Tag: Home Buying & Selling

Viral TikTok accuses Zillow and competitors of manipulating the housing market. Here’s what’s really going on.

Are companies like Zillow ZG, -3.40% and Redfin RDFN, +4.57% manipulating home prices by purchasing properties across the country? That’s what one real-estate agent claims in a video that went viral on the social-media platform TikTok — but real-estate experts say the reality is much more complicated. In a video that’s garnered more than 2.4 […]

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Student debt is keeping many Americans from becoming homeowners — and COVID didn’t help

While the pandemic has been economically devastating for many Americans, for others it hasn’t proved as destructive. Indeed, even when they weren’t receiving stimulus checks, Americans’ credit scores in 2020 rose to their highest level in more than a decade. But those with student-loan debt have had little opportunity to move ahead financially during the […]

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Spurred on by the pandemic, more homeowners are selling to iBuyers — avoiding hordes of strangers traipsing around their house

In America’s housing market, it’s good to be an iBuyer. A new report from Zillow ZZG analyzed sales activity among four of the largest instant buyers (or iBuyers) in the country: Zillow Offers, Opendoor OPEN, RedfinNow RDFN and Offerpad OPAD. Not only are these companies seeing record levels of interest in their business model, but […]

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