Many housing markets haven’t bounced back from the last major crash



In the decade since the housing bust, median home values have more than recovered in most of the nation’s largest markets. But within nearly all those major markets there remains inequity — neighborhoods that were hit hardest by the crisis continue to bear an outsized burden even through the recovery. A new Zillow report shows […]

Mortgage payments rise twice as fast as interest rates



Buyers’ monthly housing costs are growing rapidly as mortgage rates have risen significantly since the beginning of the year. A recent Zillow analysis found that higher rates are responsible for about two-thirds of the increase in buyers’ monthly mortgage payments compared with what those costs would have been a year ago had home values remained […]

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 […]

Analysis shows Chicago is the easiest place to save for a down payment



If you’re struggling to save up for a down payment on your first home, you could do a lot worse than move to Chicago, where it’s possible to do so within just three years, according to a new analysis from RealEstate.com.

NAHB data shows lower-than-expected household formation among millennials



The U.S. has around 2.4 million less households than it “should” have, according to a new analysis from the National Association of Home Builders.

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

The cost of waterfront living is falling fast



A new Zillow analysis shows that people are paying less of a premium to enjoy living at a waterfront property in the U.S.

A lower credit score could cost you up to $21k on the price of your home



Homebuyers with a lower credit score pay thousands of dollars more for the same home than a buyer with an excellent credit score.

Report: Despite earning more, most college grads are staying at home



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.

How predictive analytics is changing the game for real estate agents



Real estate brokerages are increasingly turning to something called predictive analytics in order to work out which consumers are most likely to buy or sell.

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