Mortgage Access at a Tipping Point: Is This the New Normal?


After 18 months of signaling mortgage credit availability increasing, the Zillow Mortgage Access Index...

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Looking to Buy a Home With Cash? Head East, Young Man


Seven of the top 10 metros for share of cash purchases were in Florida as of the end of the first...

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July Case-Shiller: Expect a Slight Uptick in Appreciation


The June S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data published today showed home prices continuing to rise at an annual...

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August Home Sales: After a Sizzling July, Expect a Mellow August


Zillow expects existing home sales to be flat in August, holding at 5.59 million units (SAAR) after...

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Recent Posts and Data

Mortgage Access at a Tipping Point: Is This the New Normal?
September 1, 2015

After 18 months of signaling mortgage credit availability increasing, the Zillow Mortgage Access Index has been roughly flat for two straight quarters, indicating the ease with which consumers can obtain a mortgage may be plateauing. The two consecutive quarters of stagnation in the index lend credence to the idea that we have reached a new […]

Looking to Buy a Home With Cash? Head East, Young Man
August 26, 2015

Seven of the top 10 metros for share of cash purchases were in Florida as of the end of the first quarter of 2015. Six of the 10 metros with the smallest share of cash buyers are in California. Miami has the largest share of cash buyers, with 59 percent of purchases made with cash. Denver has […]

July Case-Shiller: Expect a Slight Uptick in Appreciation
August 25, 2015

The June S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data published today showed home prices continuing to rise at an annual rate of five percent for the 20-city composite and 4.6 percent for the 10-city composite. The national index has risen 4.5 percent since June 2014. The non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) 10- and 20-city indices were both down 0.1 percent from […]

August Home Sales: After a Sizzling July, Expect a Mellow August
August 25, 2015

Zillow expects existing home sales to be flat in August, holding at 5.59 million units (SAAR) after an unexpectedly strong July. For new home sales, Zillow expects a small 0.7 percent dip to 504,000 units (SAAR) from 507,000 units in August. Existing home prices should hold steady in August, a continuation of the trend seen […]

Key Takeaways from the July New Home Sales Report
August 25, 2015

New home sales rose in line with expectations in July, to 507,000 units (SAAR). Strengthening sales in the West and weakening sales in the Midwest are driving changes in the headline trend. The median sales price of new homes edged up from June, but the pace of growth in new home sales prices has slowed […]

June Case-Shiller: Housing Appreciation Remains Slow & Steady
August 25, 2015

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) June 10- and 20-City Composites rose 4.6 percent and 5 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis. The U.S. National Index rose 4.5 percent year-over-year. Today’s data were in line with Zillow’s forecasts, released last month. On a seasonally adjusted (SA) monthly basis, the […]

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