Briefs

How Zillow’s Sales Metric is Calculated, and How it Compares to Others October 10, 2014

Zillow uses a latency-adjusted count to calculate home sales, a different methodology than the leading series. Zillow...

Doubled-up for Dollars October 9, 2014

Nationally, 32 percent of working-age adults – aged 23 to 65 – live in doubled-up households, up from 25 percent in 2000...

Subprime Borrowers Finding Easier Credit, Even with Smaller Down Payments October 7, 2014

Differences in mortgage products and down payments could influence the number of quotes received and annual percentage...

Stop Saying Millennials Don’t Want to Own a Home October 3, 2014

The homeownership rate among young adults has declined steadily over the past four decades, but the decline has been driven...

Find Out Next Month’s Case-Shiller Numbers Today September 30, 2014

The July S&P/Case-Shiller (SPCS) data out this morning indicated continued slowing in the housing market with the annual...

As Predicted, July Case-Shiller Continues to Moderate September 30, 2014

Today, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) July 10- and 20-City Composites...

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...