The Renters Next Door: America’s New Generation of Single-Family Residence Renters


Over the past decade, almost all of the growth in America’s households has been driven by renters,...

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Key Takeaways from the March New Home Sales Report


New home sales fell 11.4 percent in March from February, to 481,000 units (SAAR), according to the U.S....

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Key Takeaways from the March Existing Home Sales Report


Existing home sales rebounded strongly in March after a slow start to the year, according to the National...

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Homeownership Really Is All About the Money


Households in the bottom 20 percent of income have a homeownership rate of 30 percent nationally,...

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Recent Posts and Data

The Renters Next Door: America’s New Generation of Single-Family Residence Renters
April 24, 2015

Over the past decade, almost all of the growth in America’s households has been driven by renters, especially renters of single-family residences (SFRs). Owning the stereotypical modest home with a white picket fence was long a hallmark of the suburban society that characterized the second half of the twentieth century (at least in the popular […]

Key Takeaways from the March New Home Sales Report
April 23, 2015

New home sales fell 11.4 percent in March from February, to 481,000 units (SAAR), according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sluggish sales in the South and Northeast accounted for almost all of the drop in sales volume, with the South contributing 82 percent of the overall decline. Since the housing bust, the South has shown […]

Key Takeaways from the March Existing Home Sales Report
April 22, 2015

Existing home sales rebounded strongly in March after a slow start to the year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median price of existing homes sold continues to increase rapidly, outpacing growth in home values overall. Existing home sales rose 6.1 percent in March from February, to 5.1 million units at a seasonally […]

Homeownership Really Is All About the Money
April 22, 2015

Households in the bottom 20 percent of income have a homeownership rate of 30 percent nationally, while those in the top 20 percent have a homeownership rate of 87 percent. Minneapolis has the highest homeownership rate among middle-income households, at 91 percent. San Diego has the lowest, at 41 percent. Homeownership is a critical part […]

Q1 Market Reports: Did Anyone Tell Landlords That Slow & Steady Wins the Race?
April 21, 2015

As of the end of the first quarter, the U.S. Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) was up 3.9 percent year-over-year, to $178,400. The Zillow Rent Index rose 3.7 percent year-over-year, to $1,362. In 17 of the nation’s 35 largest metro areas, annual ZRI growth exceeded annual ZHVI growth in March, up from 15 at the […]

March New Home Sales Expected to Fall 0.7 percent
April 17, 2015

Zillow expects March new home sales to fall 0.7 percent, to 535,000 units (SAAR). New home construction fell drastically in February, with a 15.3 percent month-over-month decline in home starts, and did not fare much better in March, up just 2 percent from February. This could mean slower sales in coming months. Zillow expects Thursday’s […]

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