Zillow: If you’re saving for a home, cut down on the parties!



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 who attend just nine of these trips in a lifetime

Hidden costs of homeownership tops $9,000 per year, Zillow says



U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hidden costs related to owning and maintaining a home

Median home price in U.S. top $200,000 for the 1st time in history



The average price of a U.S. home is now worth more than $200,000 for the first time ever, according to new data from Zillow.

Zillow: Gen X homeowners struggling to build equity



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

Renters can save thousands by renewing instead of moving, Zillow says



Renewing a lease instead of moving to a new apartment can mean major savings for renters. Those who moved in the past year paid an average of $3,946 more in 2015 on rent than renters who stayed in the same unit for the past five or more years, according to a new Zillow analysis of 2015 rent data from

Online home valuations aren’t always accurate!



Homeowners who attempt to find out the value of their home using online algorithms such as Zillow’s Zestimate feature often find that these tools are inaccurate.

Zillow reveals which names own the most valuable homes



Homeowners named Stuart and Alison are among the top names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country, worth a median of more than $330,000

Zillow faces social media backlash over McMansion Hell copyright claims



Zillow is facing a social media backlash following its decision to send a cease-and-desist letter to the owner of prominent real estate blog McMansion Hell. The site is a kind of tongue-in-cheek website that pokes fun at so-called McMansions, with quirky comments like “windows you could scrape off with a butter knife”, and “doors to […]

For-sale home inventory drops at fastest pace in 4 years, Zillow says



The number of for-sale homes hitting the market is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years

Childcare costs undermines middle-class housing aspirations



Upper-middle-class families are more likely than low or upper-class families to rely on their extended family for childcare, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report

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