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Camille writes about housing trends for the Zillow Blog.

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More American Households Doubling Up as Rents Rise

Americans making the national median income should expect to pay nearly 30 percent of their income on rent, an all-time high.

Fall Housing Market Cools, Revealing New Top Metros for Buyers and Sellers

The nation’s hottest markets on the West Coast continued to favor sellers with quick sales and high asking prices. But some still-recovering markets remained a bargain for buyers as more homes went up for sale.

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Hot College Towns to Buy Real Estate

The demand for off-campus rental housing is steady, creating a large spike in rental prices. On the other hand home values are still below their peak levels, and mortgage rates remain low, making for great bargains for long-term buyers.

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Million-Dollar Homes Are Shrinking in Nearly Two-Thirds of Major Metros

The median size of a million-dollar home today is just 2,629 square feet, down 4 percent from 2,730 square feet in 2007.

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Zillow Names Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

Today, Zillow introduces its new, semi-annual “Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home” list, ranking places based on location, price and investment potential.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Down Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages dipped slightly this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 3.98 percent, down 5 basis points from this time last week.

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Lack of Inventory Squeezing First-Time Home Buyers Out of the Market

After rising at the end of 2013, for-sale inventory has fallen for four straight months to begin 2014.

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Buying Beats Renting in Half of US Metros

Rising rents and low mortgage rates have helped skew the rent vs. buy decision toward buying for those who can afford it.

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Who Pays America’s Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes?

The second biggest cost of home ownership — following the mortgage — is usually property taxes. In 2012, homeowners paid an average of about $2,800 in property taxes, but it can vary greatly depending on where you live.

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U.S. Negative Equity Rate Dips Below 20 Percent in Q4

Today, Zillow released the fourth quarter Negative Equity Report. Nationally, the share of homeowners with a mortgage that are underwater, […]

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Buyers Expected to Gain More Leverage This Year as Inventory Across US Rises

Inventory is rising and home prices are leveling off, giving buyers a better advantage this spring.

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10 Best Metros for Meeting Your Valentine

The nation’s top areas for singles may have the highest percentage of bachelors and bachelorettes, but financial factors count, too.

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Home Values Remain Strong in November, Expected to Slow During 2014

Home values rose in November, up 0.6 percent from October, according to the latest Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.

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Zillow Housing Forum Speakers Announced

With just one week left until our housing forum in Washington, D.C., “Getting our House in Order: Solving the Lingering […]

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Getting Our House in Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession

We’re teaming up with the Bipartisan Policy Center to host a full-day event entitled “Getting Our House in Order: Solving the Lingering Issues of the Housing Recession,” Thursday, Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

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