About the Author

John Kelly is a Chicago-based writer who traded in his newspaper press card after seven years to try his hand as a freelancer and entrepreneur. When not on assignment for Zillow, John is running his promotional products company and can often be found exploring the Midwest and photographing the world around him.

Stories by John Kelly

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Obama's Housing Initiatives: A Timeline

Democrats and Republicans paint different pictures of how affective the president’s efforts to stabilize the housing market have been.


Battleground States and Their Housing Situation

Nowhere does the pace of the housing market recovery matter more for President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney than the nation’s so-called swing states.

Source: Politico

Romney's Stance on Housing: 'Let It Run Its Course'

The GOP presidential nominee has said little about his views on housing, except that when it comes to foreclosures, the government should butt out.

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Rents Rise as More Americans Flock Back Into Cities

New population figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that most of America’s big cities are suddenly growing faster than their outlying suburbs.

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Zillow Negative Equity Report Shows 1 in 3 Mortgage Holders Underwater

Home values have started to eke upward in places. But, so far, this has done little to buoy millions of […]

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