Zillow Advice RSS: Guide,All Real Estate Advice Topics, http://www.zillow.com/advice/United-States%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B%253B/all/guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Zillow 2014 MBA Florida Conference Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-MBA-Florida-Conference-Sweepstakes/4363/ <wikipage><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>ZILLOW&reg; 2014 MBA &ndash; FLORIDA - CONFERENCE SWEEPSTAKES</strong></p><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Official Rules</strong><br/></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion").&nbsp;&nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><br/><em>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</em></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--></p><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"CG Times \(WN\)";}</style><![endif]--><strong>Eligibility:&nbsp;</strong> The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the MBA National Secondary Market and Conference being held in New York, NY May 18, 2014 through May 21, 2014 (the "Conference") and (ii) who are personally in attendance during the prize drawing.&nbsp; If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you.&nbsp; Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win.&nbsp; The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/></p><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--></p><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"CG Times \(WN\)";}</style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--></p><p class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"CG Times \(WN\)";}</style><![endif]--><strong>How to Enter:</strong>&nbsp; Each person that leaves their business card at the Mortech&reg; booth at the Conference will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. One (1) entry per person. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Prize</strong>:&nbsp; One (1) winner will receive an Apple&reg; iPad&reg; Air. The approximate retail value (the "ARV") of the prize is $400. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Conference. The drawing will take place on May 21, 2014.&nbsp; The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Conference to claim their prize.&nbsp; The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an individual that is not present at the Conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize.&nbsp; If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.&nbsp; The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion.&nbsp; By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.&nbsp; Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.&nbsp; Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.&nbsp; Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.&nbsp; The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington.&nbsp; Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sponsor</strong>:&nbsp; Zillow, Inc. 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">Zillow and Mortech are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.<br/>Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.</p><br/><br/></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-MBA-Florida-Conference-Sweepstakes/4363/ 2014-03-26T22:43:00Z Zillow 2014 MBA Conference Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-MBA-Conference-Sweepstakes/4364/ <wikipage><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>ZILLOW&reg; 2014 MBA CONFERENCE SWEEPSTAKES</strong></p><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Official Rules</strong><br/></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion").&nbsp;&nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><br/><em>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</em></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><em><br/></em></strong><strong>Eligibility:&nbsp;</strong> The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the <strong>MBA National Secondary Market and Conference</strong><strong/>being held in New York, NY May 18, 2014 through May 21, 2014 (the "Conference") and (ii) who are personally in attendance during the prize drawing.&nbsp; If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you.&nbsp; Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win.&nbsp; The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>How to Enter:</strong>&nbsp; Each person that leaves their business card at the Mortech&reg; booth at the Conference will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. One (1) entry per person. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Prize</strong>:&nbsp; One (1) winner will receive an Apple&reg; iPad&reg; Air. The approximate retail value (the "ARV") of the prize is $400. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Conference. The drawing will take place on May 21, 2014.&nbsp; The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Conference to claim their prize.&nbsp; The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an individual that is not present at the Conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize.&nbsp; If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.&nbsp; The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion.&nbsp; By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.&nbsp; Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.&nbsp; Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.&nbsp; Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.&nbsp; The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington.&nbsp; Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sponsor</strong>:&nbsp; Zillow, Inc. 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <m:mathPr> <m:mathFont m:val="Cambria Math"/> <m:brkBin m:val="before"/> <m:brkBinSub m:val="&#45;-"/> <m:smallFrac m:val="off"/> <m:dispDef/> <m:lMargin m:val="0"/> <m:rMargin m:val="0"/> <m:defJc m:val="centerGroup"/> <m:wrapIndent m:val="1440"/> <m:intLim m:val="subSup"/> <m:naryLim m:val="undOvr"/> </m:mathPr></w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"CG Times \(WN\)";}</style><![endif]--></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">Zillow and Mortech are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.<br/>Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.</p><br/><br/><br/></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-MBA-Conference-Sweepstakes/4364/ 2014-03-26T22:38:00Z Zillow 2014 ABA Conference Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-ABA-Conference-Sweepstakes/4362/ <wikipage><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>ZILLOW&reg; 2014 ABA CONFERENCE SWEEPSTAKES</strong></p><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Official Rules</strong><br/></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion").&nbsp;&nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong><em><br/>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</em></strong></p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong><br/>Eligibility:&nbsp;</strong> The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the <strong>ABA Real Estate Lending Conference</strong><strong/>being held in Charleston, SC April 6, 2014 through April 8, 2014 (the "Conference") and (ii) who are personally in attendance during the prize drawing.&nbsp; If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you.&nbsp; Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win.&nbsp; The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>How to Enter:</strong>&nbsp; Each person that leaves their business card at the Mortech&reg; booth at the Conference will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. One (1) entry per person. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Prize</strong>:&nbsp; One (1) winner will receive an Apple&reg; iPad&reg; Air. The approximate retail value (the "ARV") of the prize is $400. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Conference. The drawing will take place on April 8, 2014.&nbsp; The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Conference to claim their prize.&nbsp; The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an individual that is not present at the Conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize.&nbsp; If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.&nbsp; The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion.&nbsp; By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.&nbsp; Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.&nbsp; Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.&nbsp; Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.&nbsp; The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington.&nbsp; Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sponsor</strong>:&nbsp; Zillow, Inc. 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101</p><p style="text-align: right;" class="MsoNormal">Zillow and Mortech are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc.<br/>Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.</p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"CG Times \(WN\)";}</style><![endif]--></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-2014-ABA-Conference-Sweepstakes/4362/ 2014-03-26T22:34:00Z Zillow For Pros Listing Photography Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes/4361/ <wikipage><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>ZILLOW&reg; FOR PROS LISTING PHOTOGRAPHY SWEEPSTAKES<br/></strong></div><div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Official Rules</strong><br/></div><br/><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion").&nbsp;&nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong><br/><br/><em><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong></em><br/><br/><strong>Eligibility:</strong> The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who&nbsp; are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions.&nbsp; If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you.&nbsp; Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win.&nbsp; The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><strong>Promotion Period:</strong> The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on February 18, 2014 and ends at 12:00 p.m. on March 11, 2014 (the "<strong>Promotion Period</strong>").&nbsp; Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<br/><strong><br/>How to Enter:</strong><br/><br/><strong>A. Initial Entry:</strong> In order to access the entry form you must "like" Zillow's Facebook&reg; page for real estate professionals, "Zillow for Pros," if you have not done so already. If you don't have an account on Facebook, you may create one free of charge at <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.facebook.com" nofollow="true">www.facebook.com</pagelink>. Once you "like" the Zillow for Pros Facebook page, open the "Enter to Win" tab on the page and provide all information requested in the registration/entry form. You will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the registration/entry form.<br/><strong><br/>B. Additional Entries:</strong> If you have already registered for the Promotion in accordance with the instructions set forth in Section A above, you may receive up to two (2) total additional entries into the Promotion as follows:<br/><br/><strong>1. Sharing on Facebook.</strong> During the Promotion Period, you may receive an additional one (1) entry into the Promotion by inviting other people to participate in the Promotion through Facebook by posting a link to your Facebook Wall ("Invitation Post") and having at least one person click on the link within the Invitation Post and successfully register for the Promotion as set forth in Section A above. The maximum number of additional entries you are eligible to receive under this "Sharing on Facebook"method, is one (1). The Invitation Post must remain valid and active until March 11, 2014 in order to qualify for the additional entry. