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Zillow Group June 2020 IR Roundup

In June, Zillow Group announced the addition of LGBTQ+ non-discrimination information on all home listings nationwide and commented on the pandemic’s impact on home shopping and design trends. Rich Barton was also interviewed in a GeekWire webinar where he discussed how the company successfully led Zillow Offers through initial market uncertainty and how the pandemic is unlocking a “Great Reshuffling” in real estate.

Zillow’s research team also released several housing and economic data reports that shed light on the housing market’s resilience amid the pandemic.

See below for a roundup of other corporate announcements and media coverage for Zillow Group from the month of June. 

In Case You Missed It
LGBTQ+ Buyers & Renters Face More Challenges, Costs when Searching for a Home
New Listings Took a Step Back Last Week, But Sales Activity Continued Steady Climb
Homes Are Being Snatched Off the Market at Their Fastest Pace in More Than Two Years 
Zillow Now Displays LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws on All Homes
The End of Open Floor Plans: How Homes Will Look Different After Coronavirus
Sales Activity is Ticking Up, But Buyer Options Remain Limited
U.S. Home Value Growth Slows, Prices May Fall in Second Half of 2020
LGBT Home-Buyers Are Getting Priced Out of Areas With Legal Protections From Discrimination
Housing Market Activity Returns to Growth After Memorial Day Blip
$726 Million in Rent at Risk as Gen Z Moves Back in with Parents During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Newly Unemployed Service Workers Owe More Than $1.7 Billion a Month in Housing Payments
Zillow Resumes Buying Homes in Six Additional Markets as Housing Market Continues Strong Recovery
Spring’s Missing Home Sales Will be Added to Coming Years, Experts Say

Zillow Group In the News
Coronavirus Could Alter Home Design Permanently [AARP]
Coronavirus changes house hunting, renovation trends [Fox Business]
These people bought homes without ever stepping inside [CNN]
The End of Open Floor Plans? Zillow Survey Shows Possible Change in Home Trends [RIS Media]
Are New Construction Homes the Way of the Future? [Veranda]
Open Floor Plans less Popular after Coronavirus [Property Wire]
Zillow says coronavirus is already influencing home design [LBM Journal]
IBuying Is Really About Selling [Wall Street Journal]
So long, New York: pandemic and protests spark new exodus to suburbs [The Guardian]
Zillow restarts homebuying services in some cities [Puget Sound Business Journal]
Technology and current events dominate topics at Inman’s first all-digital conference [Housingwire]
Mortgage rates drifted higher on optimistic news [The Washington Post]
Zillow data shows owners of vacation rentals are now looking for longer-term renters [CNBC]
Zillow CEO Rich Barton: ‘This crisis feels a lot different[Inman]
Zillow Group CEO Rich Barton on the ‘great reshuffling,’ and why he’s optimistic about it [GeekWire]

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