Study: Flooding threatens almost 400,000 U.S. homes



Some 386,000 U.S. homes today are likely to be at risk of regular flooding by 2050 because of sea-level rise from climate change, under a scenario of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study by Zillow and Climate Central. What’s more, America’s coastal communities have recently built thousands of new homes in these […]

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 […]

Zillow Offers expands to Houston



Zillow is to begin buying and selling homes in Houston in an expansion of its Zillow Offers program, marking the fifth market where the service is available. Zillow’s program launched in Phoenix this April, and had already expanded to include Las Vegas, Atlanta and Denver. The company will add Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina […]

Zillow seals acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America



Real estate listings giant Zillow looks like it’s getting into the mortgage industry following the completion of its acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America. Zillow has already made some significant steps to evolve its business, which was originally based on simple listings of homes. Back in May 2017 the company said it was getting into […]

Zillow lists its top 10 markets for buyers this winter



After years of competitive bidding wars and rising prices, a new study from Zillow shows it might finally be a good time to buy a home in many U.S. markets. Zillow researchers looked at three factors to determine which of the largest U.S. housing markets are becoming more buyer-friendly and found that some previously prohibitively […]

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

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 […]

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.

Ask Brian Real Estate: Which is better Zillow or Fair Market Analysis?



Brian, we are looking to sell our home in Oklahoma City and move to Kansas in the spring of 2019 to be closer to our parents, I was researching our home value on Zillow and it appraises for 210k which seems to be quite a bit. We are looking at hiring an appraiser to get a more accurate sell value

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 […]

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