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Housing Affordability in U.S. Remained Flat in 2017

Housing Affordability in U.S. Remained Flat in 2017

According to the National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released this week, data for all four quarters of 2017 show housing affordability remaining essentially flat throughout the full 2017 year. Read More »


55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

55+ Housing Market Ends 2017 on Record High in U.S.

U.S. builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2017 with a reading of 71, up 12 points from the previous quarter. This is the highest reading since the inception of the index in 2008. Read More »

Combined Worth of All U.S. Homes Hits $31.8 Trillion

Combined Worth of All U.S. Homes Hits $31.8 Trillion

According to Zillow, the total value of all homes in the United States in early January 2018 is now $31.8 trillion after gaining $2 trillion in 2017. The cumulative value of the U.S. housing market grew at its fastest annual pace. Read More »

The Average U.S. Home Can Be Purchased for 18 Bitcoins

The Average U.S. Home Can Be Purchased for 18 Bitcoins

According to Redfin, cryptocurrency is starting to become part of the discussion with some clients buying and selling homes over the second half of 2017. Read More »


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Last Updated February 9, 2018 8:04 AM ET

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According to Zillow, saving for a down payment is a moving target for many first-time buyers, especially in pricey markets like Seattle and San Jose, where home values are expected to rise as much as $36,000 over the next year.

According to the recently released 2017 National Multifamily Housing Council / Kingsley Renter Preferences Report, U.S. apartment renters now want more shorter-term leasing options combined with added online reviews to make more informed decisions.

Smaller and secondary U.S. markets are the leading property investment themes running through this year's study, with Seattle taking the top spot this year, thanks to its job opportunities, diverse economy and young, educated workforce.

Nearly 1.4 million (1,367,793) U.S. residential properties (1 to 4 units) were vacant as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 -- representing 1.58 percent of all U.S. residential properties.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose four points to a level of 68 in October 2017. This was the highest reading since May 2017.

According to a new study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single family and multifamily homebuilders across the U.S. in 2017.

According to a new report by Zillow, U.S. median home values are reaching new peaks in more than half of the nation's largest housing markets, but a closer look at which homes are regaining value reveals an uneven recovery in the biggest markets.

According to a new report by Redfin, for every dollar of home equity single men earned over five years in the U.S., single women earned just 92 cents. Redfin looked at 199,387 homes sold in 18 of the largest metros in 2012.

According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes in the U.S. meets the definition of a $1 Million Neighborhood, meaning at least 10 percent of the homes there are worth seven figures or more.

According to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index, nearly 300 U.S. housing markets posted an increase in economic and housing activity.

According to a new analysis from Zillow and Thumbtack, nationally, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hidden costs related to owning and maintaining a home.

According to the June 2017 Zillow Real Estate Market Report, the typical U.S. home is worth over $200,000 for the first time ever. The national median home value is now $200,400, up about 7 and a half percent since this time last year.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped in mid-July, after two straight weeks of increases.

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

Only two household names dominate the daily international news scene today: President Donald J. Trump and Amazon. Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in North America.

According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped to a new 2017 low in late June.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, U.S. mortgage credit availability decreased in May 2017. The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) decreased 1.1 percent to 181.0 in May.


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