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Use of Facebook will be subject to Facebook's privacy policy and terms of use.<br/><br/><strong>2. Twitter: Tweet about Promotion.</strong> During the Promotion Period, you may receive an additional one (1) entry into the Promotion by logging on to your Twitter&reg; account, set at non-private, and posting a Sponsor-provided Twitter share about the Promotion during the Promotion Period that includes the hashtag #ListingPhotoSweeps. You must have your Twitter account set to "public" in order for this entry method to be valid. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can create one at no cost at <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.twitter.com" nofollow="true">www.twitter.com</pagelink>. The maximum number of additional entries into the Promotion you are eligible to receive under this "Twitter: Tweet about Promotion" method, is one (1). The Twitter share must remain valid and active until March 11, 2014 in order to qualify for the additional entry. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. Use of Twitter will be subject to Twitter's privacy policy and terms of use.<br/><br/>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Facebook account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><strong>Prize:</strong> One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,500.00) that may be used towards a professional photo shoot of a favorite real estate listing. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00). All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner; and the prize winner will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/>Random Drawing: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<br/>March 25, 2014.&nbsp; The winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email by April 8, 2014. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification.&nbsp; The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse. <br/><br/>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize.&nbsp; If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.&nbsp; The prize is guaranteed to be awarded. <br/><br/><strong>General:</strong> Neither the Sponsor nor Facebook will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion.&nbsp; By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Facebook and each of the Sponsor's and Facebook's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.&nbsp; Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.&nbsp; Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.&nbsp; Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.&nbsp; The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington.&nbsp; Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. <br/><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> For a winner list, visit <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes">http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes/</pagelink> or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after April 8, 2014 and before April 8, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Listing Photography" Sweepstakes Winner List (Madison Slinker).&nbsp; To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes">http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes/</pagelink> or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Listing Photography" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Madison Slinker).&nbsp; Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage. <br/><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><br/>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.<br/><br/>Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. By entering this Promotion, Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Sponsor and not Facebook. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Facebook. <br/><br/>Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.<br/><br/>Confidentiality:&nbsp; Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.</wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-For-Pros-Listing-Photography-Sweepstakes/4361/ 2014-02-14T20:47:00Z Official Rules of 2014 Advertiser Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Official-Rules-of-2014-Advertiser-Sweepstakes/4360/ <wikipage><strong>ZILLOW&reg; 2014 SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES&nbsp;</strong><strong>Official Rules</strong><div><br/><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong><div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence) who have a user account on the Zillow website. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><div><strong>Promotion Period</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 12:01 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on January 1, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2014 (the "<strong>Promotion Period</strong>"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below (for mail-in entries), all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<br/><br/><div><strong>Entry</strong>: &nbsp;Zillow may send an email including a link to a survey to individuals who have either: (i) advertised goods and/or services on the Zillow website; or (ii) contacted an advertiser via the Zillow website (each, a "<strong>Zillow User</strong>"). Zillow Users who open the survey through the link provided in the email from Zillow will be entered into the Promotion upon completing the survey and clicking the "submit" button at the bottom of the survey during the Promotion Period. Alternatively, to enter without advertising on, or contacting an advertiser through, the Zillow website, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow user screen name, mailing address, e-mail address, and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Sponsor at: Zillow "2014 Survey" Sweepstakes, Zillow, Inc., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101, Attn: Tony Small. &nbsp; Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2014 and received by January 7, 2015 to be eligible. &nbsp;One (1) entry per person. &nbsp;Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. &nbsp;The prize winner will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their prize. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by January 15, 2015. &nbsp;The winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email by January 30, 2015. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>General</strong>: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.<br/><br/><div><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Official-Rules-of-2014-Advertiser-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after January 30, 2014 and before January 30, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2014 Survey" Sweepstakes Winner List (Tony Small). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Official-Rules-of-2014-Advertiser-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2014 Survey" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Tony Small). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.<br/><br/><div><strong>Sponsor</strong>: &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle WA 98101&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>Confidentiality: &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Official-Rules-of-2014-Advertiser-Sweepstakes/4360/ 2014-02-04T19:48:00Z How to Prepare Your Home for a Quick Sale http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Prepare-Your-Home-for-a-Quick-Sale/4359/ <wikipage><div class="editor-view-content rich-content"><p>Here are some tips from local real estate agents who consistently outperform the market:</p><strong><u>De-clutter and De-personalize your home:</u></strong>&nbsp; Look at your home through the eyes of a prospective buyer.&nbsp; Would you be interested in seeing somebody's wedding photos and kid's baseball picture?&nbsp; Or would you like to see how the space can be used and picture your belongings in the home?&nbsp; Removing the clutter opens up spaces such as countertops and shelving and lets the buyer use their imagination.&nbsp; Be strategic with your furniture.&nbsp; Pieces in corners tend to make rooms feel smaller.<br/><p><u><strong>Have your home ready <em>before</em> placing it on the market</strong>:</u>&nbsp; Walk the home with your agent prior to listing it on the market and make a punch list of things to be done before it hits the MLS.&nbsp; Research shows the activity of a house spikes when it is first listed, so it needs to be ready for that initial surge.&nbsp; If the home is not ready, most of those buyers will not be back to view it when it finally is.&nbsp; That's why it is essential to put your best foot forward from the get go.&nbsp; Remember, first impressions are typically lasting ones.</p><u><strong>Consider staging your home if you are moving before it sells</strong>:</u>&nbsp; A vacant home can feel cold and hollow to prospective buyers.&nbsp; Staging companies can add furnishings to homes to help add warmth and color for a reasonable fee.&nbsp; By placing furniture in your house you are showing buyers how space can be used and giving it a homey feel while still allowing them to picture how their belongings would look.&nbsp; The cost of staging a home is usually less than your first price reduction, and can be an effective tool in selling your home.&nbsp; As an added bonus, furniture helps hide blemishes in carpeting and on the walls.&nbsp;<br/><p><u><strong>Have your home inspected before placing it on the market</strong>:</u>&nbsp; Pre-inspections are becoming more and more popular with today's sellers.&nbsp; For a fee of around $300-$500, a licensed inspector will evaluate your home's major systems (electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, roof, etc).&nbsp; By having this prior knowledge, sellers have the chance to make repairs or modifications on their own terms and can alleviate any issues that may come up during a buyers inspection.&nbsp; Nobody's home is perfect, yet sellers are often blindsided by demands for costly repairs they didn't anticipate on systems they have never had issues with.&nbsp; Often times they feel stuck after possibly agreeing on a purchase price of less than they originally asked, then after having their home off the open market for 10-20 days once it's under contract being asked to make costly repairs or reduce the price even more.&nbsp; On the positive side, if systems show up as being in good working order after a pre-inspection, sellers can use this information as a marketing tool.</p><strong><u>Hire an experienced real estate agent:</u></strong>&nbsp; Do you feel comfortable being somebody's guinea pig?&nbsp; That's exactly how you'll feel if you make the wrong choice when selecting your agent.&nbsp; An experienced agent will have the knowledge necessary to give you the most leverage in the market.&nbsp; They will have performed enough transactions to anticipate any problems that may arise and know what it takes to sell a home in the most competitive of markets.&nbsp; Ask your agent questions such as how many transactions they performed last year, what their average time on the market was, what their sales price to list price ratios look like, and also for a list of references from <em>past clients.</em>&nbsp; If an agent is unable to answer these questions to your satisfaction, keep looking.&nbsp; Your home is too important to be somebody's "learning" experience.&nbsp;<br/><p><u><strong>Price your home to sell</strong>:</u>&nbsp; No matter what steps and precautions you take when selling your home, if it is overpriced <em>it will not sell!</em>&nbsp; Partner with your agent as much as possible when determining the price of your home and be realistic when setting the sales price.&nbsp; Sellers who actively participate in researching comps usually have better luck in moving their homes.