Briefs

Is Negative Equity Driving Inequality in Housing Wealth? September 29, 2014

Inequality in housing wealth is driven by the wealthiest homeowners. Geographically, inequality mirrors the concentration...

Case-Shiller Revisions Bring it More in Line with the Zillow Home Value Index September 29, 2014

In March 2013 CoreLogic purchased the S&P/Case-Shiller indices. They spent the past year revising the S&P/Case-Shiller...

In Q2, Low Interest Rates Helped Keep Mortgages Affordable, Even as Rents Remained Widely Unaffordable September 25, 2014

Purchasing a home is more affordable today than it was historically in 94 of the country’s 100 largest metro areas. But...

Mind the Gap September 24, 2014

Prices for rentals and homes for sale in Brooklyn have increased markedly over the last few years. Some neighborhoods have...

Fun with Data: Finding the Mean Center of U.S. Home Values September 24, 2014

Inspired by the United States Census Bureau’s graphic and animation showing the movement of the mean center of the U.S....

A Hard Sell: Why Home Sales Volume Continues to Lag September 23, 2014

Sales of both new and existing homes rose just 0.5 percent in August from July, to a seasonally adjusted level of 328,992,...

Methodology: Home Sales September 23, 2014

Overview Zillow is releasing a new sales metric providing the number of new and existing home sales across the country....

Zillow’s Housing Confidence Index: Will Youthful Exuberance Today Mean More Sales Tomorrow? September 22, 2014

More than 80 percent of young adult renters aged 18 to 34 are “confident” or “somewhat confident” that they will...

Home Value and Rent Appreciation Remains Strong, But Home Values Will Slow September 18, 2014

U.S. home values rose 0.5 percent in August 2014 from July, to $175,600. On a year-over-year basis, home values were...

Existing Home Sales to Rise Modestly in August September 18, 2014

We expect existing home sales to increase to between 5.20 million and 5.22 million units (SAAR) in August. This would...