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Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home
July 2, 2014

Methodology: Our goal in creating the Second Home Index is to surface U.S. cities near popular vacation destinations that...


Breakeven Horizon for Metro Areas
May 20, 2014

The decision to buy or rent your home may appear simple on the surface—a process of comparing monthly rent to a mortgage...


Buy or Rent: Insight for the Undecided
April 29, 2014

As the economic recovery continues, albeit slowly and steadily, some economists are hopeful that improved employment numbers...


A House Divided – How Race Colors the Path to Homeownership
January 15, 2014

For millions of Americans, owning one’s own home is a fundamental part of the American Dream. It’s a goal shared equally...


A Zillow Christmas Poem
December 23, 2013

Twas the time to be festive, to head out the door, When we heard silver bells jingling at half past four. Out the window...


Introducing the Zillow Market Health Index
December 13, 2013

‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’ may be a common colloquialism, but all it takes is a guy comparing...


Market Health Index Methodology
December 13, 2013

The Market Health Index, an ordinal measure ranging from 0 to 10, illustrates the current health of a region’s housing...


Days on Market, the Long and the Short of it
November 13, 2013

With our extensive database of home sales and listings, we’ve long wanted to provide comprehensive and detailed data on the number...


Free-and-Clear Homeownership Rates: A Historical Perspective
March 26, 2013

In a recent post we lifted the lid on free and clear homeowners, revealing who and where they are and offering graphical...


For-Sale Inventory Continues to Fall, But Shortages May Be Easing
March 7, 2013

In past quarters, we've been able to spotlight the significant reduction in the number of available homes for sale in every...