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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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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall for Second Week in a Row

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.20 percent, down from 4.25 […]

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Majority of U.S. Homes Currently Very Affordable for Typical Buyers, But for How Long?

The majority of homes nationwide are more affordable now than they were in the years leading up to the start of the housing bubble, with home […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop, Erasing Prior Gains

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked on Wednesday at 4.29 percent before falling to 4.20 percent, where rates hovered for the remainder of the week.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike Eight Basis Points

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.27 percent, up from 4.19 […]

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Sellers in Strong Buyers’ Markets Find Ways to Stand Out

Zillow used market data to determine the West Coast and San Antonio are the easiest places to sell a home, and buyers can still get a great deal in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Tampa.

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Spring Housing Market Shaping Up as Tale of Two Coasts

As the spring home shopping season heats up, buyers and sellers nationwide can expect very different experiences when it comes to negotiating power. Zillow took a […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.19 percent, down from 4.21 […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Jump 10 Basis Points

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.21 percent, up from 4.11 […]

What one percent

Infographic: What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage

For a $300,000 mortgage with a 20% down payment and a 30-year fixed rate mortgage of 4.5% vs. 5.5%, you can save $52,794 over the life of the loan.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline First Time in 4 Weeks

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.11 percent, down from 4.18 […]

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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, owing more on their home than […]

Mortgage and down payment

CORRECTION: 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains Unchanged

CORRECTION 2/25/14: Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages remained unchanged from last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.18 […]

Home for sale

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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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Rises for Second Consecutive Week

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.18 percent, up from […]