Denver Neighborhoods Are Now Gentrification Hotspots

Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.

May 11, 2018 - The Denver Post

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Berkeley Mayor Condemns Legislation to Increase Housing Density by Transit

Mayor Jesse Arreguín's charges about permissible heights, demolition of rent-controlled housing and displacement that would result from Senate Bill 827 by Sen. Wiener are refuted in the Berkeleyside article, though the latter two have resonance.

February 5, 2018 - Berkeleyside


Home Ownership Subsidy Takes a $250,000 Hit in Final Version of Tax Bill

The current mortgage interest deduction is $1 million. The House version of the tax bill called for a $500,000 cap while the Senate left it untouched. They split the difference and capped it at $750,000. Congress is expected to pass H.R. 1 this week

December 20, 2017 - The New York Times

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The Year's Architecture Controversies Include Multiple Planning Crossovers

The list of the 12 most "memorable" and "outrageous" controversies in the field of architecture looks a lot like a list of controversies in the field of planning.

December 10, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

How Zillow's Approach to Data Reshaped the Real Estate Market

Zillow's chief analytics officer and chief economist offers insight into the company's approach to data, models, and the real estate market.

August 1, 2017 - ZDNet


McMansion Hell Blog in Legal Hot Water with Real Estate Site Zillow

[Updated June 29, 2017] It's been a mixed bag for viral sensation McMansion Hell. The same day as a feature video by The Washington Post, the news broke that the website is facing potential legal charges from real estate site Zillow.

June 27, 2017 - The Verge

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The Danger of Buying By the Sea

Zillow has released research on how many of the nation's homes may be underwater (literally) by the year 2100. Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Louisiana are at the highest risk.

August 26, 2016 - Zillow

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Zillow: Suburbs Becoming More Like Cities

According to the real estate website, urban home values are growing faster than those in the suburbs, bucking a longtime trend. This isn't exactly surprising, but it has serious social justice implications.

February 17, 2016 - Puget Sound Business Journal

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Report Finds Historically Unaffordable Rents

A new report from Zillow shows evidence of a deepening crisis in the rental housing market.

August 15, 2015 - Bloomberg Business

Working Toward Open Data for Building and Construction Permits

The potential of a standard, easily accessible data set tracking building and land use permits could completely change the way the public interacts with changes in their community.

August 5, 2015 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

2015: Year of the First-Time Homebuyer

New data released by online real estate marketplace Zillow suggests that 2015 will be a breakthrough year for first-time homebuyers.

December 2, 2014 - Zillow

America's Top Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

Once again, the fine people at the real estate web portal Zillow have assembled their top 20 cities for trick-or-treating. This year they've gone one step further and identified the top 5 neighborhoods in each city for enterprising candy collectors.

October 31, 2013 - Zillow

What Would You Pay for America's Most Important Home?

When President Obama sat with real estate website Zillow for an online discussion this week, he may have been surprised to see the site turn its appraisal eye on his current home. See how much they think the 132-room mansion he occupies would fetch.

August 9, 2013 - WTOP

Are These the Next 15 Hot Cities?

No, we're not talking about climate change - this list from Business Insider imagines which U.S. cities will be the best cities to live in in the future of 20 years from now.

June 27, 2012 - Business Insider

Housing Prices Fall Lower; Worse Than Great Depression

The decline in housing prices during the Great Depression of the thirties peaked at a average loss of 25.9%. In November of last year, the current decline ticked past that landmark to hit 26%.

January 12, 2011 - The San Jose Mercury News

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