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What the demise of Zillow Offers means for the ibuyer model

Nov 4, 2021
As Zillow winds down its home-flipping business, what's next for the industry?
Two Zillow Offers representatives evaluate a home for purchase in 2019. Zillow is winding down its house-flipping operation and, as of late September, has nearly 18,000 houses to unload.
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Why Zillow hit pause on buying houses

Oct 18, 2021
Zillow will instead focus on selling off its existing inventory. It could be a prudent move.
Two Zillow employees evaluate a home for possible purchase by Zillow in Lauderhill, Florida, in August 2019.
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Are ibuyers manipulating the housing market?

Sep 29, 2021
The influence of algorithms may be growing, but the larger problem is the shortage of shelter.
Real estate firms' tech-driven practice of ibuying homes has stoked controversy, but the inadequate supply of housing pushes up prices and affects millions of Americans.
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