Briefs

Mortgage Rate Lock-in Won’t Dampen Residential Mobility (Too Much) August 7, 2014

For much of the past three decades, interest rates have trended continuously lower. Although there have been occasional spurts...

Housing in 2018: Older Buyers, Fewer Homeowners August 6, 2014

Overview 104 housing experts and economists expect home prices to end 2014 up 4.6 percent year-over-year, on average,...

The Real Costs of Rising Interest Rates for Homebuyers August 6, 2014

Key points: For most of the past three decades, mortgage rates have declined. But over the next several years, they are projected...

Millennials: The Kids Are All Right August 5, 2014

Zillow Housing Forum On July 24, 2014, Zillow hosted its fifth annual housing forum in Washington, D.C., bringing together...

Case-Shiller Forecast: Expecting Further Slowdowns Ahead July 29, 2014

The Case-Shiller data for May 2014 came out this morning, and based on this information and the June 2014 Zillow Home Value...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Fall From April to May July 29, 2014

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

The Long and Winding Recovery July 20, 2014

Zillow’s second quarter Real Estate Market Reports show that national home values rose 1.0 percent from the first quarter...

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Could Mean Falling Home Sales July 17, 2014

Executive summary Over the next year, the underlying drivers of the housing market will approach a delicate handoff...

Defining the Riskiest Markets for Home Purchases July 8, 2014

Many home buyers in the United States purchase a home with the expectation that, when they sell, the home will have appreciated...

Who is Buying What Types of Homes with Cash? July 3, 2014

As home values fell after the peak in 2007, many investors entered the market and purchased lower priced homes with all cash....