Rents have fallen on an annual basis for the first time in 6 years



Rents declined nationwide on an annual basis for the first time in more than six years.
The median U.S. rent is $1,440, according

Suburbs are less affordable than urban areas in the largest U.S. metros, study finds



Housing affordability across the country is especially tough in the nation’s urban areas, but in the country’s largest metros it’s often the suburbs that are the least affordable.

New owners can expect to pay $40,000 in fees to buy a home



Buying a home is one of the most expensive transactions someone will ever make, and home shoppers can expect to spend $40,000 on average in one-time fees on the typical U.S. home, according to a new analysis from Zillow company RealEstate.com and Thumbtack, an online service that matches customers with local professionals. For first-time buyers, […]

10 years after the recession, many markets still struggle to recover



One decade after the Great Recession began following the collapse of the U.S. housing market, it’s clear that home values have recovered in most of the largest markets in the country, and then some, according to a new Zillow analysis. The report shows the markets with the biggest gains since the mid-2000s bubble are mostly […]

Report: Home affordability “unnervingly low’ for lower-income buyers



The double-whammy of of rising home prices and interest rates is creating a tough environment for would-be home buyers, making monthly mortgage payments on even modestly priced homes more of a financial burden. A monthly mortgage payment for a typical U.S. home requires 17.5 percent of the median income, up from 15.4 percent a year […]

Here’s how much real estate $1 will buy in major U.S. markets



It’s no secret that housing prices have been quickly climbing over the past decade — the median home value in the U.S. is higher than ever before,

Expect housing to become a buyer’s market by 2020, experts say



Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey has revealed that it’s still a seller’s market as far as real estate is concerned, though the situation could change within the next 18 months.

Home price growth is slowing down in most larger markets



Home-value growth is slowing in almost two-thirds of the nation’s largest housing markets, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Report.

Home construction decline means 6 million homes are “missing” from U.S. markets



The alarming shortage of housing inventory can be blamed on a downtrend in new home construction that began in the wake of the Great Recession last decade, according to a new Zillow analysis.

The proportion of renters has grown significantly in every major U.S. city since 2006



Every single one of the U.S.’s 50 largest cities now has more renters than it did 10 years ago, according to a new Zillow analysis. The real estate listings

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