30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.19 percent, up from 4.14 percent.


Putting the Recession in the Rearview: Home Values at or Near Peak Levels in 1,000+ US Cities

Homes in more than 1,000 cities and towns nationwide either already are, or soon will be, more expensive than ever, erasing any losses in value experienced during the recession.

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‘American Dream Builders’ Episode 6: Before & After

The designers injected some modernity into two Craftsman homes this week on “American Dream Builders.”

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Craftsman Homes for ‘American Dream Builders’ Fans

The early 20th-century architectural style features high-quality craftsmanship not always found in new constructions.

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Amy’s Take: Episode 6 of ‘American Dream Builders’

Amy has an inside look at the show and its designers, as well as a few guest appearances as neighborhood council judge and mentor this season. Each week, Amy will give her take on that week’s episode.


‘American Dream Builders’ Episode 6: Exit Interview

Each week, Zillow Blog will talk to the eliminated contestant of NBC’s new home renovation show, “American Dream Builders,” hosted by celebrity designer Nate Berkus.


Robin Williams Puts ‘Villa of Smiles’ Back on Market

The comedian and actor has lowered the price of his 640-acre Napa Valley estate.


Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.

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Popular Apartment Amenity Trends for 2014

There are amenities to suit the needs of every renter. Take a look at some of the most popular ones for 2014.


House of the Week: Hobbit-Sized Home Built by Hand

The seller of this tiny adobe built it by hand, using mud he unearthed from digging the foundation.

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What If I Find Asbestos in My House?

Simply living in a home in which asbestos exists is not dangerous. It’s when asbestos materials are disturbed that you should become concerned.


After Country Wedding, Kate Bosworth Moves to Country

The actress and her husband reportedly have a house in Montana, so it’s not surprising that she is selling the Hollywood Hills home she bought in 2005.


Paying Extra for Paradise

New Zillow data shows people pay a premium to live in idyllic vacation spots and college towns. Here’s a look at five towns where mortgage payments are outpacing median income.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

House hunting is a little like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make a great impression.

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Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Lists Masculine Manse

The boldly luxurious, redecorated Thousand Oaks estate is listed for $10.5 million.