Briefs

Housing Top of Mind at 2015 ACS Data Users Conference May 15, 2015

Key housing challenges – including occupancy in the rural Southwest, manufactured housing’s potential to help solve the affordability...

The Paradox of Fixed Costs: Cheap Homes, High Borrowing Costs May 14, 2015

Like any business, mortgage lenders face a combination of fixed costs and variable costs for each loan they originate. Fixed...

Experts Say Credit Likely to Ease; Split on Whether New Households Will Buy or Rent May 13, 2015

Experts predict home values will grow 19 percent cumulatively through 2019, with the median U.S. home value set to exceed...

Straight Cash, Homey* May 13, 2015

Six of the top 10 metros with the highest share of cash buyers are in Florida. Six of the top 10 metros with the lowest...

The War at Home: Examining Home Values Near Military Facilities May 6, 2015

Homes near military bases are valued, on average, 34.8 percent more than the median U.S. home. Homes near Army bases...

More Money, More Choices: Income and its Effects on Mobility May 6, 2015

In a competitive world, including the current housing market, what we want often takes a back seat to what we can get. Faced...

Data Indicate Growing Mortgage Demand in Detroit, Even as Conditions Remain Difficult May 6, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, Zillow will visit Detroit as part of its Housing Roadmap to 2016 series of events and roundtables. The...

Detroit’s Demographics: Shrinking, and Shifting May 5, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, Zillow will visit Detroit as part of its Housing Roadmap to 2016 series of events and roundtables. The...

Deeply Troubling: Negative Equity in Detroit May 4, 2015

On Thursday, May 7, Zillow will visit Detroit as part of its Housing Roadmap to 2016 series of events and roundtables. The...

Hidden Homeowners: Why the Homeownership Rate is Likely Higher Than You Think May 4, 2015

The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.7 percent in Q1 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the lowest rate since...