&nbsp; An agent can show them how they come up with a price based off of prior sales and active listings and by being involved, sellers get a better feel for the marketplace.&nbsp; Ask to meet with your agent at his/her office so you can view history on the MLS with them.&nbsp; Overpricing on purpose and then counting on settling for the "real" price is setting yourself up for failure.&nbsp;</p><p><pagelink type="external" dest="https://plus.google.com/116010607353595760297/posts?rel=author" nofollow="false">By Diane Tuman</pagelink></p></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-to-Prepare-Your-Home-for-a-Quick-Sale/4359/ 2014-01-17T23:47:00Z Zillow Listing Outreach Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Listing-Outreach-Sweepstakes/4357/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW&reg; LISTING OUTREACH SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong><br/>Official Rules<br/></strong><div><strong><br/>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/></strong><div><strong><br/>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong><br/><div><br/><strong>Eligibility:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence): (i) who have previously submitted an inquiry with respect to a Zillow rental property located in Seattle or Philadelphia; and (ii) who were a tenant of a rental property located in Seattle or Philadelphia at the time that they submitted such inquiry to Zillow &nbsp;(each, individually, a "<strong>Zillow User,</strong>" collectively, "<strong>Zillow Users</strong>"). If you do not meet any of these requirements or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><div><strong>Promotion Period:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 12:01 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on January 13, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2014 (the "<strong>Promotion Period</strong>"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below (for mail-in entries), all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<br/><div><br/><strong>Entry:</strong> &nbsp;Zillow may send an email including a link to a survey to Zillow Users who have previously submitted an inquiry with respect to a Zillow rental property located in either Seattle or Philadelphia. Zillow Users who open the survey through the link provided in the email will be instructed to complete the survey (including providing the name and contact information for the Zillow User's landlord or property manager at the time that the Zillow User submitted the inquiry to Zillow) and click the "submit" button. Once the information provided in the survey is validated with the Zillow User's landlord or property manager at the time that the Zillow User submitted the inquiry to Zillow, the Zillow User will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion. One (1) entry per person per Promotion Period. Alternatively, to enter without submitting the inquiry to Zillow, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, e-mail address, and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Sponsor at: Zillow "Listing Outreach Sweepstakes", Zillow, Inc., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101, Attn: Carey Armstrong. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than the last day of a Promotion Period and received within seven (7) days after the last day of such Promotion Period to be eligible during that Promotion Period. One (1) entry per person per Promotion Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.<br/><div><br/><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;Twelve (12) winners will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is fifty dollars ($50.00). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><div><br/><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<div>February 14, 2014. &nbsp;The winners will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email by February 28, 2014. To claim a prize, winners should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<br/><div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.<br/><div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-Listing-Outreach-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after February 28, 2014 and before February 28, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "Listing Outreach Sweepstakes" &nbsp;Winner List (Carey Armstrong). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-Listing-Outreach-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "Listing Outreach Sweepstakes " Rules Request (Carey Armstrong). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.<br/><div><br/><strong>Sponsor</strong>: &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle WA 98101&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Confidentiality</strong>: &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-Listing-Outreach-Sweepstakes/4357/ 2014-01-16T22:33:00Z 2013 Lender Review Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2013-Lender-Review-Sweepstakes/4358/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW&reg; "2013 Lender Review" Sweepstakes&nbsp;<br/><br/></strong><div><strong>Official Rules<br/><br/></strong><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><br/></strong><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong><br/><div><br/><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who submitted a review during the Promotion Period (defined in the next paragraph) on a mortgage lender participating in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><div><strong>Promotion Period:</strong> &nbsp;There will be four (4) Promotion Periods (unless the Promotion is amended or terminated at Sponsor's sole discretion) as follows:<div>(1) &nbsp; &nbsp;From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on January 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2013;<div>(2) &nbsp; &nbsp;From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on April 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2013;<div>(3) &nbsp; &nbsp;From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on July 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2013; and<div>(4) &nbsp; &nbsp;From 12:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on October 1, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2013.<div>(each, individually a "Promotion Period"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below (for mail-in entries), all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win the respective prize.<br/><div><br/><strong>Entry:</strong> &nbsp;Visit the Zillow website, located at <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="http://www.zillow.com" nofollow="false">www.zillow.com</pagelink>, and complete and submit a review form relating to your experience with a mortgage lender who has an account on Zillow. Note that reviews are subject to the Zillow Good Neighbor Policy and the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Code of Conduct. If your review does not comply with these policies, or any other Zillow policies, Zillow may choose not to post your review, in which case you will not be entered into the Promotion. Alternatively, to enter without submitting a review on Zillow, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, e-mail address, and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Sponsor at: Zillow "2013 Lender Review " Sweepstakes, Zillow, Inc., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101, Attn: Andrea Smolin. Mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than the last day of a Promotion Period and received within seven (7) days after the last day of such Promotion Period to be eligible during that Promotion Period. Ten (10) entries per person per Promotion Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.<br/><div><br/><strong>Prize:</strong> &nbsp;One (1) winner from each Promotion Period will receive an Apple&reg; iPad&reg; (specific model and features selected at sole discretion of Sponsor) with an approximate estimated retail value of less than $500.00. Teleconnectivity not included. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><div><br/><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: A winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held no later than two (2) weeks after the last day of each Promotion Period. &nbsp;The winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email within four (4) weeks after the last day of the respective Promotion Period. To claim a prize, the winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. The prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<br/><div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.<br/><div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes">http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/</pagelink> or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope anytime between four (4) weeks after the last day of a Promotion Period and one (1) year after the last day after a Promotion Period, to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2013 Lender Review " Sweepstakes Winner List (Andrea Smolin). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes">http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Lender-Review-iPad-Sweepstakes/</pagelink> or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow "2013 Lender Review" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Andrea Smolin). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.<br/><div><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><div><br/><strong>Confidentiality:</strong> &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/corp/Privacy.htm" nofollow="false">http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm</pagelink>.<br/><br/><strong>Sweepstakes winners</strong>:&nbsp;Sean Castle, Krish Lakshminarayanan, Allyson Edwards and Ted Montague.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/2013-Lender-Review-Sweepstakes/4358/ 2014-01-16T17:59:00Z Recent Sales Sweepstakes Phoenix http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Phoenix/4351/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW'S&reg; PHOENIX RECENT SALES SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules<br/><br/></strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering Zillow's Phoenix Recent Sales Sweepstakes (the "Promotion").<br/> By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><strong><br/>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong><div><strong><br/>Eligibility:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed in the state of Arizona or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions within the state of Arizona. &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><div><br/><strong>Promotion Period:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on November 13, 2013 and ends at&nbsp;12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2013 (the "Promotion Period"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<div>How to Enter: &nbsp;In order to enter the Promotion you must first create a profile on Zillow, if you have not done so already. If you do not have a profile on Zillow, you may create one free of charge at www.zillow.com/agents/. Once you have created your profile, upload your recent real estate transactions for homes sold inside the greater Phoenix metropolitan service area and then provide all of the information requested on the registration form located at www.zillowrecentsales.com/phoenix. After uploading between 1 and 10 recent sales and completing the registration, you will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the entry form. If you have already uploaded between 1 and 10 real estate transactions in the greater Phoenix metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile prior to the start of this Promotion, you can simply complete the registration form and click submit to receive an entry into the Promotion. You may receive additional entries into the Promotion by doing one or both of the following:<br/><br/><div>(1) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading more than ten (10) recent transactions in the greater Phoenix metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.