Oct. 2014 Case-Shiller Prediction: Expect the Slowdown to Continue


The September S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data out this morning showed more slowing in the housing market,...

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Sept. Case-Shiller Slows to More Sedate, Sustainable Pace


Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) September...

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A House for the Birds: The Best Places to Find Real Estate with Turkeys


Missouri has the most for-sale home listings that make specific mention of “turkey” in the description. Alaska...

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Large Multi-Family Buildings: Bright, Shiny, New…and Affordable?


New things tend to be more expensive than old things—new cars, new computers, new spouses and new homes...

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Oct. 2014 Case-Shiller Prediction: Expect the Slowdown to Continue
November 25, 2014

The September S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data out this morning showed more slowing in the housing market, with annual growth in the 20-city index falling 0.7 percentage points from August’s pace to 4.9 percent in September. This is the first time annual appreciation for the 20-city index has been below 5 percent since October 2012. The national […]

Sept. Case-Shiller Slows to More Sedate, Sustainable Pace
November 25, 2014

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) September 10- and 20-City Composites rose 4.8 and 4.9 percent, respectively on a year-over-year basis, in line with Zillow’s forecast released last month. On a seasonally adjusted (SA) monthly basis, the 10- and 20-City Composites were each up 0.3 percent, respectively, from August […]

A House for the Birds: The Best Places to Find Real Estate with Turkeys
November 24, 2014

Missouri has the most for-sale home listings that make specific mention of “turkey” in the description. Alaska features the lowest number of listings calling out turkeys. Do holiday airport departure delays ruffle your feathers? Is the thought of frantically cleaning before the in-laws arrive putting you in a fowl mood? Do you think hunting for […]

Large Multi-Family Buildings: Bright, Shiny, New…and Affordable?
November 24, 2014

New things tend to be more expensive than old things—new cars, new computers, new spouses and new homes (of course, after a certain age, things become antiques and their value starts to rise again). This wisdom also holds true for apartments, according to a Zillow analysis of data from Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey.[1] […]

Home Sales: Out With the New, in With the Old
November 21, 2014

In general, home builders appear to have made a tradeoff in recent years: To sell fewer but more expensive homes instead of selling more but less expensive homes. Sales of new single-family homes have lagged behind sales of existing single-family homes during the recovery. But prices of new homes barely fell during the recession, and […]

Oct. New Home Sales Forecast: The Assumptions and Options
November 21, 2014

Zillow expects new home sales for October to fall between 0.4 percent and 2.5 percent month-over-month, to between 455,000 and 465,000 units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) from 467,000 units in September. However, the models we use and the underlying assumptions are not always as definitive as we would like. Below we provide […]

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