Zillow MediaRoom - Press Releases (Housing Market/Rental Research) http://zillow.mediaroom.com/ Real Estate Press Room to help keep home buyers and sellers informed on Real Estate news. Mortgage Denial Rates Fall, but Racial Gap Persists: Black Applicants Twice as Likely as Whites to be Denied a Conventional Loan http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-19-Mortgage-Denial-Rates-Fall-but-Racial-Gap-Persists-Black-Applicants-Twice-as-Likely-as-Whites-to-be-Denied-a-Conventional-Loan Suburban applicants are more likely to be approved for a conventional loan than borrowers in urban or rural areas Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-19-Mortgage-Denial-Rates-Fall-but-Racial-Gap-Persists-Black-Applicants-Twice-as-Likely-as-Whites-to-be-Denied-a-Conventional-Loan Homes Sold Faster than Ever in 2017 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-17-Homes-Sold-Faster-than-Ever-in-2017 Shrinking inventory limits options for buyers this home shopping season, leading to more competition Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-17-Homes-Sold-Faster-than-Ever-in-2017 Black Homebuyers Could Afford 55 Percent of U.S. Homes for Sale in 2017 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-11-Black-Homebuyers-Could-Afford-55-Percent-of-U-S-Homes-for-Sale-in-2017 Buyers overall could afford 74 percent of available homes last year Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-11-Black-Homebuyers-Could-Afford-55-Percent-of-U-S-Homes-for-Sale-in-2017 Homes "Earn" Minimum Wage or More in Nearly Half the Nation's Largest Cities http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-09-Homes-Earn-Minimum-Wage-or-More-in-Nearly-Half-the-Nations-Largest-Cities In 24 of the 50 largest U.S. cities, home value appreciation per working-hour is higher than local minimum wage, but renters are struggling just to come up with enough money to break into the market Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-09-Homes-Earn-Minimum-Wage-or-More-in-Nearly-Half-the-Nations-Largest-Cities Homes with 'Heated Floors,' 'Steam Showers,' or 'Outdoor Kitchens' Sell for Nearly 30 Percent More than Expected http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-04-Homes-with-Heated-Floors-Steam-Showers-or-Outdoor-Kitchens-Sell-for-Nearly-30-Percent-More-than-Expected For-sale listings touting spa-inspired bathroom features or entertainer-friendly kitchen amenities sell for more money than expected, according to Zillow analysis Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0400 http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2018-04-04-Homes-with-Heated-Floors-Steam-Showers-or-Outdoor-Kitchens-Sell-for-Nearly-30-Percent-More-than-Expected