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Diane is Editor-in-Chief at Zillow. She was a newspaper editor for more than 15 years (Albany NY Times Union, Seattle Post-Intelligencer) before moving into the dotcom world (Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia). She joined Zillow in 2005. Her favorite Zillow features include keyword search, knowing how much the White House is worth and the crazy celebrity real estate happenings as reported on Zillow Blog.

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup — 12-10-11

    Things that caught our eye this week: “Foreclosure buyers often find thieves have gotten there first” [Racine, WI Journal Times] “Detroit mother of 6 trades house […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 12/03/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Foreclosure fraud whistleblower found dead” [MSNBC] “Occupy’s next frontier: Foreclosed homes” [Salon] “The Case-Shiller Index : Flawed, Unreliable, And […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 11/19/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Upset Over Foreclosure, Man Threatens To Burn House Down” [Sacramento CBS Local] “In foreclosure-plagued Vegas, empty homes go to […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 11/12/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Wealthy Qualifying for Loans Meant for Low-Income Borrowers” [Bloomberg] “Occupy Atlanta encamps on lawn of house under foreclosure threat” […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup — 11/5/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Persistent neighbors get squatting drug dealer kicked out of Detroit house” [Detroit Free Press] “My House: Scrappy Denver house’s […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup — 10/29/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Wis. man accused of torching home in foreclosure” [WQOW] “Foreclosure pets often left starving in abandoned homes” [Asbury Park […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup — 10/22/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Zanesville’s exotic pet woes show Ohio laws need teeth” [Dayton Daily News] “Zombie Mortgages” Mean Delay of Housing and […]

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    It’s Tuesday Taste Test! (Oct. 18, 2011)

    Every Tuesday, we pit two homes for sale against each other and ask Zillow’s Facebook fans which home they like better. The homes are in the […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 10/15/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Foreclosures Empty Homes, and Criminals Fill Them Up” [NY Times] “Homeowners could cash in on banks’ foreclosure mistakes” [KPHO.com] […]

  10. Tuesday Blog

    It’s Tuesday Taste Test! (Oct. 11, 2011)

    Every Tuesday, we pit two for-sale homes against each other and ask Zillow’s Facebook fans which home they like better. The homes are in the same […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 10/8/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Alleged home squatters indicted, accused of million-dollar racketeering scheme” [AJC.com] “Real estate agent gets 20 months for mortgage scam” […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup — 10/1/11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Foreclosed Home Appeared to Be ‘Booby-Trapped” [ABCnews.com] “Shadow inventory’ of distressed homes shrinks” [OC Register] “Snoop Dogg tax debt […]

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    Creepy and Kooky? Former Addams Family House Listed for $799,000

    We snapped our fingers and sang the ditty to The Addams Family’s catchy theme song, but before the creepy and kooky family made it to television […]

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    Weekly Real Estate Roundup – 09-24-11

    Headlines that caught our eye this week: “Fire at Jack Nicholson’s House Appears ‘Accidental” [Studio City Patch] “A Stormy Housewarming” [NY Times] “Glenview home seller offering […]

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    Perfect Home for a Little Tramp

    English-born comedy actor Charlie Chaplin was synonymous with the silent-movie era and his widely loved character, The Little Tramp, was the most memorable symbol of silent […]