Briefs

Why Not to Ask College-Aged Residents To Predict Home Value Growth April 8, 2015

Nationwide, the average error rate among consumers in actual versus predicted home value growth in 2014 was almost 4 percentage...

How Small Tyrants are Having a Big Impact on Rental Affordability in America April 8, 2015

Tyranny is alive and well in America. And it’s preventing us from solving a growing rental housing affordability crisis...

What Determines Your Personal Breakeven Horizon? April 7, 2015

The decision to buy or rent a home is really a choice between buying a home that you hope will appreciate in value; or renting...

Gazing at the Horizon: Why the Buy/Rent Equation is Changing April 7, 2015

As of Q4 2014, the U.S. Breakeven Horizon is 1.9 years, up by 1.5 months from Q2 2014. Among large metros, Los Angeles...

For Many Renters, Crushing Rents are Intolerable April 3, 2015

For roughly one-quarter of renters, rents are outright unaffordable or just borderline affordable. Among low-income Americans,...

Zillow Research Reading List, April 3 April 3, 2015

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

Beasts of Burden: Characteristics of High-Burden and Low-Burden Renting Households April 1, 2015

America’s cities are experiencing a rental affordability crisis, as the share of income renters should expect to pay on rent...

Rental Goldilocks Zone: Where Conditions are ‘Just Right’ for Renters April 1, 2015

Markets with affordable rent and good job growth include Las Vegas, Phoenix and Jacksonville. Markets with unaffordable...

Expect More of the Same From Case-Shiller in Feb. April 1, 2015

The January S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data published yesterday showed healthy home price appreciation largely in line with...

Jan. Case-Shiller: A Healthy Return to Fundamentals March 31, 2015

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