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As a recent homeowner, newlywed and Zillowite everything around me is so new and interesting which is right up my alley. I am a go-go-go type of person that likes to keep in-tune with the local news. While not imersing myself with real estate related data I am playing soccer, running or hanging out with my husband and dog Cody.

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    Real Estate Predictions & the Hottest Housing Markets for 2014

    Take a look at Zillow’s four bold predictions for real estate and mortgages, and let us know whether you think our predictions will come true.

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    3 of 10 Americans Unlikely to Qualify for a Mortgage

    Borrowers with credit scores below 620 are unlikely to qualify for a mortgage, according to a Zillow Mortgage Marketplace analysis.

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    NEW: Let Schools Drive Your Next Home Search

    Zillow is the first and only home shopping resource where shoppers can combine school types all in one search.

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    New FHA Rule Allows Some Foreclosed Homeowners to Buy After 1 Year

    To be eligible for the program, borrowers must be able to prove that a major economic event such as a job loss or severe reduction in income (20 percent for at least six months) was the main catalyst in losing their home.

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    10 Mortgage Misconceptions

    With the real estate market picking up and mortgage rates prime for refinancing, Zillow has compiled a list of common mortgage misconceptions based off the results of the just released 2013 Mortgage IQ Survey.

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    What Is Your Mortgage IQ? It Might Be Lower Than You Think

    The Mortgage IQ Survey showed that prospective home buyers answered very basic mortgage questions wrong nearly one-third of the time.

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    HARP, a Program to Help Underwater Borrowers Refinance, Has Been Extended

    HARP is one of two government programs aimed at helping homeowners who are current on their mortgage — but have little to no equity — refinance their mortgage into a lower interest rate.

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    Single No More! Where to Move for Love in 2013

    “If I stay here, I’ll forever be single. I just can’t seem to find the right person in this town.” If this sounds like you, listen […]

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    Foreclosure Discount Falls to 7.7 Percent Nationally

    Today Zillow released a new foreclosure discount analysis that takes a new approach to answering the question, “How much can I save by buying a foreclosure?”

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    Massive Inventory Shrinkage Hits First-Time Home Buyers in California

    Data released by Zillow today shows that lower-priced inventory, which is commonly sought by first-time home buyers, has seen steep annual declines.

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    Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

    We have launched a brand new refinance calculator that will help you make your decision.

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    Under 40 and Underwater: A List of the Top 100 U.S. Metros

    Last week Zillow released its second quarter Negative Equity Report. The report shows that nationally the negative equity rate had fallen to 30.9 percent from 31.4 […]

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    Negative Equity Falls in Q2; Half of Borrowers Under 40 Underwater

    Today Zillow released our second quarter Negative Equity Report. While we’re happy to report that the negative equity rate for U.S. homeowners with a mortgage has […]

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    Should You Buy or Rent? We Do the Math for You

    There is now a better way to decide if you should rent or buy. No more simply comparing average rents to average home prices, and no […]

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    Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey: Home Prices Will Bottom by 2013

    Today, Zillow announced the results of the June 2012 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, which brings together an expert panel of more than 100 leading economists […]