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Jun 6, 2018
Birth Rates are Falling Most where Homes are Appreciating Fastest

The rate of babies being born is dropping the most in counties where home values are appreciating the fastest, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. An extra 10 percentage-point rise in home...

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May 30, 2018
Less Than 10 Percent of Homeowners Are Underwater on Their Mortgages

More than a decade after the housing market collapsed, the recovery has passed another milestone. The share of homeowners who owe more than the value of their home is 9.1 percent, falling below 10...

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May 24, 2018
Home Values Rise at Fastest Pace in 12 Years

National median home values are rising at their fastest pace in 12 years, according to the April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reporti. Over the past year, home values across the country rose 8.7...

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May 22, 2018
Experts Predict Next Recession Will Begin in 2020

The United States will likely enter the next recession in 2020, according to the 2018 Q2 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Surveyi. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by...

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May 17, 2018
Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40 Billion into the Housing Market

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of last year could result in tens of billions of dollars being reinvested into the housing market, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations...

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May 15, 2018
Homebuyers with Lower Credit Scores Pay an Extra $21,000 in Mortgage Costs

Homebuyers with a lower credit score pay thousands of dollars more for the same home than a buyer with an excellent credit score. A new Zillow® analysis[i] finds that nationally, a borrower with...

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May 10, 2018
Share of Millennials Living with Mom on the Rise

More millennials age 24-36 live with their moms than at any time in the past decade, according to the latest Zillow® analysis[i]. Nearly a quarter of U.S. millennials are living at home with...

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May 8, 2018
Recent Grads Are Living at Home More in Markets with the Biggest Boom and Bust Cycles

Young college graduates are more likely to be living with their parents than they were before the housing bubble, especially in places that had a more exaggerated boom and subsequent crash. A new...

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May 3, 2018
Los Angeles and Atlanta are Home to the Nation's Most Popular Neighborhoods

Today, Zillow® announced the 20 most popular neighborhoods across the U.S. Topping the list is The Oaks in Los Angeles, Tuxedo Park in Atlanta, and Presidio Heights in San Francisco. To identify...

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May 2, 2018
Entry-Level Homes with 'Farmhouse Sinks,' 'Wainscoting,' or 'Exposed Beams' Sell for Nearly 30 Percent More than Expected

Homebuyers – especially first-time buyers shopping for entry-level homes – can expect to pay a significant premium for houses with listings that tout popular farmhouse or craftsman-inspired...

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Apr 26, 2018
Amazon Effect: HQ2 Would Spur the Biggest Rent Hikes in Nashville and Denver

Among the 20 finalist cities, Amazon's second headquarters would boost annual rent appreciation the most in Nashville, Denver and Los Angeles, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. After...

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Apr 26, 2018
Inventory at Historic Lows, Majority of Homes for Sale are at the High End

There are almost 9 percent fewer homes on the market than a year ago, and the majority of those are unaffordable for most first-time homebuyers. More than half of all homes for sale across the...

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Apr 25, 2018
Homes in Formerly Redlined Areas Trailing in Value

The effects of redlining are still visible in today's housing market, 50 years after the practice was outlawed. Homes in areas that were "redlined" – or deemed "hazardous" for mortgage lending...

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Apr 19, 2018
Mortgage Denial Rates Fall, but Racial Gap Persists: Black Applicants Twice as Likely as Whites to be Denied a Conventional Loan

Mortgage applications are denied at the lowest rate in the past 20 years, yet a stark divide remains between potential homebuyers of different racial groups. Nationally, the share of applicants...

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Apr 17, 2018
Homes Sold Faster than Ever in 2017

Home shoppers should be prepared to move quickly when they find a home they want, as homes sold at their fastest pace on record in 2017. It took 81 days to sell the median U.S. home in 2017, nine...

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Apr 12, 2018
Zillow Expands Instant Offers to Phoenix; Will Work with Agents to Test Buying and Selling Homes Directly

Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and the web, will expand Zillow Instant Offers™...

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Apr 11, 2018
Black Homebuyers Could Afford 55 Percent of U.S. Homes for Sale in 2017

When it comes to buying a home, black homebuyers are at a distinct disadvantage compared with other racial groups. A homebuyer making the median black household income ($39,466) could afford 55.3...

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Apr 9, 2018
Homes "Earn" Minimum Wage or More in Nearly Half the Nation's Largest Cities

Home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation's 50 largest cities, according to a new Zillow® analysisi. The typical U.S....

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Apr 4, 2018
Homes with 'Heated Floors,' 'Steam Showers,' or 'Outdoor Kitchens' Sell for Nearly 30 Percent More than Expected

While timing is certainly important, a home's listing description can also have a significant impact on its final sale price. For-sale listings mentioning keywords like "steam shower,"...

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Mar 27, 2018
Selling a House in 2018 Can Cost More than $18,000

U.S. homeowners spend $18,342 on average to sell their home, according to Zillow® and Thumbtack's 2018 Hidden Costs of Selling analysisi. Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common, but often...

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Mar 22, 2018
Rent Growth Accelerating at Fastest Pace in 21 Months

Median rent across the nation is accelerating at its fastest pace in 21 months, according to the February Zillow® Real Estate Market Reporti. Over the past year, the median rent in the U.S. rose...

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Mar 13, 2018
Rising Mortgage Rates Could Threaten Housing Affordability

The years of historically affordable mortgage rates look to be ending as rates have steadily increased in recent months and show no signs of turning back. Since the beginning of the year, mortgage...

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Mar 9, 2018
Changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Could Cost Borrowers Additional $400 in Monthly Mortgage Payments

Proposed reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that guarantee the majority of U.S. home loans could drive up monthly housing costs and diminish housing affordability for many...

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Mar 7, 2018
Tampa is the Best Market for First-time Homebuyers

First-time buyers looking for an affordable home without much competition will have the best luck in Tampa, Florida, according to Zillow®'s 2018 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis....

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Mar 1, 2018
Experts Think Amazon Will Choose Atlanta or Northern Virginia as its Second Headquarters

Experts expect Amazon to choose either Northern Virginia or Atlanta for its new headquarters, according to the 2018 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Surveyi. Austin and Denver were also commonly...

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