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Cory Hopkins,


Cory Hopkins manages data public relations for Zillow. To learn more about Cory, click here

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    Majority of U.S. Homes Currently Very Affordable for Typical Buyers, But for How Long?

    The majority of homes nationwide are more affordable now than they were in the years leading up to the start of the housing bubble, with home […]

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    America’s Most Popular – And Pricey – Presidential Streets

    Unlike the citizens of this country, presidential streets aren’t all created equal.

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    Survey: Home Shoppers Should Have Easier Time This Spring

    Could home buyers have less competition and an easier time to find the home of their dreams as the home shopping season begins to heat up? […]

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    Q4 Ends 2013 on High Note, ‘Mixed Bag’ Expected for 2014

    The U.S. Zillow Home Value Index stood at $169,100 as of the end of the fourth quarter, up 1.4 percent from the end of the third quarter, and 0.6 percent from November.

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    Combined Value of US Homes to Top $25 Trillion in 2013

    The overall cumulative value of all homes in the U.S. at the end of 2013 is expected to be approximately $25.7 trillion, up almost $1.9 trillion, or 7.9 percent, from the end of 2012.

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    In October, Healthiest Housing Markets Were Out West

    Zillow’s Market Health Index, measured on a scale from 0 to 10, is a new measure designed to illustrate the current health of a region’s housing market relative to similar markets nationwide.

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    Zillow’s New Local Information Pages Offer More Data, More Easily

    The redesigned pages will introduce some new information and will also bring together housing market data previously only accessible on separate pages of Zillow’s website.

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    US Home Values Fall for Second Straight Month in October

    The U.S. Zillow Home Value Index was $162,800 in October, down 0.1 percent from September.

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    Negative Equity Rate Falls at Fastest Pace Ever in Q3

    The number of underwater homeowners, those owing more on their home than it is worth, fell at its fastest pace ever in the third quarter, dropping to […]

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    US Homes Spending Less Time on the Market

    Homes sold in the U.S. in September spent a median of 86 days on Zillow, down 30 days from 116 days in September 2012.

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    Experts Predict US Home Value Appreciation to Slow in 2014, Beyond

    Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey panelists said they expect appreciation rates to slow from an average of 6.7 percent this year to roughly 4.3 percent in 2014.

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    Zillow Housing Forum Takeaway: GSE Reform Needs to Happen Soon, But Process Is Only Beginning

    Zillow and the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a housing forum in Washington, DC on Oct. 24, which focused on the housing recovery, and proposed changes to the nation’s mortgage finance system.

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    Housing Market Shows Welcome Signs of Cooling in Q3

    The U.S. Zillow Home Value Index stood at $163,000 as of the end of the third quarter, up 6.4 percent year-over-year and 1.2 percent from the end of the second quarter. But national home values in September remained the same as in August, and the pace of monthly home value growth has fallen in each of the past three months.

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    Bipartisan Policy Center: If Fannie, Freddie Are Reformed, 30-Year Fixed Mortgages Have to Stay

    Barry Zigas, a member of the Housing Commission at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), recently sat down with Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries to discuss the BPC’s plan for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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    U.S. Home Values Continue to Surge in August; Pace Expected to Slow as Summer Season Ends

    Home values continued their rapid rise in August, climbing 6.6 percent year-over-year to a Zillow Home Value Index of $162,100, the largest annual gain since July […]