Home Value and Rent Appreciation Remains Strong, But Home Values Will Slow


U.S. home values rose 0.5 percent in August 2014 from July, to $175,600. On a year-over-year basis,...

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Existing Home Sales to Rise Modestly in August


We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.20 million and 5.22 million units (SAAR) in August. This...

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Living Alone? So Are Your Parents.


The share of working-age adults, those 23 to 65 years old, living by themselves has steadily increased...

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Want to Increase Homeownership? Give a Millennial a Good Job


When the unemployment rate increases 1 percentage point among young adults, their homeownership rate...

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Home Value and Rent Appreciation Remains Strong, But Home Values Will Slow
September 18, 2014

U.S. home values rose 0.5 percent in August 2014 from July, to $175,600. On a year-over-year basis, home values were up 6.6 percent from August 2013. The last time national home values were at this level was in March 2005. Rents were up 3.3 percent on an annual basis. The U.S. Zillow Home Value Forecast […]

Existing Home Sales to Rise Modestly in August
September 18, 2014

We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.20 million and 5.22 million units (SAAR) in August. This would translate into a percent increase between 1.0 percent and 1.3 percent over the month. Interest rates were flat in July and provided a modest impetus to sales; slow income growth and a low homeownership rate […]

Living Alone? So Are Your Parents.
September 18, 2014

The share of working-age adults, those 23 to 65 years old, living by themselves has steadily increased over time, reaching an all-time high of 12.3 percent in 2011. Since the late nineties, growth in the share of working-age adults living alone has been driven by older adults aged 51 to 65. The share of younger […]

Want to Increase Homeownership? Give a Millennial a Good Job
September 18, 2014

When the unemployment rate increases 1 percentage point among young adults, their homeownership rate tends to fall by 0.5 percentage point in the next year. When part-time employment increases 1 percentage point among young adults, the next year their homeownership rate tends to fall by 0.45 percentage point. Over the recovery, millennials have found more […]

Supply and Demand Dynamics in Subprime Mortgage Markets: An Update
September 17, 2014

Last week the New York Times Magazine ran a story, “Are Subprime Mortgages Coming Back?” (Sept. 9, 2014), arguing that subprime mortgage lending has unfairly received a bad reputation in the wake of the Financial Crisis and that in many instances, loans that are classified as subprime allow households that do not meet traditional (some […]

Does Racial Segregation Impact Home Values?
September 15, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Mo., over the past month have prompted a national conversation about race, with several commentators pointing to the degree of racial segregation in St. Louis as important context to the situation there. On the heels of our recent report, A House Divided – How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership, we […]

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