<br/><br/><div>(2) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading a headshot to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Mail-In Entry:</strong> Alternatively, to enter the Promotion without uploading recent sales transactions or headshot to your Zillow profile, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, email address associated with your Zillow.com account and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Attn: Zillow's " Phoenix Recent Sales " Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry), 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101. &nbsp;Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 13, 2013 and received by December 19, 2013 to be eligible. &nbsp;You may submit up to three (3) mail-in entries and will receive one entry into the Promotion for each mail-in entry submitted.<br/><br/><div>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Zillow profile account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize:</strong> &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is five thousand ($5,000.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<div><br/><strong>Random Drawing:</strong> The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<div>December 26, 2013. &nbsp;The winner will be notified via the email address provided in the registration form by<div>January 9, 2014. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) business days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an affidavit of eligibility by a potential winner is not returned within three (3) business days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Phoenix/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after January 9, 2014 and before January 9, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Phoenix Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Phoenix/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Phoenix Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>Sweepstakes winner:</strong> Diane Byrne<br/><div><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<div><br/><strong>Confidentiality:</strong> By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor with future promotional offers. &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.<div><br/>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.<br/></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:09:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Phoenix/4351/ 2014-01-10T00:09:00Z Recent Sales Sweepstakes Jacksonville http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Jacksonville/4352/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW'S&reg; JACKSONVILLE RECENT SALES SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules</strong><br/><div><br/>Please read these Official Rules before entering Zillow's Jacksonville Recent Sales Sweepstakes (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<div><br/><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong><br/><br/><div><strong>Eligibility:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed in the state of Florida or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions within the state of Florida. &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><strong>Promotion Period:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on November 13, 2013 and ends at&nbsp;12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2013 (the "Promotion Period"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<div>How to Enter: &nbsp;In order to enter the Promotion you must first create a profile on Zillow, if you have not done so already. If you do not have a profile on Zillow, you may create one free of charge at www.zillow.com/agents/. Once you have created your profile, upload your recent real estate transactions for homes sold inside the greater Jacksonville metropolitan service area and then provide all of the information requested on the registration form located at www.zillowrecentsalesjacksonville.com. After uploading between 1 and 10 recent sales and completing the registration, you will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the entry form. If you have already uploaded between 1 and 10 real estate transactions in the greater Jacksonville metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile prior to the start of this Promotion, you can simply complete the registration form and click submit to receive an entry into the Promotion. You may receive additional entries into the Promotion by doing one or both of the following:<br/><br/><div>(1) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading more than ten (10) recent transactions in the greater Jacksonville metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.<br/><br/><div>(2) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading a headshot to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Mail-In Entry</strong>: Alternatively, to enter the Promotion without uploading recent sales transactions or headshot to your Zillow profile, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, email address associated with your Zillow.com account and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Attn: Zillow's " Jacksonville Recent Sales " Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry), 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101. &nbsp;Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 13, 2013 and received by December 19, 2013 to be eligible. &nbsp;You may submit up to three (3) mail-in entries and will receive one entry into the Promotion for each mail-in entry submitted.<br/><br/><div>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Zillow profile account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize:</strong> &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is five thousand ($5,000.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing:</strong> The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<div>December 26, 2013. &nbsp;The winner will be notified via the email address provided in the registration form by<div>January 9, 2014. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) business days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an affidavit of eligibility by a potential winner is not returned within three (3) business days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<div><br/>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Jacksonville/or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after January 9, 2014 and before January 9, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Jacksonville Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Jacksonville/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Jacksoville Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Sweepstakes Winner:</strong> Tracy Fendig<br/><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<div><br/><strong>Confidentiality:</strong> By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor with future promotional offers. &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.<br/><br/>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Jacksonville/4352/ 2014-01-10T00:08:00Z Recent Sales Sweepstakes Boston http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Boston/4350/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW'S&reg; BOSTON RECENT SALES SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules<br/></strong><br/><div>Please read these Official Rules before entering Zillow's Boston Recent Sales Sweepstakes (the "Promotion"). &nbsp;<br/><br/>By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><br/><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed in the state of Massachusetts or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions within the state of Massachusetts. &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><div><strong><br/>Promotion Period</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on November 13, 2013 and ends at&nbsp;12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2013 (the "Promotion Period"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<div><br/><strong>How to Enter:</strong> &nbsp;In order to enter the Promotion you must first create a profile on Zillow, if you have not done so already. If you do not have a profile on Zillow, you may create one free of charge at www.zillow.com/agents/. Once you have created your profile, upload your recent real estate transactions for homes sold inside the greater Boston metropolitan service area and then provide all of the information requested on the registration form located at www.zillowrecentsales.com/boston. After uploading between 1 and 10 recent sales and completing the registration, you will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the entry form. If you have already uploaded between 1 and 10 real estate transactions in the greater Boston metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile prior to the start of this Promotion, you can simply complete the registration form and click submit to receive an entry into the Promotion. You may receive additional entries into the Promotion by doing one or both of the following:<br/><br/><div>(1) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading more than ten (10) recent transactions in the greater Boston metropolitan service area to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.<br/><br/><div>(2) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;By uploading a headshot to your Zillow profile you will receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Mail-In Entry:</strong> Alternatively, to enter the Promotion without uploading recent sales transactions or headshot to your Zillow profile, clearly hand-print your full name, Zillow.com user screen name, mailing address, email address associated with your Zillow.com account and daytime phone number on a 3" x 5" card, and mail that card in a hand-addressed envelope to Attn: Zillow's " Boston Recent Sales " Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry), 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101. &nbsp;Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 13, 2013 and received by December 19, 2013 to be eligible. &nbsp;You may submit up to three (3) mail-in entries and will receive one entry into the Promotion for each mail-in entry submitted.<br/><br/><div>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Zillow profile account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize:</strong> &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is five thousand ($5,000.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<div>December 26, 2013. &nbsp;The winner will be notified via the email address provided in the registration form by<div>January 9, 2014. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) business days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an affidavit of eligibility by a potential winner is not returned within three (3) business days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Boston/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after January 9, 2014 and before January 9, 2015 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Boston Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Winner List (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Boston/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Zillow's "Boston Recent Sales" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Whitney Curry). