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Nov 15, 2017
Zillow Predicts Suburban Sprawl to Return in 2018

Those hoping for relief from the ongoing inventory crisis won't find it in 2018. Next year, current homeowners will look to remodel their homes rather than sell, further limiting inventory, and...

Nov 10, 2017
Homeownership is a Shared Value across Party Lines

Homeownership is an American value that transcends political parties, according to the Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report™i. The biannual survey found that 68.7 percent of Republicans and 65.1...

Nov 9, 2017
Home Buyers Need to Save up to $600 a Month -- Just to Keep Up with Rising Home Prices

For future home buyers wondering when to stop saving and get into the housing market, the math is clear: the sooner the better. With home values forecasted to rise in every major U.S. metro over...

Oct 26, 2017
Home Values In Greater Seattle Growing Twice as Fast as San Francisco's

Booming West Coast markets Seattle and San Jose, Calif. are leading the nation in home value growth. After one of the most competitive home shopping seasons in recent history, demand for homes in...

Oct 19, 2017
Zillow Prize Ranks as One of Most Popular Machine Learning Contests of All Time

Today, Zillow announces that the qualifying round of Zillow® Prize, the machine learning competition with a $1 million grand prize, has closed following record-breaking participation from...

Oct 18, 2017
Rising Sea Levels Pose Significant Risk to Owners of Less Expensive Homes

Rising sea levels are expected to impact $916 billion worth of homes in the next 100 years, most of which are low-end or median-value homes. Zillow® analyzed the types of homes that could be...

Oct 13, 2017
Housing Vouchers Don't Keep Up With Rising Rents

Federal housing vouchers for low-income renters are too low to cover the market renti in many of the nation's job centers – making them unusable for millions of renters seeking assistance to...

Oct 12, 2017
San Francisco Tops the List of Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

San Francisco and San Jose are the best cities for trick-or-treating in 2017, according to Zillow's annual Trick-or-Treat Indexi. Every October Zillow® identifies the best cities and...

Oct 5, 2017
Zillow to Add 3D Homes to Real Estate Listings

Zillow today announced plans to bring 3D Homes to for-sale and for-rent listings, providing home searchers with a new and more immersive way to envision themselves in a home. House hunters today...

Sep 27, 2017
Millennials Going Over Budget to Buy Homes in Today's Hot Market

Millennials poured some $514 billion into the U.S. housing market over the last year as the largest generation of home buyersi. But new survey data shows their homeownership aspirations are...

Sep 21, 2017
For Least Valuable U.S. Homes, Housing Crisis Recovery Lagging

Median home values are reaching new peaks in more than half of the nation's largest housing markets, but a closer look at which homes are regaining value reveals an uneven recovery in the biggest...

Sep 12, 2017
Renter Demand for Houses Puts Upward Pressure on Prices

Rental houses have been in high demand since the housing market crashed, but a lack of supply has made renting those homes more expensive. According to a new Zillow® analysis, the median monthly...

Sep 6, 2017
West Coast Home Sellers Cashing In the Most on Record Home Values

Holding onto your home for a long period of time over the last decade meant a serious return on investment, especially in some of the nation's hottest housing markets. According to a new Zillow®...

Aug 29, 2017
Low-Income Renters Struggle to Afford the Least Expensive Apartments

Renters who earn the least cannot afford even the cheapest market-rate rentals in the nation's largest metro areas, according to a Zillow® analysis of multifamily rents and Census income data....

Aug 25, 2017
Zillow Prize Contest Surpasses 2,500 Competitors from 76 Countries Around the World

Today, Zillow announces that Zillow® Prize, the competition to improve Zestimate® accuracy, is tracking to become one of the most high-profile machine-learning competitions ever hosted. Zillow...

Aug 24, 2017
Home Values Higher than Ever in Almost Half of Nation's Largest Markets

Home values are setting new records in about half of the country's largest metros, and the national median home value is now $4,100 more than it was in April 2007, just before the market crashed,...

Aug 22, 2017
Homes with Over 30 Favorites Sell in Under Two Weeks and for More Money

Shoppers who favorite a home on Zillow® could be doing more than just browsing. According to a new Zillow analysisi, homes with more favorites sell faster and for more moneyii, an indication of...

Aug 17, 2017
The U.S. Has Gained 346 New $1 Million Neighborhoods Since 2014

Nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes meets Zillow's definition of a $1 Million Neighborhood, meaning at least 10 percent of the homes there are worth seven figures, according to a new Zillow®...

Aug 16, 2017
Another Recession Will Start Within Three Years, According to Experts

There is a 73 percent chance the next U.S. recession will begin by the end of 2020, according to a panel of experts surveyed for the 2017 Q3 Zillow Home Price Expectations Surveyi. But the experts...

Aug 10, 2017
Attending Bachelor Parties Adds Up - to More Than a Third of a Down Payment on a Home

Destination bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming the new norm for many millennials who prize experience and grew up with The Hangover's depiction of pre-wedding adventure. However, those...

Aug 3, 2017
Rising Rents Lead to Increased Homeless Population

Rising rents in the nation's booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise, Zillow® research has found. The connection between...

Jul 31, 2017
Homeowners Can Spend More Than $9,000 a Year on Hidden Homeownership and Maintenance Costs

Nationally, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hidden costs related to owning and maintaining a home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtacki. Since...

Jul 20, 2017
Typical U.S. Home Worth More Than $200,000 for First Time

The typical U.S. home is worth over $200,000 for the first time ever, according to the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Reportsi. The national median home value is now $200,400, up about 7 and a...

Jul 18, 2017
Gen X Homeowners Lag Behind in Building Equity, Showing Scars from Housing Crash

Gen X homeowners bore the brunt of the housing crash, and it still shows a decade later as they lag behind in gaining equity in their homes, according to the new Zillow Home Equity Report....

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