Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and the Zillow Rent Index, the median price is $216,700, and the median rent is $1,440. […]

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No Gain, No Loss: Existing-Home Sales Stabilize

August existing-home sales stabilized, ending a regressive streak, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. At 5.34 million, activity neither decreased nor increased from July, but was down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Inventory month-over-month also steadied, at 1.92 million—a jump from 1.87 million the prior year. Activity was carried by the Midwest and […]

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Home sales in California have fallen for 4 months straight

Near record-high home prices are crushing demand in California, according to the latest home sales data from the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.). The state dropped below the 400,000 sales benchmark in August, the first time in two years sal…

Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers have is on par with the prior year, and they are more keen on macro […]

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CoreLogic: July Prices up 6.2 Percent

Home prices are still on a tear, but growing less significantly than in 2017, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index (HPI™) report. In July—around the height of one of history’s hottest housing markets—prices rose 6.2 percent year-over-year, the report shows. “With increased interest rates and home prices, the CoreLogic Home Price Index is rising […]

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Cost of Homeownership Increases 3 Times the Price of Renting

With affordability draining quickly, the gap is growing between the amount of buyers with a desire to purchase, and the amount of buyers who actually can. According to an analysis newly released by realtor.com®, the cost of homeownership has increased more than three times the price of renting today—and, areas in growing numbers are unaffordable. […]

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Pending Home Sales Stumble as Housing Market Momentum Wanes

Pending home sales stepped back in July and have now fallen on an annual basis for seven straight months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 0.7 percent to 106.2 in July from 107.0 in June. With last month’s decline, contract signings […]

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Everything a first-time homebuyer needs to know to seal the deal

Affordability is at an all-time low for starter homes, making things tough for prospective first-time homebuyers to cross over from renting to owning.

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

U.S. home prices continue to surge according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found June prices on an upward trend (at 6.2 percent year-over-year), inciting affordability concerns. “Home prices continue to rise across the U.S.” said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “However, even […]

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The Headline-Making Markets Are Softening

In the expansion following the recession, the conversation in housing has lingered on markets like Denver, Portland and Seattle—places where prices have risen sharply, and demand is discouragingly mismatched with supply. Now, the hottest markets’ prices are slowing, according to recently released research. The July Zillow® Real Estate Market Report—based on the Zillow Home Value […]

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