Black homeownership rate rebounds from 3-decade low



Recent trends in the black homeownership rate show an increasing number are becoming homeowners. The homeownership rate for black households jumped 3.4 percentage points over the second half of 2019, bringing it from a three-decade low to back near historic averages. A deeper analysis by Zillow revealed some metro areas across the U.S. where the […]

Homes selling above list price fall to 3-year low



As the housing market returned to normal after a frenzied couple of years marked by intense bidding wars in many markets, the smallest share of homes sold for above their list price last year than in any year since 2016. Home value growth slowed throughout 2019 to a rate more in line with historic norms […]

Zillow reveals America’s most popular destinations for home buyers



Las Vegas is the most popular U.S. destination for non-local home shoppers, Minneapolitans don’t want to move out of the area – and hardly anybody else wants to move in – and Texans seem to mostly love living in Texas. These are just a few of the takeaways from a new Zillow analysis of search […]

U.S. housing inventory falls to 7-year low



The number of home listed for sale in the U.S. has fallen to its lowest point in at least seven years, and the shortage appears poised to get worse before it gets better. Inventory fell 7.5% annually to its lowest level in Zillow data that dates back to 2013, according to the December Zillow Real […]

U.S. housing market now worth $33.6 trillion, Zillow says



The total value of every home in the U.S. is $33.6 trillion, nearly as much as the GDP of the two largest global economies combined – the U.S. ($20.5 trillion) and China ($13.6 trillion) – according to a new Zillow analysis. Since 2010, when the market was battling to regain its footing in the wake […]

Zillow says U.S. now boasts 218 ‘million-dollar’ cities



There are currently 218 million-dollar cities in the U.S. – cities with a typical home value of $1 million or more – three more than at the end of 2018 and 74 more than there were five years ago. The net addition of three $1 million cities is easily the lowest in recent years, according […]

Zillow: Look South for the hottest housing markets in 2020



Led by Austin, housing markets in the southern half of the U.S. will perform the best in 2020, according to a panel of economists and real estate experts recently surveyed by Zillow. The latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey asked more than 100 economists, investment strategists and real estate experts for their predictions about the […]

Zillow: Relaxed zoning laws could lead to millions of new homes



Allowing for even modest amounts of new density in the nation’s overwhelmingly single-family neighborhoods could lead to millions of new homes nationwide, according to a new Zillow analysis, helping alleviate a housing affordability crisis that has been decades in the making. If the Los Angeles area, for example, continues to add housing largely as it […]

Zillow says more Gen Zers than millennials will become homeowners



The oldest Millennials, who will turn 40 in 2020, have lived through a turbulent decade of housing marked first by the initial recovery from the Great Recession, then the extraordinary home value growth of recent years. Due in large part to a variety of affordability challenges delaying all sorts of major life milestones, the homeownership […]

Americans spent $4.5 trillion on rental costs this decade



Renters in the U.S. spent a cumulative $4.5 trillion on rent during the 2010s, according to a new Zillow analysis. That’s more than the GDP of Germany or the combined market values of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet. In 2019 alone, renters spent more than $512 billion on housing – the most of any year […]