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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.08 percent, down from 4.13 percent at this same time last week.

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Bedroom Trends: What’s In

Designers shared what’s popular for master bedrooms and what’s not for the year to come.

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What You Can Buy for $350,000

We rounded up homes in well-known cities across the nation, all valued at roughly $350,000.

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Gerald Ford’s Former Ski Chalet for Sale, Now for $8.5 Million

He was the 38th U.S. president, but to Vail locals, he was just a guy who loved to ski.

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Bavarian-Style Castle for Sale: Medieval Armor Negotiable

After seeing an Alfred Hitchcock movie, German-born Guenter Foerster was inspired to build his own private chateau.

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House of the Week: Seattle Modern Visited by Bob Hope

Bob Hope was known to stay in this home, owned by a Boeing executive in an elite Seattle neighborhood, when he was in town.

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Zillow Now Available on Android Wear

Zillow Real Estate for Android users can now receive alerts that show them details on favorite homes and open houses, all synced across their app and Zillow account.

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Country Singer Clay Walker Drops Price on Texas Beach House

The country singer has owned the Galveston, TX home on the beach since 2002.

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Zillow Chief Economist: Millennials Do Want to Buy Homes

Zillow chief economist Stan Humphries appeared on Bloomberg TV this morning to discuss the latest housing trends including the Zillow Housing Confidence Index.

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Fed Assurances Help Keep 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Mostly Steady

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 4.13 percent, down from 4.19 percent at this same time last week.

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Zillow Now Has More Than 100,000 Lender Ratings and Reviews

One of Zillow’s main goals is to empower consumers with the information and tools to make smart decisions about mortgages, and while getting the best rate is important, so is the quality of the lender you work with.

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Uptick in US Housing Confidence Driven by an Unlikely Generation

As the housing recovery continues, Americans are growing more confident in the housing market in general. And that confidence comes in part from a potentially surprising source: millennial renters, who to date have been perceived by many as largely uninterested in and/or unable to attain homeownership.

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Actress Annie Potts Designed This Funky Hacienda

The “Designing Women” star bought this quirky but luxurious Tarzana Spanish home in 2005.

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Room of the Week: Celebrity-Inspired Living Room Design

This Spanish Revival living room was inspired by Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai home.

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Choosing the Right Rake for the Job

Autumn is here. Don’t forget that annual rite of yardwork passage: raking.