Expensive U.S. cities see rents fall amid coronavirus pandemic

San Francisco in particular has experienced a historic drop in rent amid the pandemic, though rents are also down in New York, Boston and other cities.

Amid halt on foreclosures, zombie property rate remains constant

The number of U.S. homes in the process of foreclosure that are currently sitting empty barely changed between the first and second quarters of 2020, due to the coronavirus-induced moratorium on foreclosures.

They hate their homes, and they want out — NOW!

Quarantine has made many buyers realize they have new and urgent unmet needs for their homes, now that most plan to spend more time at home than ever before as they learn to navigate a COVID-19 world.

Massachusetts is best prepared for digital economy as Southern states lag

The state ranked high largely because of investment in and support of the tech sector, as well as solid widespread internet connectivity.

Redfin’s Glenn Kelman predicts a ‘seismic’ shift to smaller cities

Places such as Boise, Idaho, and Bozeman, Montana, are likely to see an influx of people as more and more workers operate remotely.

26% of all mortgaged homes were equity-rich in first quarter

Roughly one-quarter, or 26.5 percent, of the 54.7 million mortgaged homes in the U.S. were equity-rich in Q1 2020, according to Attom Data Solutions.

Average APRs see significant declines during COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in lenders offering significantly lower average annual percentage rates to homebuyers and refinance borrowers.

Sellers earn average price gain of $67,100 in first quarter

The first quarter of 2020 made a strong showing for homesellers, but the data does not yet reflect the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market.

Zillow seeing rising web traffic, growing consumer interest

Traffic to listings on Zillow plummeted in the first weeks of the pandemic. But it has since rebounded, suggesting more consumers might be ready to buy and sell homes.

How far $1,200 will go for renters and homeowners in 50 US cities

Over 75 percent of U.S. renters and almost 50 percent of homeowners could pay one month of housing expenses with a $1,200 stimulus check, according to data from Redfin.