Zillow forecasts strong housing demand for years to come

Real estate giant Zillow said in a report last week that it believes housing demand will remain strong for years to come as buyers try to make up for lost time caused by the impact of the Great Recession last decade. In its most recent analysis, Zillow said that low rates of household formation since

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Zillow: Coronavirus is slowing the housing market

It has been a wild ride for mortgage rates over the past month, which touched record lows then rebounded just as fast. Low rates are typically associated with healthy housing demand and a strong market – especially now that we’ve entered home shopping season – but early signs indicate the market is slowing. As the

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Study shows that recessions don’t have much impact on home values

New research from Zillow shows that recessions typically don’t have a negative impact on home values, contrary to what many experts have always said. Other than the housing-led Great Recession of the late 2000s, Zillow’s analysis shows that home values have typically continued to grow through national and statewide recessions over the past quarter-century. The

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Housing demand surges earlier than expected this year

The spring buying season may already be upon as, with reports suggesting that demand for housing is picking up earlier than expected. Analysts say lower mortgage rates could be the reason. For example, CNBC reported the case of an open house in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where dozens of prospective buyers were lined

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Millennials fleeing the nest at much faster rate, bodes well for housing demand.

Fannie Mae says that young adults are finally beginning to flee the nest in their droves, with the number of those who’re moving out from their parent’s homes growing fast.

Redfin Housing Demand Index Dips from January’s Record High

The Redfin Housing Demand Index decreased 8.5 percent from January’s record high, to a seasonally adjusted level of 118 in February, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage.

FED: Household Formation At Lowest Levels Ever Recorded In U.S.

According to Federal Reserve economists, the rate of new household formation has plummeted to it’s lowest level since records began being kept at the end of WWII. Down some 59% from the historical trend, we are seeing around 550,000 new households formed each year, as opposed to the average of 1.35 million per year through

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What Happens When The Investors Go?

Investors and all-cash home buyers accounted for about 19% and 30%, respectively, of all sales in March, according to the National Association of Realtors. That represents a significant share of the market, and some analysts are concerned that as home prices rise, investor and all-cash demand will start to shrink.

Are You Investing In A Local Housing Market That Would Be Drastically Impacted By The Fiscal Cliff?

One of the most unique aspects of investing in real estate is the fact that individual local markets can be quickly and significantly impacted for better or worse, by changes in local market conditions. The fiscal cliff represents just such a possibility. Assuming there is no agreement forthcoming for avoiding the “fiscal cliff”, real estate

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