Case-Shiller Revisions Bring it More in Line with the Zillow Home Value Index


In March 2013 CoreLogic purchased the S&P/Case-Shiller indices. They spent the past year revising...

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In Q2, Low Interest Rates Helped Keep Mortgages Affordable, Even as Rents Remained Widely Unaffordable


Purchasing a home is more affordable today than it was historically in 94 of the country’s 100 largest...

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Mind the Gap


Prices for rentals and homes for sale in Brooklyn have increased markedly over the last few years. Some...

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Fun with Data: Finding the Mean Center of U.S. Home Values


Inspired by the United States Census Bureau’s graphic and animation showing the movement of the mean...

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Recent Posts and Data

Case-Shiller Revisions Bring it More in Line with the Zillow Home Value Index
September 29, 2014

In March 2013 CoreLogic purchased the S&P/Case-Shiller indices. They spent the past year revising the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index to use CoreLogic’s data. To better understand the revised index, we compared it to the previous S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index and the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI). To the right is a […]

In Q2, Low Interest Rates Helped Keep Mortgages Affordable, Even as Rents Remained Widely Unaffordable
September 25, 2014

Purchasing a home is more affordable today than it was historically in 94 of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. But renting a home is less affordable today than it was historically in 88 of the country’s 100 largest markets. Affordability remains an issue in many California markets, where both rental and for-sale affordability are […]

Mind the Gap
September 24, 2014

Prices for rentals and homes for sale in Brooklyn have increased markedly over the last few years. Some neighborhoods have even managed to surpass Manhattan price levels. Over the last few decades, Brooklyn has earned the reputation of being the “cool” New York City borough—home of the hipster movement, artisan manufacturing and a burgeoning culinary […]

Fun with Data: Finding the Mean Center of U.S. Home Values
September 24, 2014

Inspired by the United States Census Bureau’s graphic and animation showing the movement of the mean center of the U.S. population, we used Zillow data to calculate the mean center of U.S. home values. First, we should clarify what we mean by “mean center.” The Census Bureau does a great job describing the mean center […]

A Hard Sell: Why Home Sales Volume Continues to Lag
September 23, 2014

Sales of both new and existing homes rose just 0.5 percent in August from July, to a seasonally adjusted level of 328,992, but fell 4.1 percent from one year ago. After rising throughout the first half of 2013, annual growth in sales volume has now fallen in each of the past 10 months. Smaller investor […]

Methodology: Home Sales
September 23, 2014

Overview Zillow is releasing a new sales metric providing the number of new and existing home sales across the country. The key elements of this series: Home sales are reported for arms-length transactions of single family, condominium and cooperative properties. Home sales are reported at the national, metro and county levels. The series starts in […]

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