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Cory Hopkins,

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

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    Corker-Warner GSE Reform Bill Has ‘Momentum,’ Senators Tell Zillow

    Corker and Warner are co-sponsors of a Senate bill that would replace government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new system.

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    Negative Equity Rate Drops Below 25 Percent for First Time in Q2, But Millions Still Face a Long Road

    The national negative equity rate fell for the fifth straight quarter in the second quarter of this year, to 23.8 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, according to the second quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report.

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    Housing Conversation Turns to the Future as Market Turns in Another Strong Month in July

    The national housing market recovery proved it is on firm ground in July, as home values rose 6 percent year-over-year to a Zillow Home Value Index of $161,600.

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    Experts Predict Annual Home Value Appreciation to Exceed 6 Percent in 2013

    Panelists said they expected median U.S. home values to rise to $167,490 by the end of this year, up from $156,900 at the end of 2012 and $161,100 currently.

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    June Concludes Best Spring Home Shopping Season in Almost a Decade

    As the weather warmed up this spring, so did the national housing market, shaking off a relatively sluggish start to the year to register the highest annual rate of home value appreciation in any second quarter since 2004.

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    Strong Home Value Appreciation Continues in May, But Slowdown is Coming

    Home values were up 5.4 percent year-over-year in May, the second-highest annual rate of national appreciation registered in the past 12 months.

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    National Inventory Crunch Eases in First Half of 2013

    As of June 2, the overall number of for-sale listings on Zillow was down 12.2 percent year-over-year. But that may actually represent some good news. Even though inventory remains down compared to last year, the crunch is less severe than it was at the beginning of 2013.

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    Millions Remain Trapped by ‘Effective’ Negative Equity, Even If They’re Not Underwater

    The number of American homeowners in negative equity — or “underwater,” owing more on their mortgages than their homes are worth — continues to fall. But even if homeowners are no longer underwater, they still may be stuck in their current homes.

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    Is It Better to Rent or Buy? It Depends on Location and Time

    There are many difficult choices to make when deciding whether to rent or buy a home, but one of the most important factors is also among […]

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    New White House Data Transparency Initiative Gives Public Enormously Powerful Tool

    Zillow firmly believes that free and open access to data of all kinds – from real estate information to demographic, education and crime statistics – can […]

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    Rate Of Home Value Appreciation Slows Nationwide in Q1, But Pockets Of Volatility Remain

    The annual rate of U.S. home value appreciation slowed in March, to 5.1 percent from 5.4 percent in February, a sign of moderation in a market […]

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    Mortgage Accessibility, Meeting Housing Demand Among Top Priorities for Housing Experts

    Stagnant income growth and a lack of flexible mortgage finance opportunities for home buyers are among the main concerns going forward, top economists and policymakers said recently at the Zillow-sponsored Forum on the Future of Housing.

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    Low Mortgage Interest Rates Masking High Home Price-to-Income Ratios

    Zillow researchers have determined that low mortgage rates are overshadowing a bigger overall trend in which the overall prices of homes are significantly more expensive than historic norms relative to annual incomes.

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    30 Largest Metros Covered by Zillow All Experience Home Value Gains in Feb.

    February represented the 16th straight month of home value gains since the market hit bottom in October 2011.

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    For-Sale Inventory Continues to Fall, But Is Relief on the Way?

    The overall number of homes listed for sale nationwide on Zillow was down 16.6 percent year-over-year in late February.