Gap Slims Between Low- and High-Income Homeownership Rate

Individuals with low incomes have historically struggled to become homeowners, cut off from the opportunity to not only build wealth through equity, but also establish an appreciating, long-term asset. New research now shows the homeownership rate in the lowest income tier is catching up to that of high-earners, edging closer since the onset of the […]

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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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Beyond the Bottom? Homeownership Rate Creeps Back Up

The homeownership rate crept up close to a full percentage point from one year ago to 63.7 percent in the second quarter, encouraged by more owner household formation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report. The owner household formation rate overtook the renter household formation rate in the first […]

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Busting inventory myths: Why aren’t there many homes on the market?

With eager homebuyers and their agents plagued by low inventory all over the county, Trulia chief economist Ralph McLaughlin decided to take a closer look at the popular explanations for the problem and bust some inventory myths …

Renter Household Explosion Fueled From All Sides

More households in America are headed by renters now than at any other time in the last 50 years, with owner household formation toppled by renter household formation in the past 10, according to a recent analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. Owner households dialed back from 76.1 million in 2006 […]

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Could empty nesters renting out spare rooms help ease housing shortages?

Trulia looked at the hundred largest housing markets in the country and crunched some numbers to figure out approximately how many empty bedrooms were in those markets …

Made a Misstep When It Comes to Housing? You’re Not Alone

Many homeowners and renters are feeling the sting of regret when it comes to their choices and experiences, but less so than five years ago—a progression in perspective as the effects of the housing crisis continue to fade, according to a new survey. Forty-four percent of respondents in a recently released survey by Trulia look […]

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Trulia shares the biggest homeowner (and renter) regrets about choosing a home

According to “Real Estate Regrets: Recovery Edition”  — new research from real estate portal Trulia comparing a sentiment survey from 2013 with new data collected between June 28 and June 30 this year — the biggest homeowner regret was not choosing a larger home, while the biggest renter regret was continuing to rent instead of buying …

Lil Wayne’s Miami Party Pad Has a Pool Full of Sharks

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Top 10 Plants for Designing a Water-Wise Landscape A Picture-Perfect Canvas in Vail Valley 8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise Before selling his Miami beach pad, rapper Lil Wayne was living that Tracy Jordan life: Image […]

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Supercharged prices force out first-time buyers in May

When an irresistible force like housing demand confronts an implacable barrier like ever-tightening inventory shortages, the pressure will grow until something has to give. In the case of our current unstable housing market, the only emergency steam va…