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July Case-Shiller: Expect a Slight Uptick in Appreciation
August 25, 2015

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


July Real Estate Market Reports: When Turning Negative is Actually a Positive
August 24, 2015

In July, the median U.S. home value was $179,900, up 3 percent from a year ago, but down 0.1 percent from June – the first...


Miami's Market Basics: The Scoop on Home Values, Rents, Inventory, Affordability Negative Equity & Construction in Miami
August 18, 2015

Miami has a well-deserved reputation for hospitality, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors and migrants attracted by the city’s...


At 2015 Midpoint, Buying Remains a Better Bargain Than Renting
August 12, 2015

Renters can expect to spend 30 percent of their income on rent, while buyers can expect to spend 15 percent of their monthly...


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...


Q1 2015 Negative Equity Report: After Three Long Years, The Hard Work Begins Now
June 11, 2015

The U.S. rate of negative equity among mortgaged homeowners was 15.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, down from 16.9...


April Market Reports: Buying Conditions Are Ripe, But Homeownership Headwinds are Strong
May 20, 2015

U.S. rents grew at their fastest pace in two years in April, surpassing growth in home values. Rents grew faster than...


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...


February Market Reports: Slower and Steadier
March 26, 2015

In February, the U.S. median home value was $178,700, up 4.9 percent from February 2014. February represents the first...


Even as Home Values Rise, Negative Equity Rate Flattens
March 19, 2015

Home values continue to rise, but negative equity is going up in 21 of the top 50 housing markets, indicating many underwater...