Briefs

Key Takeaways from the July Existing Home Sales Report August 20, 2015

Existing home sales rose more than expected in July, up 2 percent to 5.59 million units (SAAR), their highest level since...

How Are Homes Purchased in Miami, And What Types of Homes are Popular? August 19, 2015

From the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2014, the share of all homes purchased by LLCs in Miami increased from 5 percent...

Welcome to Miami: Where are Miami’s International Buyers Coming From? August 18, 2015

Home shoppers from Brazil, Canada and Venezuela dominated international home search traffic in Miami-Dade County, accounting...

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...

Demographics in Miami: Miami’s Face, America’s Future? August 18, 2015

Since 1950, Miami-Dade County has quintupled in population, from 500,000 residents to 2.6 million today, more than twice...

First-Time Homebuyers: Older, Singler, Not Much Richer August 17, 2015

First-time homebuyers today are typically older, spend more time in rental housing, are less likely to be married and are buying...

Experts Explain Why Rent Control Doesn’t Work, and Homeownership Won’t Keep Falling August 13, 2015

Panelists surveyed by Zillow expect home values to end 2015 up 4.1 percent year-over-year, on average. On average, panelists...

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...

Dr. Svenja Gudell Promoted to Zillow Chief Economist August 11, 2015

I am beyond thrilled to announce the promotion of Dr. Svenja Gudell to the Chief Economist role for Zillow. When I started...

July Home Sales: New and Existing Sales Expected to Reverse Some of June’s Unexpected Change August 7, 2015

Note: We will soon begin publishing our monthly forecasts of existing and new home sales for the next month the day that...