Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff talks about how the explosion in open data that's available to tech companies will affect the real estate business. Whether it's info on schools and crime, mortgage data, zoning permits, smog, traffic, noise, flood data or weather, "If there's data out there associated with the home, we want it," says Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. That doesn't mean that Zillow will make public everything it gets its hands on -- through public records, Zillow knows the names of homeowners and the amount of the mortgage they took out when they bought or refinanced their home, but doesn't publish it. But for the most part, "If (legislators have) decided that it should be made publicly available, I want it on Zillow," Rascoff tells writer and editor Alexander Howard. Howa...
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