Zillow Group’s RealEstate.com: Homeownership cost tool included?

How much is a “transaction-ready” buyer worth? Real estate giant Zillow Group may find out when it relaunches the newest addition to its portal arsenal, RealEstate.com …

New Zillow ad campaign tugs at the heartstrings

Zillow’s newest ad campaign, “Finding Home,” shares the stories of five buyers who have different backgrounds and needs but one thing in common — a twinkle in their eye for the perfect place to call home. …

Rent Growth Crawls, but Costs Still High

Rent growth is crawling at its slowest pace in five years, with rents up nationwide just 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released March Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Notably, rent growth in the West, which has led appreciation, is stalling. The median rent is now $1,408. Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell attributes […]

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Court rejects Zillow’s insurance claim for legal expenses in VHT case

The real estate industry has been following the VHT lawsuit closely, in part because the photos at issue in the case were provided to Zillow by real estate agents, brokers and multiple listing services — possibly under misattributed rights. The case h…

Why rising prices don’t discourage prospective buyers

For renters hoping to purchase a home, saving for a down payment is as great a challenge as ever, but rising home prices are making it even harder for many to save what they need to get into their first homes. …

Why rising prices don’t discourage prospective buyers

For renters hoping to purchase a home, saving for a down payment is as great a challenge as ever, but rising home prices are making it even harder for many to save what they need to get into their first homes. …

Millennials Put Home-Buying on Hold After Last Year’s Rate Hike

Will more interest rate hikes this year turn millennials off to buying a home? A sizable share of millennials recently surveyed by TransUnion decided to put off buying a home after learning of the interest rate hike in 2016, with 42 percent reporting that the raise in rate influenced their plans. The key interest rate, […]

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Millennials Put Home-Buying on Hold After Last Year’s Rate Hike

Will more interest rate hikes this year turn millennials off to buying a home? A sizable share of millennials recently surveyed by TransUnion decided to put off buying a home after learning of the interest rate hike in 2016, with 42 percent reporting that the raise in rate influenced their plans. The key interest rate, […]

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Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners

For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow® Housing Aspirations Report (ZHAR). Seventy percent of renters surveyed in the report say the down […]

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America’s most and least desirable celebrity neighbors, ranked

More than one-third of Americans are repulsed by the prospect of living next door to Justin Bieber, according to a survey that revealed the celebrities Americans would most (and least) like to share their neighborhoods with …