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  • San Francisco Rent Drops Most On Record As People Flee For Suburbs

    07/03/2020 7:39:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Cutting Score ^ | 07/03/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Readers may recall, as early as March, city dwellers in California fled to suburbs and remote areas to isolate from the virus pandemic. The proliferation of remote work arrangements has led this shift to become more permanent. At first, the exodus out of the city was due to virus-related lockdowns, then social unrest, and now it appears a steady flow of folks are leaving the San Francisco Bay Area for rural communities as their flexible work environment (i.e., remote access) allows them to work from anywhere, more specifically, outside city centers where the cost of living is a whole...
  • Has anyone ever used Zillow or Trulia?

    05/08/2019 11:56:22 AM PDT · by ladyjane · 37 replies
    Has anyone ever used or tried to use Zillow or Trulia? I went on the Zillow website and listed an apartment for rent. I got a few responses but now the listing has disappeared. Their website said the listing was pending and then said I had no apartment listed for rent. I tried to re-list the apartment but when friends try to respond to the ad it won't connect. There is no phone number for customer service or technical support. Emails are ignored or don't go through. Any ideas?
  • Zillow, NAR take gloves off in listings fight

    08/04/2018 1:06:02 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 53 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | August 02, 2018 | E.B. Solomont
    “Real estate brokers and agents invest resources into obtaining property listings,” wrote NAR, which counts 1.3 million real estate agents as members. As such, NAR said agents have “rights and responsibilities to control the distribution of their listings.” Any “appropriation of a commercial entity’s data, work product, or intellectual property for exploitation by another commercial entity is not justified,” NAR added. But while Zillow argued for the “democratization” of data, NAR said calls for greater access to MLS data are “based on faulty expectations that unrestricted access to listing data will help consumers.” Instead, NAR said, “forcing brokers to provide...
  • Zillow Ranks Best Real Estate Markets for Buyers, Sellers

    04/24/2015 3:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zillow ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY EMILY HEFFTER
    When it comes to negotiating power, it’s better to be a home seller in the Bay Area and a buyer in Philadelphia. Zillow’s spring analysis of buyers’ and sellers’ markets across the U.S. looked at how long homes spend on the market, how likely they are to have had a price cut and how much they sold for in relation to their listing price.The nation’s top sellers’ markets are the big West Coast tech centers in San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle. Less competitive markets where buyers have time to negotiate are in the East and Midwest, including Philadelphia, Chicago...
  • U.S. Rent affordability will deteriorate over next two years: Zillow CEO

    02/24/2015 10:47:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/24/2015 | Nicole Goodkind
    A new report from Zillow shows that rents across the U.S. are increasing, and not just in the expected regions of New York City, San Francisco and Boston. Overall, rents increased 3.3% year-over-year as of January. But many cities outpaced that, including Kansas City, which saw rent grow more than double the national average, jumping 8.5% year-over-year. St. Louis saw rent increase by 4.5% over the same period. Rents in Detroit grew by 5.0% and rents in Cleveland grew by 4.2%. Nationwide, rental appreciation is still below its peak - 6.3% hit in September 2012 after the housing bust. According...
  • Zillow Study Shows 1 In 3 Homes Are Unaffordable, But Vacation-Home Sales Are Soaring

    04/06/2014 10:19:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/5/14 | tyler durden
    In a further demonstration of the socially destructive and ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, we see that the affluent are buying second homes at an ever increasing clip (up 30% last year), while first home buyers recede into the abyss as private equity and Chinese buyers make purchasing a home unaffordable for the average American. Specifically, a recent study from Zillow showed that more than half the homes in seven major American cities are unaffordable based on historical standards. Those cities are: Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, San Jose and Portland, Ore. Nationwide,...
  • The Chinese Are Buying Large Chunks Of Land Across America (And Zillow Is Now Enabling It)

    04/03/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As Michael Snyder details below, it appears the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America as they are now the dominat 'buyers' of investment green cards. This is occurring as private equity buyers and hedge funds exit the buy-to-rent business en masse and are, as Mike Krieger explains, are desperate to pitch American property to anyone willing to keep Housing Bubble 2.0 inflated... it seems Zillow is more than happy...
  • Zillow: California, Phoenix and Nevada House Prices Booming! Coincident Growth In 45 States

    05/21/2013 8:45:31 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 14 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 05/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Recently I asked if housing was in a bubble. Today, Zillow released their house price data by metro area to get a closer glimpse of a potential housing bubble … again. According to Zillow, Phoenix AZ, Sacramento CA, San Jose CA, San Francisco CA, Modesto CA, Vallejo CA, Las Vegas NV, Reno NV, Stockton CA and Santa Rosa CA all grew over 20% Year over year in terms of house prices. Even Detroit rose 13.97%. While California housing is on fire, not all US cities are rising. Rockford IL is the biggest loser in terms of house prices. And Chicago...
  • Zillow Housing Forum and The Bearish View

    10/15/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 3 replies
    Calculated Risk Blog ^ | 10-14-2012 | Bill McBride
    At last weekend's Zillow Housing Forum, bearish real estate advisor Mark Hanson suggests that recent positive housing data is only a small fleeting bump driven by government stimulus. Hanson argued there is a substantial "shadow inventory" that will come on the market. He mentioned 6 million mortgages are delinquent and that millions of modifications will default as the "new subprime". 23% of Obama's HAMP modifications have already defaulted. Hanson talked about the high "Back-End Debt-to-Income Ratio" even after modification, were borrowers have substantial debt payments in addition to their mortgage payment (student loan, car, other installment loans). In the most...
  • Zillow CEO on housing market: 'Not good' (video)

