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This is my blog where I discuss things I find interesting, including: real estate, venture capital, entrepreneurship, economics and pop culture.
I was on CNBC this morning discussing the mortgage fiasco and the latest Case-Shiller housing data.
What impact does that nearby foreclosure have on your home's value? I am asked this question all the time by anxious homeowners, and it has always been hard to give a reliable answer. But now we finally have some good research on this, courtesy of the Cleveland Fed. According to this paper by Dan...
As I've been using Twitter more and more over the last few months I find myself thinking through their monetization strategy as a thought exercise. I've concluded that the approach which they seem to be pursuing -- selling display ads and sponsored tweets to advertisers -- isn't the approach tha...
Here's Tony Kelly, a Keller Williams agent from Portland OR, raving about his experience as a Zillow Premier Agent. Want to talk to a Zillow rep? 866-324-4005    
This was a very busy and exciting week for me -- I was named CEO of Zillow. I have been inundated with congratulatory messages from friends, colleagues, business partners, and strangers. I am extremely grateful for all of the kind words that people have sent me over the last few days. It is all a...
Readers of this blog know that I find tax policy interesting (lame, I know). Specifically, the ability (and sometimes inability) of tax policy to affect behavior. I've blogged about it extensively, most recently here. Well today there's a new interesting study about the impact of the 2001 and 200...
I'm very excited to tell you today that I'm the new CEO of Zillow. Rich Barton is now Executive Chairman, and Lloyd Frink (formerly the President) is now Chief Strategy Officer. I've been with Zillow for more than five years, and it has been an extremely exciting adventure so far. Zillow is now p...

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