Zillow: Most Americans would rather renovate than move

To stay or go, that is the question. Turns out, most Americans would rather fix up their current home than move, according to a new study from Zillow.

Revaluate’s updated ‘likely-to-move’ score touts 36.4% accuracy

Revaluate’s improved predictive analytics can anticipate better than 1 in 3 times (36.4 percent) when a person will need to buy or sell a home within three to six months, according to a press release exclusive to Inman.

Now buyers can get property alerts in minutes, not hours

Real estate industry software vendor WolfNet announced this week the rollout of PropertyPipeline, a tool that will allow its residential broker and agent customers to provide their clients with faster updates on when desired properties hit the market. 

Women and minorities still not equal when it comes to home affordability

A new study found that, based on median incomes, single women can afford only two-thirds as much house as their male counterparts and that the highest earning ethnic group (Asians) can afford more than twice as much house as the lowest earning group (b…

Realtors rank among least trusted professions, survey finds

A new national poll, commissioned by flat-fee brokerage Purplebricks, found that real estate agents and journalists are among the least trustworthy professions in American consumers’ minds. 

Home price appreciation is slowing around the country

Home price appreciation is growing at its slowest rate since August 2014, according to Redfin’s latest market report. U.S. home prices grew 4.7 percent in August year-over-year, and home sales fell 2.4 percent over the same time frame.

Existing home sales remain steady, ending 4-month slump

Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Rents are flat for the first time since 2012

The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017 in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets.

Luxury sellers won’t budge on price? Share these facts

If a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here’s how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients.

Housing starts soar in August but permits plunge to 15-month low

Privately owned housing starts jumped 9.2 percent month-over-month and 9.4 percent year-over-year to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,282,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau.