# How can I get total home values on Zillow?

I am interested in getting aggregate dollar values for listings/sales on Zillow (for the whole country summed together, for example). Unfortunately, Zillow's data page seems to only show the "ZHVI", an index value, not a total dollar value. Is there any way to get the total dollar value?

• This is not an economics question – tohster Feb 15 '15 at 20:29
• I disagree, estate data can be used for economic research. There has been a lot using house prices as collateral. However, for these very specific things, the open data stack exchange might be more useful. – FooBar Feb 15 '15 at 20:49
• @tohster You must be one of those "theoretical economists" who does not use data. – Lassie Fair Feb 15 '15 at 21:39
• @FooBar Housing prices are extremely relevant. But this is a question about how to extract data from a site. For example, I could ask "how to I get access to JSTOR in order to retrieve some economics papers". Yes, the end-result is economics-related, but the question is not. – tohster Feb 15 '15 at 21:44
• So you believe that asking how to program a Bellman iteration would be off topic on this site, too? Since it is not about economics, but rather about problems with a related tool? Anywho, this is not the place, meta would be. – FooBar Feb 15 '15 at 22:21

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