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Sweepstakes winner:</strong> Edward Lyon<br/><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><br/><div><strong>Confidentiality:</strong> By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor with future promotional offers. &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.<br/><br/><div>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Recent-Sales-Sweepstakes-Boston/4350/ 2014-01-08T16:40:00Z Zillow for Pros Agent Vacation Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-for-Pros-Agent-Vacation-Sweepstakes/4349/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW&reg; FOR PROS AGENT VACATION SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules<br/></strong><br/><div>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/><br/><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who (i) have a personal user account on Facebook&reg;; (ii) are a follower of Zillow's Facebook account for real estate professionals, Zillow for Pros; and (iii) are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions. &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><div><strong>Promotion Period</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on November 7, 2013 and ends at&nbsp;12:00 p.m. on November 25, 2013 (the "Promotion Period"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<div><br/><strong>How to Enter</strong>: &nbsp;In order to access the entry form you must "like" Zillow's Facebook&reg; page for real estate professionals, "Zillow for Pros," if you have not done so already. If you don't have an account on Facebook, you may create one free of charge at www.facebook.com. Once you "like" the Zillow for Pros Facebook page: (a) open the "Enter to Win" tab on the Zillow For Pros page; or (b) if you are entering via mobile, open the URL located at http://zlw.re/AgentVacation. Once you open the entry page, provide all information requested in the entry form. You will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the entry form. You may receive additional entries into the Promotion by doing one or both of the following:<div><br/>(1) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Receive up to one (1) additional entry into the Promotion by Tweeting about the Promotion, including the hashtag #AgentVacation, using the "Share" Twitter&reg; button on the entry confirmation form..<div><br/>(2) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Share the Promotion on your Facebook account using the "Share" button on the entry confirmation form. Receive one (1) additional entry into the Promotion for each person that clicks on the shared Promotion link on your Facebook account and successfully registers for the Promotion in accordance with these Official Rules.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Facebook account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) that may be used towards the winner's vacation of choice. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is five thousand ($5,000.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by<div>December 6, 2103. &nbsp;The winner will be notified via the email address provided in the entry form by<div>December 20, 2013. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) business days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or an affidavit of eligibility by a potential winner is not returned within three (3) business days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General</strong>: Neither the Sponsor nor Facebook will be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Facebook and each of the Sponsor's and Facebook's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request</strong>: &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-for-Pros-Agent-Vacation-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after December 20, 2013 and before December 20, 2014 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Dream Vacation" Sweepstakes Winner List (Madison Slinker). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-for-Pros-Agent-Vacation-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Dream Vacation" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Madison Slinker). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Sweepstakes winner</strong>:&nbsp;Armand R. Roux&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>Sponsor</strong>: &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<div>Confidentiality: By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor with future promotional offers. &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.<br/><br/><div>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.<br/><br/><div>Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. By entering this Promotion, Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Sponsor and not Facebook or Twitter. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Confidentiality</strong>: &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-for-Pros-Agent-Vacation-Sweepstakes/4349/ 2013-12-17T00:43:00Z History of Mortgage Rates Infograph Disclaimer http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/History-of-Mortgage-Rates-Infograph-Disclaimer/4354/ <wikipage><p>Rates Prior to April 2008 are calculated from the Primary Mortgage Market Survey.<br/>Rates from April 2008 onward are calculated from Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.<br/><br/>Here is more information about the Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS)</p><p>Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey&reg; (PMMS&reg;) surveys lenders each week on the rates and points for their most popular 30-year fixed-rate, 15-year fixed-rate, 5/1 hybrid amortizing adjustable-rate, and 1-year amortizing adjustable-rate mortgage products. The survey is based on first-lien prime conventional conforming mortgages with a loan-to-value of 80 percent. In addition, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) products are indexed to U.S. Treasury yields and lenders are asked for both the initial coupon rate and points as well as the margin on the ARM products.</p><p>Since April 1971, Freddie Mac has surveyed lenders across the nation weekly to determine the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate; in 1984, the 1-year ARM was added to the survey and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was included beginning in 1991. In January 2005, Freddie Mac added a 5/1 hybrid ARM series to the survey. Currently, about 125 lenders are surveyed each week and the mix of lender types &ndash; thrifts, credit unions, commercial banks and mortgage lending companies &ndash; is roughly proportional to the level of mortgage business that each type commands nationwide.</p><p>The survey is collected from Monday through Wednesday and the results are posted on Thursdays. Average rates and points (and margin for ARMs) for each product are reported for the nation and the five Freddie Mac regions. The PMMS results are published extensively in the media, used in several government agency reports, and many other industry-related publications. For example, the Federal Reserve Board includes the average 30-year rate on its list of Selected Interest Rates (Statistical Release H.15) as the measure of conventional mortgage rates.</p><p>The Primary Mortgage Market Survey has evolved into the foremost reliable, representative source of regional and national mortgage rate trends and is relied upon by the mortgage industry and the public in gauging market conditions and evaluating mortgage loan options.</p><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/abtpmms.htm" nofollow="false">http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/abtpmms.htm</pagelink></p><p>Here is more information about Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Rates:</p><p>Rates displayed in Zillow Mortgage Marketplace rate charts and graphs are based on quotes for borrowers with a credit score over 720 who requested a conventional, fully-amortized loan for an owner-occupied, single family residence with a maximum loan-to-value ratio of 80% and a loan amount between $200,000 and $417,000.</p><p><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/mortgage-rates/" nofollow="false">http://www.zillow.com/mortgage-rates/</pagelink></p></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/History-of-Mortgage-Rates-Infograph-Disclaimer/4354/ 2013-12-10T20:06:00Z Zillow for Pros Agents Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-for-Pros-Agents-Sweepstakes/4332/ <wikipage><div><strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://rentalpro.www.zillow.com" nofollow="false">ZILLOW&reg; FOR PROS</pagelink> AGENTS SWEEPSTAKES&nbsp;</strong><strong>Official Rules<br/><br/></strong><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong><div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and who (i) have a personal user account on Facebook&reg;; (ii) are a follower of Zillow's Facebook account for real estate professionals, Zillow for Pros; and (iii) are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions. &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("<strong>Sponsor</strong>") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<br/><br/><div><strong>Promotion Period</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion starts at 9:00 a.m. (all times Pacific Time) on May 21, 2013 and ends at&nbsp;5:00 p.m. on June 14, 2013 (the "<strong>Promotion Period</strong>"). &nbsp;Except as otherwise expressly stated below, all entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.<br/><br/><div><strong>How to Enter</strong>: &nbsp;In order to access the entry form you must "like" Zillow's Facebook&reg; page for real estate professionals, "Zillow for Pros," if you have not done so already. If you don't have an account on Facebook, you may create one free of charge at www.facebook.com. Once you "like" the Zillow for Pros Facebook page, open the "Enter to Win" tab on the page and provide all information requested in the entry form. You will be entered into the Promotion one (1) time upon clicking to submit the entry form.<br/><br/><div>You may submit a maximum of one (1) entry into the Promotion. &nbsp;In the event that you submit more than one (1) entry into the Promotion, all entries into the Promotion may be eliminated and you may be disqualified from winning the prize, in Sponsor's sole discretion.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including without limitation inappropriate language. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register the Facebook account will be deemed to be the entrant registrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.<br/><br/><div><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a prize that includes the following: (a) one (1) event pass to Inman Agent Reboot 2013 in San Francisco, California on July 9, 2013; (b) one (1) full conference pass to Inman Connect 2013 in San Francisco, California July 10, 2013 through July 12, 2013; and (c) a check in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) that may be used towards round trip airfare and hotel accommodations to and in San Francisco, California for the nights of July 9, 2013 through July 12, 2013. &nbsp;The approximate retail value ("ARV") of the prize is three thousand two hundred forty-eight dollars ($3,248.00). &nbsp;All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner; and all Prize Winners will receive a 1099 tax form for the value of their Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held by&nbsp;June 21, 2013. &nbsp;The winner will be notified by U.S. mail and/or email by June 28, 2013. To claim a prize, winner should follow the directions in winner's notification. