Briefs

Existing Home Sales to Rise in July August 19, 2014

We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.10 million and 5.17 million units (SAAR) in July. This would...

Inventory Remains Low, Concentrated in Upper Value Tier August 18, 2014

In recent years, inventory has fallen to historically low levels, reaching a national seasonally adjusted low of 1.28 million...

Do local housing regulations impact how millennials live? August 15, 2014

Millennial renters in Washington, D.C. are six times more likely to live in a group house than their peers in Boston-Cambridge,...

A Landlord’s Income and Equity Returns: Methodology August 14, 2014

Many Americans have been fortunate enough to chase a new life direction or job offer and purchase a new home without needing...

Where Do Landlords Make the Most Money? August 14, 2014

Historically, most Americans have sold their homes when they’re ready to move out. However, more homeowners are choosing...

Are We All New Urbanists Now? Examining the Movement in its Fourth Decade August 11, 2014

New Urbanism, a philosophy of housing development and urban design that emphasizes sustainability, walkability and density,...

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...