Zillow’s ‘zestimate’ comes into legal question

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Zillow is synonymous with real estate. Millions of Americans turn to the online real estate marketplace to check housing values.

Much of the country is currently seeing an exploding real estate market across the country. But how accurate is Zillow’s so-called “zestimate?”

A real estate lawyer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a homeowner over the “zestimate.”

“NBC Nightly News” is tackling that issue Friday. 24 Hour News 8’s Emily Linnert got a preview of that report.

Watch NBC News Business Correspondent Jo Ling Kent’s full report on “NBC Nightly News.