Zillow faces social media backlash over McMansion Hell copyright claims



Zillow is facing a social media backlash following its decision to send a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of prominent real estate blog McMansion Hell. The site is a kind of tongue-in-cheek website that pokes fun at so-called McMansions, with quirky comments like “windows you could scrape off with a butter knife”, and “doors to […]

For-sale home inventory drops at fastest pace in 4 years, Zillow says



The number of for-sale homes hitting the market is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years

Childcare costs undermines middle-class housing aspirations



Upper-middle-class families are more likely than low or upper-class families to rely on their extended family for childcare, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report

Zillow: Mortgage payments in half of America’s largest markets are now ‘unaffordable’



Buying the typical home listed for sale in more than half of the nation’s 35 largest markets will require a greater share of income than the median-valued home required historically, according to a new Zillow analysis

Zillow’s new paint color analysis shows blue bathrooms are the way to go



According to a Zillow analysis, homes with walls painted in shades of blue or light gray may sell for as much as a $5,400 premium.

Zillow survey shows how foreign buyers influence U.S. high-end real estate



International buyers of residential real estate in the U.S. don’t have a significant impact on the overall housing market. But they wield a lot more influence at the top end of the market

National home values surpass housing bubble peak



National home values have surpassed the peak hit during the housing bubble and are at their highest value in more than a decade

Zillow offers $1M prize to anyone who can improve its Zestimate algorithm



Zillow has said its launching a new Zillow Prize contest, offering an award of $1 million to the first person or team who can most improve the Zestimate algorithm

Zillow debuts “Instant Offers” marketplace for Las Vegas, Orlando homeowners



Zillow is launching a trial of its Zillow Instant Offers marketplace, which enables homeowners to sell their homes quickly by providing them with offers from investors and a comparative market analysis

Suburban homes see rents rising rapidly, Zillow says



As rent becomes more expensive, renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas

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