Interest in Refis Heats Back Up as Mortgage Rates Drop


Mortgage rates have fallen by 23 basis points in two weeks, from 4.12 percent on October 5th to 3.79...

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Sept. Existing Home Sales Forecast: The Assumptions, Options and Trends behind the Numbers


Zillow expects existing home sales for September to rise as much as 2.1 percent in the number of sales...

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Sept. Existing Home Sales Expected to Rise 2.1 Percent


We expect existing home sales to increase to about 5.15 million units (SAAR) in September, up 2.1 percent...

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Graduating into a recession hurts (for about six years)


Graduating into a recession has an immediate and lasting effect on young adults’ homeownership rate. Five...

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Recent Posts and Data

Interest in Refis Heats Back Up as Mortgage Rates Drop
October 18, 2014

Mortgage rates have fallen by 23 basis points in two weeks, from 4.12 percent on October 5th to 3.79 percent on October 17th. The number of refinance requests on Zillow more than doubled from a week earlier on Wednesday, October 15th as rates fell below 4 percent. Over the past 18 months, refinancing activity has […]

Sept. Existing Home Sales Forecast: The Assumptions, Options and Trends behind the Numbers
October 17, 2014

Zillow expects existing home sales for September to rise as much as 2.1 percent in the number of sales in September, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.15 million units, up from 5.05 million units in August. But the models we use and their underlying assumptions are not always as definitive as we […]

Sept. Existing Home Sales Expected to Rise 2.1 Percent
October 17, 2014

We expect existing home sales to increase to about 5.15 million units (SAAR) in September, up 2.1 percent from August. The expected increase in existing home sales is driven by the combination of strong pending home sales in July and weak existing home sales in August. Zillow expects Tuesday’s existing home sales data from the […]

Graduating into a recession hurts (for about six years)
October 14, 2014

Graduating into a recession has an immediate and lasting effect on young adults’ homeownership rate. Five years after completing their degree, young adults who graduate into a recession still have a lower homeownership rate than peers graduating into normal economic times. But at six years this gap disappears. As the sixth anniversary of the end […]

How Zillow’s Sales Metric is Calculated, and How it Compares to Others
October 10, 2014

Zillow uses a latency-adjusted count to calculate home sales, a different methodology than the leading series. Zillow counts total homes sales as recorded by the county, capturing all real-estate transactions. The Zillow series is built on a different data footprint than other series, only including arm’s length transactions of new and existing “standard” home sales. […]

Doubled-up for Dollars
October 9, 2014

Nationally, 32 percent of working-age adults – aged 23 to 65 – live in doubled-up households, up from 25 percent in 2000 and 26 percent in 1990. Employed U.S. adults in doubled-up households make 76.3 percent as much as employed adults in general, or roughly 76 cents for every dollar made by all adults. The […]

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