    12/19/2011 12:45:12 PM PST · by Signalman · 6 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/19/2011 | CNN
    30 percent of home owners "under water". Home values will drop another 3-5 percent and stay at that level the next few years.
  • New Zillow Report Warns Of "Unprecedented Decline" In Home Values And No Stabilization In Q3

    11/10/2010 7:22:34 AM PST · by WebFocus · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2010 | Gus Lubin
    Zillow just released a devastating third quarter housing report. Basically every major indicator is crashing: * The decline in home values accelerated in September, dropping 0.4% month-over-month * Foreclosures reached an all-time high * A record 23.2% of mortgages are now underwater The double dip -- already a rare phenomenon -- is now entering an unprecedented free-fall. Zillow economist Stan Humphries says prices won't hit bottom until next summer at the earliest, as foreclosure activity grows. Humphries warns: “While not unexpected, the unceasing declines in home values signal that we’re in for a long, bleak winter of continued troubles for...
  • Zillow: The Housing Double Dip Began In December

    02/10/2010 11:40:03 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 585+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-10-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Zillow: The Housing Double Dip Began In December Joe Weisenthal Feb. 10, 2010, 1:38 PM Stan Humphries, the chief economist at real estate site, declares that the housing double dip began in earnest in December: December brought signs that the fledgling recovery of home values in many markets is slowing again. U.S. home values got a bit lower again in December relative to November levels and the rate of decline got just a little bit higher as well. The national Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) was down 0.21% on a monthly basis in December to $186,200 versus a monthly...
  • Foreclosures Grow in Housing Market's Top Tiers

    10/12/2009 3:31:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies · 698+ views ^ | 10/13/09 | NICK TIMIRAOS
    New data suggest that foreclosures are rising in more expensive housing markets. About 30% of foreclosures in June involved homes in the top third of local housing values, up from 16% when the foreclosure crisis began three years ago, according to new data from real-estate Web site The bottom one-third of housing markets, by home value, now account for 35% of foreclosures, down from 55% in 2006. The report shows that foreclosures, after declining earlier this year, began to accelerate in the late spring and that more expensive homes have more recently accounted for a growing share of all...
  • 4 Signs Your Home Is About to Lose Value

    08/12/2009 8:08:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1,398+ views
    ugoldmine via Yahoo Finance ^ | 8/12/2009 | AnnaMaria Andriotis
    Despite signs that the real estate market is bottoming out, millions of homeowners are likely to find themselves in worse shape within the next two years. Nearly half of the nation’s 52 million mortgage borrowers will have negative equity by the end of the first quarter of 2011, up from the 14 million at the end of this year’s first quarter, according to estimates in an Aug. 5 report by Deutsche Bank (DB). With so many borrowers underwater – or owing more on their home than it’s worth – the risk is high that they’ll default and their homes will...
  • Good real estate news reported, but agents cautious

    02/07/2009 2:29:33 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 795+ views
    the Item ^ | February 7, 2009 | ANNABELLE ROBERTSON
    The real estate market received a double shot in the arm this week — and Sumter got its share of the good news. But the reports left some Realtors skeptical. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of pre-owned homes rose 6.3 percent to 87.7 in December, from an upwardly revised reading of 82.5 in November. That number was higher than December 2007, the report said, when it was 85.9. The index for 2008 as a whole was 87.1. According to another report compiled by, a Web site that tracks nationwide real estate statistics, home prices are holding...
  • Arizona bars online home price estimator (Zillow)

    04/15/2007 6:31:41 AM PDT · by radar101 · 65 replies · 1,710+ views ^ | 15 APRIL 2007 | Not Identified
    Arizona regulators have ordered a Seattle-based online home price estimator to stop doing business in the state. The Arizona Board of Appraisal issued two cease-and-desist letters to the company that operates the popular real estate Web site Zillow, saying it needs an appraiser license to offer its "zestimates" in Arizona. "It is the board's feeling that (Zillow) is providing an appraisal," Deborah Pearson, the board's executive director, said Friday. Zillow warns users the estimates it provides are not a definitive value but a starting point for consumers. Launched in February, 2006, the company claims it has 4 million users a...
  • The truthiness of Web 2.0 [Zillow]

    02/09/2006 7:53:29 AM PST · by RightGeek · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Rough Type Blog ^ | Feb. 9, 2006 | Nicholas Carr
    Zillow is getting a lot of buzz. The site, which provides free estimates of home values, got big writeups yesterday at Cnet and the New York Times as well as a ton of echo coverage in the blogosphere. The company has also scored $32 million in venture financing. I love the idea of Zillow. Opening up the supply of data about real estate puts a dent in the Realtor cartel, and anything that weakens that price-fixing monopoly is to be welcomed. Zillow's site itself looks good, too. It assembles all sorts of information on house specs and prices as well...
  • What's your home worth? Amazing new site --

    02/08/2006 11:37:33 PM PST · by Kay · 167 replies · 4,890+ views
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2006: 1:29 PM EST | By Stephen Gandel, MONEY Magazine staff writer
    A new site promises sophisticated home valuations and -- one day -- an end to 6% commissions. NEW YORK (MONEY) - Say "goodbye" to appraisers -- and possibly real estate agents. At least that's the promise of, launched Wednesday, which is headed by the founder of Internet travel company Expedia........... Plug in an address and you get a price. You can even pull back to a satellite photo of a particular street, complete with price estimates for every house on the block. Those price guesses, which the branding-savvy Zillow folks call a "Zestimate," take into account the size of...