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New Homes are Getting Bigger, and Lots Are Getting Smaller

The average new home has gotten 24 percent bigger over the past 15 years, while lots have shrunk 10 percent.

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Mortgage Rate Update

The rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages was 3.73 percent.

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The Recession Is Over, But That Hasn't Meant Prosperity for All

As a majority of the U.S. markets increase in value, a select few struggle to keep up.

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The Fed Announcement: What It Means for Mortgage Rates and the Housing Market

Interest rates remain at historically low levels, pushing the long anticipated rate hike into the future.


Student Debt Has Minor Effect on Homeownership

As long as you get at least a four-year degree.


The Attainable American Dream? Not in These Major Tech Hubs

As housing costs skyrocket in these four big tech cities, fewer people are seeing a home purchase in their future.


Negative Equity Is Improving, but Condos Are More Likely to be Underwater

Underwater homes continue to surface, but condo owners are still more likely to owe more on their home than it’s worth.

Brickell's luxury high-rises dominate the Little Havana skyline.

Hyper-Gentrification Comes to Miami

‘They should not be able to eliminate a community.’

Zillow panel on housing: Ana Maria Rodriguez, Ines Hegedus-Garcia,  Andrew Frey,  Jack McCabe and Robert Cruz -- and moderator Nicholas Nehamas of The Miami Herald.

Zillow Visits Miami, Where Affordability and Transportation Are Top of Mind

South Floridians discuss how to address their mounting housing issues.


Looking to Buy? Home Values Are Dropping in These Markets

Homes in these seven markets are losing value, and that’s good news for buyers.

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The Age of Homes in All 50 States

Roaring ’20s or the Disco era? See which decades are most represented.


Who Needs a Spouse to Buy a First House?

These days, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s.


Experts: Rent Control Causes More Problems Than It Solves

Most housing experts surveyed agreed that rent control measures, however well-intentioned, always hurt more than they help.


It's Harder Than Ever to Afford the Monthly Rent

While rents are less affordable than ever, monthly mortgage payments are still within reach of people making the median income in most places.

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