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Zillow Buying StreetEasy for $50 Million

Zillow is buying the New York City-focused online real estate company StreetEasy for $50 million to strengthen its foothold in on one of the country's most lucrative markets.

5 Things You Must Know About Mortgages

Even after the housing crisis, many potential buyers still don't know even the most basic things about mortgages. Here are five essential facts about financing a home.

13 Stocks to Avoid in 2013

According to billionaire super-investor Warren Buffett, the first rule of investing is: "Don't lose money." With that in mind, we've surveyed the stock markets to come up with 13 companies you probably want to keep out of your portfolio in the new year.

U.S. Homes Lose (Only) $700 Billion in Value in '11

The year-end housing news is sobering: U.S. homes are expected to lose more than $681 billion in value in 2011. But there's an upside: That's 35% less than the $1.1 trillion lost in 2010, according to research from Zillow.

A Sneaky Way Companies Boost Their Stock Price

Of all the ways a company might become more valuable, this has got to be the most superficial: a simple change of name. And yet a study of corporate name changes shows that it works. From 1-800 Flowers.com to Philip Morris-Altria Group, here are some of the most noteworthy nominal transformations.

Last Week's Biggest Market Head-Scratchers

Wall Street can be fickle, leaving investors scratching their heads in bewilderment. Some of last week's biggest surprises, blunders, and flat-out boneheaded moves included Netflix's misguided pricing hike, ill-timed IPO announcements by Norwegian Cruise Lines and Zillow, and Trex going the way of Lumber Liquidators.

Home Sellers Still Fighting the Need to Reduce Prices

Sales of previously owned homes hit a six-month low in May, and overpriced inventory is a key factor. Though we all watched the real estate market crater, most sellers are still overpricing their homes, and the worst price optimists are the ones who bought after the housing bubble burst.

Home Prices Fall Again in Worst Decline Since 2008

If you're looking to score a great deal on a house, you may want to wait a bit longer: U.S. home prices dropped 3% in the first quarter, their sharpest quarter-over-quarter decline since late 2008, according to real estate tracking service Zillow, which now says prices won't begin to rebound until 2012 at the earliest.

Where You Should Invest in the Latest Tech IPO Wave

A new crop of tech IPOs are en route to the market, among them vacation rental website HomeAway, online radio site Pandora and business networking site LinkedIn. But how can you tell if these startups are worthy of your cash? Here are the four questions to ask before buying into an IPO.

Home Prices Fall to Pre-Bubble Levels

The drop in home values caused by the mortgage crisis has resulted in one positive outcome: Prices have fallen so far that home affordability is back to pre-housing boom levels, reports Moody's Analytics. But a quarter of households with a mortgage are underwater on their loan.

U.S. Home Values to Fall by $1.7 Trillion in 2010

U.S. homes will lose a total of $1.7 trillion in value in 2010, according to real estate site Zillow. The value lost this year will be 63% more than in 2009, and will take the total value lost since June 2006 to more than $9 trillion, Zillow said on its blog.

Survey: Homeowner Confidence Weakened in Second Quarter

A survey by real estate website Zillow.com showed homeowner confidence fell in the second quarter, with one-third saying that home prices had not yet touched bottom. Pessimism about home values in the near-term was worse than in the previous three quarters, Reuters reported. Thirty-three percent thought home values in their area would fall further, while 38% believed prices had already touched bottom.

Banks Face Stiff Headwinds, Time to Take Some Profits

Bank stock have been on a tremendous run over the last few months. But changes in the banking world, from souring commercial real estate loans to higher interest rates, suggest that the sector could come under pressure in the second half of the year.

Zillow.com launches Android app

In the hopeful-timing department -- the real estate market traditionally busts open in the spring -- Zillow.com has launched the Zillow Android App,...