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) days following the date of attempted notification. Prize will be awarded within two (2) weeks after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>General:</strong> Neither the Sponsor nor Facebook will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases the Sponsor and Facebook and each of the Sponsor's and Facebook's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Winner List; Rules Request</strong>: &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-for-Pros-Agents-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after June 28, 2013 and before June 28, 2014 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Agents" Sweepstakes Winner List (Madison Slinker).<br/><br/>To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Zillow-for-Pros-Agents-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow For Pros Agents" Sweepstakes Rules Request (Madison Slinker). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Sponsor</strong>: &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><br/><div>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.<div>Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. By entering this Promotion, Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Sponsor and not Facebook. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Facebook.&nbsp;<div>Confidentiality: &nbsp;Information provided by you to participate in this Promotion is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.zillow.com/corp/Privacy.htm.<br/><br/>*****<br/><strong>Sweepstakes winner</strong>: Catherine Dean<br/></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Zillow-for-Pros-Agents-Sweepstakes/4332/ 2013-10-21T18:48:00Z Central Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Central-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4344/ <wikipage><div>ZILLOW&reg; CENTRAL FLORIDA SELECT AGENT SUMMIT SWEEPSTAKES<div>Official Rules<br/><br/><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the Zillow Central Florida Select Agent Summit in Orlando, Florida on August 29, 2013 (the "Summit"), both during the registration period and during the prize drawing; and (ii) are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions (each, an "Agent"). &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<div><br/><strong>How to Enter</strong>: &nbsp;Each Agent will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion upon arrival and registration at the Summit. &nbsp;One (1) entry per Agent. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.<div><br/><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<div><br/><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Summit (on August 29, 2013). &nbsp;The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Summit to claim their prize. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an agent that is not present at the conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<div><br/>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request</strong>: &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Central-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after August 29, 2013 and before August 29, 2014 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow Central Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes " Promotion Winner List (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Central-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow Central Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes" Rules Request (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Sweepstakes winner:</strong> James Belanger<br/><br/><strong>Sponsor</strong>: &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><br/><div>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Central-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4344/ 2013-09-12T22:07:00Z South Florida Premier Agent Summit Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/South-Florida-Premier-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4347/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW&reg; SOUTH FLORIDA PREMIER AGENT SUMMIT SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules</strong><div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.</strong><div><strong><br/></strong><div><strong>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.<br/></strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility</strong>: &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the Zillow South Florida Premier Agent Summit in Hollywood, Florida, on August 27, 2013 (the "Summit"), both during the registration period and during the prize drawing; and (ii) are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions (each, an "Agent"). &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. ("Sponsor") reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<div><br/><strong>How to Enter</strong>: &nbsp;Each Agent will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion upon arrival and registration at the Summit. &nbsp;One (1) entry per Agent. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.<div><br/><strong>Prize:</strong> &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<br/><br/><div><strong>Random Drawing:</strong> The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Summit (on August 27, 2013). &nbsp;The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Summit to claim their prize. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an agent that is not present at the conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>General:</strong> Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/South-Florida-Premier-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after August 27, 2013 and before August 27, 2014 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow South Florida Premier Agent Summit Sweepstakes " Promotion Winner List (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/South-Florida-Premier-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow South Florida Premier Agent Summit Sweepstakes" Rules Request (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<br/><br/><div><strong>Sweepstakes winner:</strong> Neil J. Lavikoff<br/><br/><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<div><br/>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/South-Florida-Premier-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4347/ 2013-09-12T22:06:00Z Tampa Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tampa-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4346/ <wikipage><div><strong>ZILLOW&reg; TAMPA FLORIDA SELECT AGENT SUMMIT SWEEPSTAKES</strong><div><strong>Official Rules<br/><br/></strong><div><strong>Please read these Official Rules before entering this promotion (the "Promotion"). &nbsp; By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.<br/></strong><strong><br/>NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.</strong><br/><div><strong>Eligibility:</strong> &nbsp;The Promotion is open only to individuals, who are legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant's state of residence), and (i) who are personally in attendance at the Zillow Tampa Florida Select Agent Summit in Tampa, Florida on August 28, 2013 (the "Summit"), both during the registration period and during the prize drawing; and (ii) are a real estate agent and/or broker duly licensed or similarly legally permitted to represent buyers and/or sellers in residential real estate sales/purchase transactions (each, an "Agent"). &nbsp;If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and Zillow, Inc. (<strong>"Sponsor"</strong>) reserves the right not to award prizes to you. &nbsp;Directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and Sponsor's advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to win. &nbsp;The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.<div><br/><strong>How to Enter:</strong> &nbsp;Each Agent will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Promotion upon arrival and registration at the Summit. &nbsp;One (1) entry per Agent. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason. The potential winner may be required to show proof of identification.<div><br/><strong>Prize</strong>: &nbsp;One (1) winner will receive a check in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00). All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.<div><br/><strong>Random Drawing</strong>: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries to be held at the Summit (on August 28, 2013). &nbsp;The winner will be notified in person and must be present during such drawing at the Summit to claim their prize. &nbsp;The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the entry drawn contains the name of an agent that is not present at the conference at the time of the drawing, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.&nbsp;<div><br/>The prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. &nbsp;If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. &nbsp;The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>General</strong>: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant's participation in the Promotion. &nbsp;By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. &nbsp;Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion. &nbsp;Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. &nbsp;Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. &nbsp;The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington. &nbsp;Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.&nbsp;<div><br/><strong>Winner List; Rules Request:</strong> &nbsp;For a winner list, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Tampa-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after August 28, 2013 and before August 28, 2014 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow Tampa Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes " Promotion Winner List (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://www.zillow.com/wikipages/Tampa-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/ or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Zillow Tampa Florida Select Agent Summit Sweepstakes" Rules Request (Attn: Keri McGhee). &nbsp;Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.&nbsp;<br/><br/><strong>Sweepstakes winner:</strong> Theresa Graham.<br/><br/><div><strong>Sponsor:</strong> &nbsp;ZILLOW, INC., 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101<br/><br/><div>Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Tampa-Florida-Select-Agent-Summit-Sweepstakes/4346/ 2013-09-12T22:05:00Z Avoid These Costly Mistakes Before Selling a Home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Avoid-These-Costly-Mistakes-Before-Selling-a-Home/1340/ <wikipage><p>You've decided to sell your home. You have advertisements paid for and buyers lined up at your door. You are ready to accept an offer and sell your home today! A piece of cake, right? Not so fast. You could end up losing the sale or even worse, get sued by an angry buyer who misunderstood what was advertised or what was said.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">1. &nbsp; Don't Sell Before You Get Qualified to Buy Your New Home</h3><br/><p align="left">If you signed a&nbsp;contract to sell your&nbsp;house before you&nbsp;were qualified to buy another, you're asking for trouble. Here's why: Your&nbsp;financial circumstances may have changed since your&nbsp;last purchase, and you might not be able to&nbsp;qualify for a loan, or you might not be able to&nbsp;sell at a price that allows you to buy&nbsp;the type of replacement house you&nbsp;want. You could end&nbsp;up renting or buying something that was far from ideal.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Before you decide to sell the house, get pre-approved by a lender you trust and research the housing market in the area where you wish to live so that you have a good idea how much it will take to buy a replacement. Make plans in case you have to move right away.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">2.