Zillow, the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Action Forum to Host Housing Forum in Washington, D.C.

Zillow, the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Action Forum to Host
                      Housing Forum in Washington, D.C.

"The Future of Housing: What's Next for Housing Demand, Mortgage Finance, and
Recovery" Scheduled for April 18 at the Knight Conference Center at the
Newseum

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, March 18, 2013

SEATTLE, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While the housing recovery has been
rather uneven across the country, most metros are experiencing some form of
home value appreciation and have seen a bottom in home values. But such
volatility can be confusing for those in the market and for policy-makers
whose decisions are affecting millions of home buyers, sellers and owners. So
what is in store for the future of housing demand and mortgage finance? How
will the role of investors evolve throughout the housing recovery?

To help answer some of these questions, Zillow®, the leading real estate
information marketplace, the Progressive Policy Institute and the American
Action Forum will host the half-day "Forum on the Future of Housing: What's
Next for Housing Demand, Mortgage Finance, and Recovery" April 18 at the
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

"Conditions in the housing market have been changing rapidly for the past
year, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up," said Zillow Chief Economist
Stan Humphries. "This forum will explore the most significant factors
affecting today's market and will give attendees a handle on what to expect
for the rest of this year."

"Housing has become a potential upside in an economy that is largely moving
sideways," said president of the American Action Forum and former director of
the Congressional Budget OfficeDouglas Holtz-Eakin. "It's time to develop a
comprehensive plan for federal involvement in housing finance. The stakes are
enormous. Washington will be well-served to hear from experts in the field on
ways to move forward."

"Bringing together leading experts, influencers and policy-makers in a true
bipartisan fashion is a rare occurrence in Washington these days," said
Progressive Policy Institute Fellow for Financial Markets Jason Gold. "A
flurry of hearings, bills and proposals have started to emerge from Congress,
making this the perfect time to consider how each will impact the
ever-changing recovery."

This will be the third housing forum hosted by Zillow. The first, "America's
Housing Crisis: Private-Sector Responses and Public Policy Innovation," was
held in New York last April, and the second, "California's Housing Market:
Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape," was held in San Francisco in September.

Full details of the Washington, D.C., event are below, and guests can register
for this free forum at http://futureofhousingforum.eventbrite.com. More
information and updates about speakers can be found at
www.zillow.com/blog/category/housing-forum.

Forum on the Future of Housing: What's Next for Housing Demand, Mortgage
Finance, and Recovery
April 18, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington D.C.

Keynote Addresses by:
The Honorable Johnny Isakson
United States Senator

The Honorable Jeff Merkley
United States Senator

Top Housing Experts in Public and Private Sectors Will Debate and Discuss in
Two Panels:

The Future of Housing Demand
Moderated by Diana Olick, CNBC
and
The Future of Mortgage Finance
Moderated by Nick Timiraos, Wall Street Journal

Speakers and panelists include:

  oEric Belsky, Managing Director of Joint Center for Housing Studies,
    Harvard
  oAmy Bohutinsky, Chief Marketing Officer, Zillow
  oMark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute
  oDoug Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  oMike Fratantoni, Vice President, Mortgage Bankers Association
  oJason Gold, Senior Fellow for Financial Markets, Progressive Policy
    Institute
  oLaurie Goodman, Senior Managing Director, Amherst Securities Group, L.P.
  oJerry Howard, CEO, National Association of Home Builders
  oChris Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business
    School
  oScott Simon, Managing Director, Pacific Investment Management Co.

Special overview of the nation's housing market by Zillow Chief Economist Stan
Humphries.

About Zillow, Inc.
Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) operates the largest home-related marketplaces on
mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that
help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best
local professionals. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading
economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow's Chief Economist Dr. Stan
Humphries. Dr. Humphries and his team of economists and data analysts produce
extensive housing data and research covering more than 350 markets at Zillow
Real Estate Research. The Zillow, Inc. portfolio includesZillow.com®,Zillow
Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace,Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs™, Postlets®,
Diverse Solutions®, Buyfolio™, Mortech™ and HotPads™. The company is
headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow.com, Zillow, Postlets and Diverse Solutions are registered trademarks
of Zillow, Inc. Buyfolio, Mortech, HotPads and Digs are trademarks of Zillow,
Inc.

About PPI
The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent, innovative and high-impact
D.C.-based think tank founded in 1989. As the original "idea mill" for
President Bill Clinton's New Democrats, PPI has a long legacy of promoting
break-the-mold ideas aimed at economic growth, national security and modern,
performance-based government. Today, PPI's unique mix of political realism and
policy innovation continues to make it a leading source of pragmatic and
creative ideas. PPI is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.

About The American Action Forum
The American Action Forum is a center-right policy institute providing
data-driven insight and solutions to today's defining domestic policy
challenges. AAF's products offer forward-thinking, relevant ideas for a better
economic future with limited government. The American Action Forum is an
independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and it is not affiliated with or
controlled by any political group. Learn more at www.AmericanActionForum.org

SOURCE Zillow, Inc.

Website: http://www.zillow.com
Contact: Katie Curnutte, Zillow, +1-206-757-2701, press@zillow.com
 
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