Are we in a housing bubble? It depends on who you ask

Are we in a housing bubble? That’s a big question that’s constantly on the mind of everyone in the industry. One financial analyst thinks so, but real estate economists who spoke to Inman disagree.

Is there a housing bubble in San Francisco?

For the past several years, real estate prices in San Francisco have risen dramatically. This was a welcome change amid the national recovery from the housing crisis of 2008 (and its aftereffects), but prices in the city are rising far faster than the …

Housing Is Recouping Value Unevenly: Report

With the downturn long past, housing has gained its lost value—$9 trillion, according to a new report by Zillow. How the recovery has shaken out, however, is telling. “A decade after the financial crisis, the scars of the housing bust are still with us,” says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “The gap between the […]

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Average U.S. home has gained $55k in value since housing bust

The U.S. housing market has gained back all $9 trillion in value lost during the 2007 recession, according to a recent Zillow report. Furthermore, the average U.S. home is now worth $55,200 more than it was at the bottom of the housing bust …

6 predictions for the 2018 housing market and economy

It’s the time of the year when I look deep into my crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. As we are all aware, 2017 has been a stellar year for housing across the country, but can we expect that to continue …

Double-Digit Growth in the Wild West: Is a Bubble Next?

Demand is forcing home prices out West to keep ticking up, even though the home-buying and -selling season is winding down, according to the September Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Appreciation is highest in the San Jose, Calif., and Seattle, Wash., metropolitan areas, where prices have rocketed (in order) 10.3 percent, to a median $455,800, […]

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Half of U.S. homes are more valuable post-recession

According to Zillow’s July Market Report, nearly 50 percent of homes nationwide have regained or exceeded their 2007 pre-recession value …

Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

Struggling as a real estate investor? It’s not because of a housing bubble

Real estate has its ups and downs, like any investment, but when you’re dealing with a bubble, the risks are much higher. Many people are hesitant to invest under such circumstances because the risk of loss is high. However, if you’re struggling in real estate now, the problem isn’t a housing bubble …

Home Values Edge Above Pre-Downturn Peak

Home values have edged above their pre-downturn peak, with the current national median value, $198,000, 1 percent higher than in 2007, according to the April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Values have risen 7.3 percent year-over-year, with values in Seattle, Wash., again topping the charts in April. Rents, at the same time, have risen 0.7 […]

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