Briefs

May Market Reports: Real Estate Becomes Local Again June 22, 2015

U.S. home values rose 3 percent year-over-year in May, but values in the nation’s hottest markets were rising at least...

High Rents are Bad for Your Teeth June 22, 2015

Almost 60 percent of households with the highest rent burden could not cover three months’ worth of expenses in the event...

Key Takeaways from the May Existing Home Sales Report June 22, 2015

Existing home sales increased sharply in May, more than reversing the previous month’s decline, according to the National...

May Home Sales: Existing Up, New Down as Inventory Constraints Continue to Distort Market June 17, 2015

Zillow expects existing home sales to rise 2.5 percent month-over-month to 5.16 million units (SAAR) in May, and new home...

An Update to Our New and Existing Home Sales Forecast Methodology June 17, 2015

New and existing homes, while different products with very different characteristics, are both part of the overall housing...

Searched It, Saw It, Bought It: How Listing & Home Characteristics Impact Days on Market June 15, 2015

Homes with more page views and more pictures sell more quickly. Homes priced higher than their estimated market value...

Zillow Reading List, June 12th June 12, 2015

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

Q1 2015 Negative Equity Report: After Three Long Years, The Hard Work Begins Now June 11, 2015

The U.S. rate of negative equity among mortgaged homeowners was 15.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, down from 16.9...

Paved With Good Intentions: How Borrower Protection Laws Can Restrict Mortgage Access June 10, 2015

The biggest factors affecting borrowers’ access to mortgage credit are their credit scores and the type of loan requested...

In Most Large Markets, Even $15 Minimum Wage Wouldn’t Help Renters Much June 4, 2015

Many cities nationwide are considering following in Seattle’s footsteps and raising their minimum wage to $15 per hour....