Briefs

Feb. New Home Sales Expected to Fall 1.2 percent March 19, 2015

Zillow expects February new home sales to fall 1.2 percent, to 475,000 units (SAAR). According to our models, new home...

Texas Two-Step: How Falling Oil Prices Could Impact Texas Rental Markets March 18, 2015

Texas rental markets have benefitted in recent years from the inflow of well-educated, well-paid oil and gas industry...

Motivated to Move March 18, 2015

The number of Americans moving in a given year is falling, and the reasons we choose to move are changing. But what is really...

Feb. Housing Starts End a Five-Month Trend March 17, 2015

Housing starts in February fell 17 percent from January and 3 percent from a year ago, to a seasonally adjusted annual...

Risk On, Risk Off: Large/Small Lenders Prioritize Different Borrower Profiles March 16, 2015

In the wake of the Financial Crisis, there has been substantial speculation that lenders have become increasingly cautious...

Just How Tight is Mortgage Credit, Anyway? March 12, 2015

Determining just how easy it is (or isn’t) to get a mortgage now relative to other points in time is no easy task. But we’ve...

Gap Year: Renters’ Housing Confidence Growing Faster Than Homeowners’ March 12, 2015

While homeowners remain more confident overall in the housing market than renters, that “confidence gap” is shrinking...

Rental Vacancy: No Rooms for Rent March 11, 2015

Nationally, the rental vacancy rate dropped from 8.2 percent at the end of 2013 to 7 percent at the end of 2014. The...

Construction Jobs: Momentum is Slowly Building March 11, 2015

February marked the 12th month in a row the U.S. economy has added over 200,000 jobs, helping the unemployment rate to fall...

Zillow Research Reading List, March 6th March 6, 2015

At Zillow Research, our days are fully consumed with bringing you the best, most interesting and most actionable real estate...