Q2: Hot Markets See Runaway Rents Amid Dropping For-Sale Inventory


U.S. home values nationwide were up 3.3 percent year-over-year in 2015 Q2 and are expected to rise...

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Case-Shiller Expected to Maintain Holding Pattern in June


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

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May Case-Shiller: Home Price Appreciation Holding Steady


Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) May 10- and 20-City...

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Key Takeaways from the June New Home Sales Report


New home sales unexpectedly fell 6.8 percent in June, to 482,000 units (SAAR). May sales for were...

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Q2: Hot Markets See Runaway Rents Amid Dropping For-Sale Inventory
July 29, 2015

U.S. home values nationwide were up 3.3 percent year-over-year in 2015 Q2 and are expected to rise another 2.4 percent in the next 12 months. For-sale inventory of homes declined 6.5 percent from 2014 Q2. Rents are still outpacing growth in home values, up 4.3 percent annually, growing one percentage point faster than home values […]

Case-Shiller Expected to Maintain Holding Pattern in June
July 28, 2015

The May 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 4.7 percent for the 10-city composite (seasonally adjusted). The national index has risen 4.4 percent since May 2014. The non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) 10-City Index was up one percent month-over-month, while […]

May Case-Shiller: Home Price Appreciation Holding Steady
July 28, 2015

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) May 10- and 20-City Composites rose 4.7 percent and 4.9 percent, respectively, on a year-over-year basis. The U.S. National Index rose 4.4 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 […]

Key Takeaways from the June New Home Sales Report
July 24, 2015

New home sales unexpectedly fell 6.8 percent in June, to 482,000 units (SAAR). May sales for were also revised lower. Sales of new homes are still up 18 percent from a year ago and are higher than in all but six months since June 2008. The median sales price of new homes edged up slightly […]

Key Takeaways from the June Existing Home Sales Report
July 22, 2015

Existing home sales increased more than expected in June. Sales totaled 5.49 million units (SAAR), the highest level (absent federal tax incentives) since spring 2007, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median price of existing homes sold rose 6.5 percent year-over-year to $236,400, the 40th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains, as tight […]

Race & Homeownership: How Much of the Differences are Explainable by Economics Alone?
July 21, 2015

There is a large difference between the homeownership rates of white and black households Most of this racial disparity cannot be explained by differences in average socioeconomic conditions. In 2011, socioeconomic factors explained only 6 percentage points of a 20 percentage point gap in homeownership rates. Generally, the black homeownership rate is considerably lower than […]

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