Arizona House of Representatives Gets Zillow Off the Hook


We were notified by David G. at Zillow of the following:

Update: We are very pleased that the Arizona House of Representatives has amended SB1291, a proposed law to regulate appraisals, to exclude Web sites like Zillow.

Many of you have already read our post Zillow Banned in Arizona by Regulators. Is the Novelty Wearing Off?. Im just curious if there are any reactions to this announcement?

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  1. The law was overbroad in the legal sense (inartfully drafted) and was therefore unenforceable anyway. Amendment helped tighten the statute but it is still overbroad. If 2 guys in a bar give opinions of value—they can’t be sued as unlicensed appraisers.

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