Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing

In today’s market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their respective markets. This uncertain real estate environment leads to the question renters inevitably find th…

New Zillow tool peers into the minds of renters

Zillow Group has announced the launch of Rental Inform, a cloud-based data dashboard comprised of exclusive, real-time rental market and aggregated consumer insight data aimed to help property management companies make decisions about operations, marke…

First-Time Homebuyers: Your Time Is Now

Fall is for first-timers. Seventy of the top 100 largest metropolitan areas see more starter homes on-market in October, November and December, relieving prices 4.8 percent over spring, according to the recently released Trulia Inventory and Price Watch. The most dramatic shifts—in favor of first-time homebuyers—in prices and supply are out West, in Arizona, California, […]

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Trulia adds personalized ‘Activity Feed’ to mobile apps

Trulia has redesigned the home page for its for-sale and rental apps, aiming to tailor its design to a user’s specific interests …

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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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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