Briefs

Definitely Not Boring: Housing Market Confidence in the Midwest November 12, 2014

This post is part 3 in a four-part series on housing confidence across the United States Part 1, focused on the Northeast,...

Sunny Outlook in Dixieland: Housing Market Confidence in the South November 11, 2014

This post is part 2 in a four-part series on housing confidence across the United States  Part 1, focused on the Northeast,...

Experts: Weak First-Time Buyer Finances Hurting Housing November 11, 2014

More than 100 experts predict U.S. home values to end 2014 up an average of 4.8 percent from 2013, to a median home value...

What You Need to Know About Qualified Mortgage (QM) Regulations November 10, 2014

Origins and background   On Jan. 10, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Qualified Mortgage...

Settling in For a Winter Chill? Housing Market Confidence in the Northeast November 10, 2014

This post is part 1 in a four-part series on housing confidence across the United States  Part 2, focused on the South,...

The Best Places for Luxury Stargazing November 7, 2014

Zillow analyzed home values and light pollution data to identify the ZIP codes with the highest home values and clearest...

This Old House: The Age of the U.S. Housing Stock, by Decade November 6, 2014

The vast majority of homes currently in existence were constructed in 1950 or later. Nationally, the decade that makes...

Q3 Residential Investment was Disappointing. Don’t Worry, It Will Change. November 4, 2014

The residential sector has lagged behind other Gross Domestic Product (GDP) components over the past year. In 2014 Q3, residential...

Red Vs. Blue: How Have Home Values Fared in America’s Battleground States? November 3, 2014

Since the last major election, home values in blue states have appreciated an average of 17.8 percent, while home values...

Hidden Households and their Future Housing Activity November 2, 2014

As you may remember from your science classes back in grade school, the world is full of potential energy.  Potential energy...