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Zillow And The University Of Southern California Lusk Center For Real Estate To Host Housing Forum In San Francisco


Following a housing recession in which home value declines rivaled those of the Great Depression, many markets are again experiencing home value appreciation sparked by high demand and a low supply of homes. Zillow®, the leading real estate marketplace, and the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate, have assembled a roster of top housing experts for a forum to discuss what they are seeing in California and around the country.


The Forum on California's Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape will feature a distinguished group of speakers and panelists who will discuss and debate the housing market's "new normal" and whether it is a good time to buy, and take stock of housing-related tax issues including California's Proposition 13 and the mortgage interest deduction.


Additional event information and a full agenda can be found here: A live video webcast of the forum will also be made available Friday at that URL.

When and Where:

Forum on California's Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape

Friday, October 12, 2012

8 a.m. – noon, Palace Hotel San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St.


The Honorable Carol Galante, Acting Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing; Richard Green, Director, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC; Eric Gutshall, President and COO, Haven Realty Capital; Mark Hanson, Director, M Hanson Advisers; Bert Selva, President and CEO, Shea Homes; Colleen Edwards, President EMC Creative; Jason Gold, Director and Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute; Dowell Myers, Professor, Director, Population Dynamics Research Group, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy; Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner, Beacon Economics; Julie Schmit, Real Estate Reporter, USA Today; Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow; and Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow.

Twitter: Follow the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #CAHousing.

Media Interviews: To attend this event or to schedule media interviews following the event, please contact Katie Curnutte at 206-757-2701 or email Non-media can register for this free event here:

About Zillow, Inc.

Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. 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. Zillow, Inc. operates®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions™ and RentJuice®. The company is headquartered in Seattle., Zillow, Zestimate, Postlets and RentJuice are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Diverse Solutions is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.


Katie Curnutte, Zillow, 206-757-2701

/PRNewswire -- Oct. 9, 2012/