How a red-hot housing market made Zillow a media company

Jun 20, 2018
CEO Spencer Rascoff talks surviving the recession to end up in a booming housing market.
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How a red-hot housing market became a crisis

Jan 25, 2018
Lessons learned from the Divided Decade.
A builder works on a new home at a subdivision in North Aurora, Illinois, in 2007. Residential mortgage debt doubled between 2000 and 2008 in the U.S.

Another housing bubble could be ready to erupt

Jan 25, 2018
Millennials are now entering those prime house-buying years.
A view of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses. 
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Foreclosure rate is the lowest since 2005, report says

Jan 18, 2018
Foreclosure activity fell in 2017 to a 12-year low, according to a new report by ATTOM Data Solutions. In 2017, 0.5 percent of all U.S. residential properties were in some stage of foreclosure — notice of default, scheduled auction or…

More Americans are writing their rental checks for single-family homes

May 12, 2017
Corporate landlords bought up properties during the housing crisis. It's worked out well for them.
During the housing crisis, investors with cash snapped up tens of thousands of distressed properties  and converted them to rentals.
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In England, fewer people own their homes

Mar 3, 2017
The British government released the latest English Housing Survey this week. It found that home ownership in England has fallen to its lowest level in 30 years. It also noted that almost half of all the people in England age…

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In Detroit, a risky alternative to mortgages

Oct 6, 2016
With lending unavailable, home buyers have turned to an option with few protections.
A house that's for sale on a land contract in Detroit. It's common for a house to need a gut rehab.
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Zombie properties returning to life

Sep 8, 2016
It's the 'last innings for the recovery,' Wharton School professor says.
A vacant home stands next to a partially constructed condo building in Rockaway Beach, New York. 
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Help arrives for (some) underwater homeowners

Apr 15, 2016
Mortgage holders who are delinquent and hold too much debt get a federal break .
An eviction team removes furniture during a home foreclosure on September 21, 2011 in Longmont, Colorado. 
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