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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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    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 […]

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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.