Owning is cheaper than renting in over half of US counties

With home prices rising 7 percent year-over-year, renting is often seen as a more affordable alternative to buying. But as ATTOM Data Solutions latest rental affordability report shows, that isn’t necessarily true for a good chunk of the population …

Homeowners Spend Less, Renters Spend More

Incomes are not keeping pace with rents. More earnings are needed for rent than in years past—now 29.1 percent of the median monthly income, versus the 25.8 percent needed prior to the recession, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. The difference equals $1,957 more than if the share had stayed the same. Homeowners, […]

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Where Home-Building Is Booming, and Why

Home-building is floundering against soaring demand, with inventory now at its lowest in two decades. Are any markets keeping up? New construction is taking off in at least three, where each are expected to gain more than 40,000 new homes this year, according to a recent study by Trulia. Activity is exploding in Dallas and […]

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Education Linked to Homeownership in More Ways Than One

Countless case studies have established a connection between education and homeownership: generally, college graduates are more likely to own a home than non-graduates. A new study out of Trulia now shows that career stage, level of education and location can have varying degrees of influence on homeownership rates. Being college-educated typically boosts earning potential, which […]

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How Are Housing Markets Doing, Really?

Housing has made headway in the decade since the onset of the recession, but, according to a new report by Trulia, there is still room for improvement in the recovery. Approximately 34 percent of homes have values that exceed their peaks from before the recession, the report shows, despite many indicators, such as the S&P […]

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Yes, San Francisco home prices are high – but don’t forget Oakland and San Jose

It’s widely known that Bay Area housing prices have not only skyrocketed since the last real estate bubble burst, but have remained high to make it the highest priced housing market in the country …

How has Miami rent changed since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …

How has New York rent changed since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …

How has DC rent changed since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …

How has Chicago rent changed since 1980?

With rents rising in cities and states across the U.S., many renters struggle with affordability. In Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando, for example, more than 55 percent of renters were cost-burdened in 2014, spending more than 30 percent of their income …