Will low inventory throttle buying season?

The adage is that for real estate the three most important words are location, location, location. Right now the three most important words might be inventory, inventory, inventory …

Report: Same Old Story for Inventory

Housing inventory hit a new low in the first quarter of 2017, bottoming out from the early days of the recovery from the recession, according to Trulia’s recently released quarterly Inventory and Price Watch. Supply overall fell 5.1 percent year-over-year, dragged down by an 8.7 percent decrease in starter home supply and a 7.9 percent […]

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The impact of housing diversity across the country

The relationship between housing affordability and the makeup of a neighborhood continues to impact the overall health of many metropolitan areas around the country …

Who Will Be Most Impacted by Trump’s Proposed HUD Cut?

One of the major casualties of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is Section 8 rental assistance, which stands to lose $3 billion. According to data recently analyzed by Trulia, that reduction would hit home—literally—for African-American, urban and young households. Drawing on data from the Census Bureau’s […]

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Size Matters: Most Americans Dissatisfied with Home’s Square Footage

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: New System, New Sales: How One Broker Kickstarted Agent Adoption Real Estate Investing: How to Make Money in the Current Housing Market Rising Rents Offer More Home-Buying Opportunities When it comes to a home’s square footage, Americans […]

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Housing Starts Clear Expectations in February

Housing starts cleared expectations in February, 3 percent above estimates to a rate of 1,288,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family starts increased 6.5 percent to 872,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in at 396,000. “This month’s gain in […]

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January market reports: Inventories are down to the wire

January is the month when real estate markets traditionally take a breather to restock their shelves for the spring season. In the final quarter of 2016, record demand powered by concern over mortgage interest rates and rising prices encouraged buyers …

January market reports: Inventories are down to the wire

January is the month when real estate markets traditionally take a breather to restock their shelves for the spring season. In the final quarter of 2016, record demand powered by concern over mortgage interest rates and rising prices encouraged buyers …

How Trulia’s ‘computer vision’ is helping consumers find the perfect home

The human brain can fully process an image in 13 milliseconds and identify approximately 100 million colors, which is one of the reasons why sellers and agents alike still rely on and trust human appraisers more than online valuations, like Zillow’s Ze…

Trulia apps now integrate with iMessage for home search collaboration

“It takes two to make a thing go right, it takes two to make it outta sight,” — that’s Trulia’s sentiment as the Zillow Group brand releases an iMessage extension to make the mobile home search process collaborative and fun …