In Like a Lion: Spring Gets Roaring Start With High Values, Low Supply

The spring home-buying season is off to a roaring start, with home values up 7 percent and supply down 3 percent year-over-year, according to Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports for February. Competition is expected to be fierce as homebuyers chase down few listings, says Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “Low inventory, strong demand and […]

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Ahead of the Curve: Home Price Growth Outpaces Inflation

Home prices continue to chart growth, rising on an annual basis to outpace inflation, according to CoreLogic’s recently released Home Price Index (HPI) for January 2017. Prices increased 0.7 percent month-over-month and 6.9 percent year-over-year. A combination of factors is driving momentum ahead of the curve, says Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist of CoreLogic. “With […]

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The Ideal Time to List a Home for Sale

Numerous factors impact the sale of a home—including timing. The ideal time to list a home for sale this year is between May 1-15, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Homes listed within the two-week window sell for 1 percent more than the average home for sale, and also nine days sooner. The window […]

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Spring Outlook: How Inflation Could Impact Housing

Indicators from all sides affect the housing market. Increasing inflation, in fact, can drive up mortgage rates—but at what pace will it prove harmful? A recent Outlook from Freddie Mac projects three outcomes for inflation—higher, lower, or stable—and each outcome’s effect on housing. A case of higher inflation would be detrimental to the housing market, […]

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