&nbsp;&nbsp; Don't Guess Your Loan Payoff</h3><br/><p align="left">Check your mortgage payoff. Call your lender to check the payoff for your current home mortgage. Make sure there are no penalties written in your contract for early payoff. Some lenders have a <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-Are-Pre-Payment-Penalties">pre-payment penalty</pagelink> for paying off your loan to soon!</p><h3 align="left">&nbsp;</h3><h3 align="left">3.&nbsp;&nbsp; Don't Guess on the Sale Price of Your Home</h3><br/><p align="left">Determine your home's <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Fair-Market-Value">fair market value</pagelink>. Real estate agents will usually help you determine value as a courtesy, but you might take it a step further and order a <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Appraisal">fair market appraisal</pagelink>. Not an appraisal for the purpose of a full loan amount, but an appraisal for the true market value. There is a difference!</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Nothing loses potential buyers faster than an overpriced home. Then, when you lower the price it makes it look like you are getting desperate to sell. On the flip side, you don't want to lose money by selling too cheap. It might get you a fast sale, but&nbsp;you might miss out on several thousand dollars, too. Learn <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Pricing-Your-House-for-Sale">how to price your house for sale</pagelink> the right way.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">4. Don't Underestimate Your Closing Costs to Sell</h3><br/><p align="left">Don't forget to calculate the following items:</p><ul><li>Real estate commission, if you use an agency to sell.</li><li>Advertising costs, signs, other fees, if you plan to sell by owner.</li><li>Attorney, closing agent and other professional fees.</li><li>Excise/Gains tax for the sale, if applicable.</li><li>Prorated costs for your share of annual expenses, such as property taxes, home owner association fees, and utilities.</li><li>Any other fees sometimes paid by the seller (appraisals, inspections, buyer's closing costs, etc.).</li></ul><p align="left">Real estate agents deal with transactions every day and can give you a very close estimate of seller closing costs.</p><h3 align="left">&nbsp;</h3><h3 align="left">5. Don't Spend Earnest Money Given to You</h3><br/><p align="left">Don't assume the <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Earnest-Money">earnest money</pagelink> deposit is yours until the deal has closed and recorded. Also give the buyer a receipt. There are many stories about sellers who spent the deposit money prior to closing. When the transactions didn't take place for valid reasons -- such as financing or repair issues -- the buyers had to fight or sue for a refund.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Whenever possible, give the money to your broker or a neutral party who will hold the deposit for you until closing day and make sure your contract dictates what happens to the funds if the transaction doesn't close.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">6. Don't Let Your Emotions Take Over</h3><br/><p align="left">Keep a cool head during the entire selling process, especially during and after a home inspection. Be realistic and assume there will be issues. No home is perfect, especially older homes. It's not unusual to have to take care of some repairs yourself. Don't let the buyer's demand to do a small repair kill the deal.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><p align="left">On the other hand, don't commit to fixing anything in advance, unless you're sure you can handle it emotionally and financially. Decide what type of repairs you can realistically tackle, then stick with the decision. Some repairs can get out of hand and end up costing you big money.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">7. Don't Forget to Cancel or Switch Utilities &amp; Insurance</h3><br/><p align="left">That sounds simple, but you'd be surprised how many people forget to tell utilities they are moving or apply for utility service at their new home. Call the utilities and your insurance company as soon as you have a contract. Find out how many days lead time they need to switch or cancel, then get back with them when you have a firm closing date.</p><h3 align="left">&nbsp;</h3><h3 align="left">8. Don't Become Best Friends with the Buyer</h3><br/><p align="left">It's great to be friendly, but don't get into too many long discussions with the buyers, because personality conflicts often cloud judgments.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Remember, <em>this could be their new home</em>. You're no doubt excited about moving. But buyers will start second guessing--everyone does. A casual statement about "gettin' out while the gettin's good" might be enough innocent chatter to kill the deal.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">9. Don't Panic if the Appraisal Comes in Low</h3><br/><p align="left">At least not at first. There are some things you (and your agent) can do to correct the problem. Study your options.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">10. Don't Go It Alone</h3><br/><p align="left">Selling a home can be one of the most stressful things in your life. Answering calls, setting appointments, cleaning house, boxing up memories can be overwhelming for most. If you're working with an <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Listing-Agent">agent</pagelink>, it's the <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="What-a-Seller's-Agent-Does">agent's duty</pagelink> to track many of the day-to-day details that involve the buyers and taking phone calls. The paperwork required in a sale alone is enough to drive anyone over the edge.</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">11. Don't Ignore Inspection Requirements</h3><br/><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">Know what is expected of you and take care of it. For instance, a buyer getting an <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Federal-Housing-Administration-(FHA)">FHA</pagelink> loan will have an FHA inspector who may require some repairs to process the loan. That's something you may have to handle yourself if the buyer can't manage it. Answer inspector questions and provide required paperwork as quickly as possible--selling your home depends on it.</p><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">12. Don't Go to Closing Unprepared</h3><br/><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">Do not go to closing without your "<pagelink type="wikipage" dest="HUD-1-Statement">HUD Estimate</pagelink>" which is provided by your title company. It will outline your costs and will give you a good idea of how much money you will be getting or will need to bring at closing. Also, make certain you speak with your agent and/or title officer to get a more exact figure and to make sure no surprises have risen.&nbsp; Its always a good idea to choose your own title company, and get some quotes since title insurance is a large part of closing costs.</p><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">13. Don't Write an Offer For the Buyer</h3><br/><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">With the exception of <u>YOUR</u> Agent, do not write an offer for the buyer. The buyer should write the offer themselves or with the help of their agent. Hire your own agent whenever possible to protect your interests. Remember, a listing agent <u>WORKS FOR YOU.</u> So avoid letting your listing agent act as a limited broker who will become neutral to both sides.</p><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">14. Don't Show Your Home Unprepared</h3><br/><p style="text-align: left;" align="left"><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Clean-It-Up-Before-Selling">Get everything ready in advance</pagelink>, especially "eye-sores" or <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Home-Repairs-and-Touch-ups">any repairs that may scare buyers away</pagelink>. Get rid of any water leaks, stains, broken windows/doors, bad smells, etc. You don't want to lose a potential buyer. I've often sold a home to the first buyer on the first day!</p><p align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">15. Don't Follow Buyers Around When Showing</h3><br/><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">Whenever possible, don't be home when showing. If you're listing with a real estate agent, they'll often ask you to leave when the house is shown. Why? Because lurking sellers make buyers nervous--they don't feel comfortable inspecting the house when they feel they are intruding. It's easier for buyers to visualize the home being theirs when they have a chance to critique and discuss the home among themselves. If you must be home, try to stay out of the way and answer questions only if asked.</p><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">Unless there's a real reason for it, don't ask your agent to be present for all showings either. That's the kiss of death for showing activity. Other agents want privacy with their buyers and they don't usually have time to work around your agent's schedule.</p><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">&nbsp;</p><h3 align="left">16. Don't Waste Your Time With Non-Qualified Buyers</h3><p style="text-align: left;" align="left">Nothing wastes time worse than showing your home to someone who can't even buy it! I had a friend who spent two weeks preparing his home for a co-worker who wanted to buy his home. 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Check your local newspaper or its Web site for class schedules.</p><h3>Zillow Resources</h3><p><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/Glossary.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow glossary</pagelink>: So you'll know the difference between the Macs and the Maes (Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and FHA).<br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/heatmaps/CityHeatMaps.htm" nofollow="false">Zestimate city heat maps</pagelink>: Before you start shopping, find out what homes are worth in your favorite neighborhoods; it will save you time.<br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/quarterlies/QuarterlyReports.htm" nofollow="false">Quarterly Home Value Reports</pagelink>: Learn about home value trends in top cities.<br/>&nbsp;</p><h3>Online Resources</h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp" nofollow="true">Free online credit report</pagelink>: Obtain your free credit report annually.<br/><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.myfico.com" nofollow="true">Obtain your FICO score</pagelink>: This site charges a fee, but it might be worth it to have all your ducks in a row. &nbsp;<br/><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.hud.gov/" nofollow="true">HUD Web site</pagelink>: This site provides information on housing basics, first-time buyer grants, and links to state and local offices near you.</p><br/><br/><h3>Professional Resources</h3><p><em>Real estate agents:</em> Agents are happy to sit down for an information session and share their knowledge of:</p><ul><li>The market and current trends</li><li>New development plans in the area</li><li>School and services information</li><li>Traffic patterns - particularly helpful for commuters in busy urban areas looking for alternate routes</li></ul><p><em>Mortgage brokers:</em> A <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Good-Broker">good broker</pagelink> is a great resource for buyers, because they will educate you on different loan types and work with you to see what you can afford. <em><br/></em>&nbsp;</p><h3>Environmental&nbsp;Resources</h3><p>Environmental Data Resources (<pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.edrnet.com" nofollow="true">www.edrnet.com</pagelink>):&nbsp; Provides real estate agents, home inspectors and buyers with&nbsp;reports showing nearby contaminated properties and businesses&nbsp;with the potential to cause future contamination for a nominal fee.</p><br/><br/><h2>FIGURING OUT WHERE TO BUY</h2><h3>Zillow Resources</h3><p>For information on market trends in an area, be sure to look at Zillow's city heat maps and also local Zindex(tm) market trends. The maps show how valuations fluctuate in an area, and the Zindexes show you whether market trends are on the way up or down.<br/><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/local" nofollow="false">Local Zindexes</pagelink>: Enter your ZIP code or area to see market trends. &nbsp;<br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/heatmaps/CityHeatMaps.htm" nofollow="false">Zillow Heat Maps</pagelink>: Enter the area you are interested in, and then click on the "heat map" tab.</p><h3>Neighborhood Information</h3><p>Many local realtor and chamber of commerce sites include neighborhood information and demographics. Here are a few others:</p><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.bestplaces.net/" nofollow="true">Sperling's Best Places</pagelink>: Oft-quoted in newspapers, the site compares things like demographics, climate, cost of living, and various other city facts - even gas prices! &nbsp;</p><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.freddiemac.com" nofollow="true">Freddie Mac</pagelink>: Web site of the government-chartered corporation that provides funding to lenders in the housing market. Click on Worksheets (Under Calculators and Tools) to view forms about neighborhoods and budgets. <strong>&nbsp;<br/><br/></strong> <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/" nofollow="true">Neighborhood Scout</pagelink> <strong>:</strong> Neighborhood data and matching engine; some services are free and others are fee-based.</p><br/><h3>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3><br/><h3><strong>School Statistics</strong></h3><p>Local school districts usually have Web sites, though most often they do not include individual school boundaries because they change so often. But you can find out lots of things from them anyway. And here are a couple others:<br/><strong><br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.greatschools.net" nofollow="true">Great Schools</pagelink>: Provides comparisons between schools on a variety of parameters, including test scores, teacher-student ratios, and student ethnicity. Also includes parental reviews. &nbsp; <strong><br/><br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.schoolmatch.com" nofollow="true">School Match</pagelink>: Click on the School Ratings button to research school sizes, test scores, and expenditures per student (fee-based service). <strong><br/>&nbsp;<br/></strong></p><h3><strong>Crime Statistics</strong></h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov" nofollow="true">Bureau of Justice Statistics</pagelink>: Web site of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs. Click on the Bureau of Justice Statistics link or go to <pagelink type="external" dest="http://bjsdata.ojp.usdoj.gov/dataonline/" nofollow="true">http://bjsdata.ojp.usdoj. ... taonline/</pagelink> for statistics on crimes reported by state and local agencies. <strong><br/><br/></strong></p><h3><strong>Commute Times</strong></h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.census.gov" nofollow="true">U.S. Census</pagelink>: Provides a variety of data on commuting. Go to <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Products/Ranking/2003/pdf/R04T160.pdf" nofollow="true">www.census.gov/acs/www/Products/Ranking/2003/pdf/R04T160.pdf</pagelink> for average commute times for most major metropolitan areas in the U.S. (More detailed data can often be found on the Web sites for specific cities and metropolitan areas.) &nbsp;</p><br/><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.optimalhomelocation.com/" nofollow="true">Optimal Home Location</pagelink>: An application that helps figuring out whether you should live close to your job, your kids' school or your gym, in order to minimize your family's combined commute. It also allows to preview and compare commutes and demographics for a number of alternative locations, and explore local points of interest.<!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}</style><![endif]--></p><br/><h3><strong>Home Amenities</strong></h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.freddiemac.com" nofollow="true">Freddie Mac</pagelink>: Web site of the government-chartered corporation that provides funding to lenders in the housing market. Click on Worksheets (Under Calculators and Tools) to view forms about needs vs. wants, appliance life spans, and other home-buying issues. &nbsp; <strong><br/><br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.remodelingmagazine.com" nofollow="true">Remodeling Magazine</pagelink>: Click on the link labeled Resale Value of Your Project to see a comparison between the cost and value provided for most major home-improvement projects. <strong><br/><br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://" nofollow="true">Zillow.com</pagelink>: See the <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/ValueOfHomeImprovements.htm" nofollow="false">value of various improvements</pagelink> and then play around with <pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/MyZestimator.htm" nofollow="false">My Estimator</pagelink> to find out how improvements affect a home's valuation. <strong><br/><br/></strong></p><h3><strong>Condominiums</strong></h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.caionline.org" nofollow="true">Community Associations Institute</pagelink>: Click on Publications and then Reading Room to access information on communal living.</p><h3>Foreclosures and Fixer-Uppers</h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.hud.gov" nofollow="true">U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</pagelink>: Primary government source on the ins and outs of foreclosure sales. Click on <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.hud.gov/homes/homesforsale.cfm" nofollow="true">http://www.hud.gov/homes/ ... rsale.cfm</pagelink> for detailed information and links to specific properties for sale. <strong>&nbsp;<br/><br/></strong> <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.nari.org" nofollow="true">National Association of the Remodeling Industry</pagelink>: Click on the Home Owners button to access articles on everything from improving natural light to surviving a remodel.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="http://sheriffsalesonline.com" nofollow="true">Sheriff Sales Online</pagelink>: A local foreclosure information service that covers the entire process from Lis Pendens to Forecosure Auction in New Jersey and New York.</p><p><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br/> Your two key sources of help in putting together your purchase offer are your real estate agent and/or a good real estate attorney. If you've <pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Choosing-a-Good-Agent">picked a good agent</pagelink>, he or she will serve as a master coordinator, keeping all the pieces moving in the right direction and dealing resourcefully with the inevitable complications.<br/><br/><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Directory-of-Real-Estate-Professionals">Directory of Real Estate Professionals</pagelink><br/><strong><br/></strong></p><h3><strong>Real Estate Attorney</strong></h3><p>Probably the best way to find a good real estate attorney is to ask for personal referrals from friends and colleagues who have used one recently.</p><ul><li>Get several names and interview at least three, if possible. Most attorneys will oblige you with a free half-hour meeting for this purpose. For such an emotionally fraught transaction, you'll want to be sure that you and the lawyer are personally compatible. You'll also want to be sure that he or she will be readily available to review contracts and other paperwork on short notice. It will do you no good to have an attorney who is unreachable by phone or doesn't return calls for several days.</li><li>If you strike out with personal referrals, you might try a lawyer referral service. However, you should ask the service what qualifications it uses for including an attorney and how carefully attorneys are screened. Again, you'll need to interview candidates to find one you can work with.</li></ul><h3>Certified Public Accountant</h3><p>Another professional who can be helpful in reviewing some of the terms of your offer is a certified public accountant. Again, personal referrals from friends and colleagues are the best way to find one. <strong><br/><br/></strong></p><h2><strong>HELP WITH NEGOTIATING</strong></h2><p>There are multiple sources of help and advice on negotiating a home purchase starting with asking questions of your real estate agent, an attorney, friends, family, and co-workers who have experience.<br/><br/>Libraries and book stores have volumes on the subject. And there are many Web sites with information from simplistic to complex. <strong><strong><br/></strong><br/></strong></p><h3><strong>General Resources</strong></h3><p><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.hud.gov//buying/index.cfm" nofollow="true">Department of Housing and Urban Development</pagelink>: A Web site maintained with the help of your tax dollars that has solid consumer-oriented information.&nbsp;<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.fool.com/Server/printarticle.aspx?file=/homecenter/deal/deal02.htm" nofollow="true">Motley Fool</pagelink>: This Web site has some good negotiating advice as well.</p><h3>Zillow Resources</h3><p><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/Comps.htm" nofollow="false">Comparables</pagelink>: Use comparables for the house you are buying to justify your offer. <strong><br/></strong><br/><pagelink type="zillowpage" dest="/howto/MyZestimator.htm" nofollow="false">My Estimator</pagelink>: Save and print out your own estimate of the home's value using things you noticed when you went through the house.</p><h2><strong>HELP WITH CLOSING</strong></h2><p>No matter what, don't go to your closing alone. Have someone there to help you and be your advocate through these last details. The closing paperwork can be confusing and the closing agent wants to keep things moving along. But this is your last chance to ask questions and clarify what you don't understand.<br/><br/>Take your real estate agent or attorney, especially if you live in an area where buyer and seller closings happen in separate meetings.<br/><br/>The way you take title also dictates who else will be there - your spouse or partner, perhaps fellow investors.</p><h3>General Resources</h3><p>Department of&nbsp; Housing and Urban Development: HUD has a <pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm" nofollow="true">complete guide to buying a home</pagelink>, including a 24-page booklet titled, "Buying Your Home, Settlement Costs and Useful Information." You can also download a set of HUD-1 forms to study. <strong><br/><br/></strong><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov" nofollow="true">Federal Consumer Information Center</pagelink>: This site has links to HUD information, but click on "housing" and "insurance" under Consumer Topics for additional sources.<br/><br/><pagelink type="external" dest="http://www.consumeraction.gov" nofollow="true">Consumer Action Website</pagelink>: This site offers help on numerous subjects including housing and insurance.</p><br/><h2><strong>Related Links</strong><br/></h2><br/><ul><li><pagelink type="wikipage" dest="Home-Buyers'-Fearbusters">Home Buyers' Fearbusters</pagelink></li></ul><h2><br/></h2></wikipage><br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 06 May 2013 21:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Resources-for-Buyers/55/ 2013-05-06T21:15:00Z