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St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Columbus Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Millennial Buyers

St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Columbus Most Affordable U.S. Cities for Millennial Buyers

Redfin is reporting this week that St. Louis is now the most affordable U.S. metro for millennials as of the end of 2018. Read More »


Over a Third of U.S. Home Buyers Income More Than $100,000

Over a Third of U.S. Home Buyers Income More Than $100,000

According to new research by Zillow, U.S. homebuyers have long earned more than twice as much money, on average, as renters -- a gap that's remained relatively stable for more than a decade. Read More »

Fixed-Rate Mortgages in U.S. Remain Unchanged in Late January

Fixed-Rate Mortgages in U.S. Remain Unchanged in Late January

According to Freddie Mac's latest Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. remained unchanged for the third consecutive week in late January 2019. Read More »

New Home Sales in U.S. Had Significant Drops in Late 2018

New Home Sales in U.S. Had Significant Drops in Late 2018

Sales of new homes in all four major U.S. regions significantly declined in the last two months of 2018. The year-over-year trend was especially drastic in the Northeast, where new-home sales fell by 16.1 percent in December. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated February 5, 2019 8:15 AM ET

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Annual U.S. home value growth slowed in more than half of the nation's largest housing markets since this time last year. Seattle and San Jose, Calif., saw the biggest declines in appreciation over the past year.

According to JLL's latest research, Flexing Their Muscles: Markets to Watch in 2019, the U.S. office market is poised to take on significantly more office flex space in the coming year.

According to the newly released 2018 Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, the median income for a first-time buyer in the U.S. is $72,500, compared with the national median household income of $60,700.

Home-value growth in the U.S. is slowing, home price cuts are more common and for-sale inventory is up. Sounds like relief is imminent for home buyers, right? Not so fast. Mortgage rates have been steadily climbing for the past two years.

According to Zillow's November Real Estate Market Report, after nearly four years of annual declines in inventory, the number of homes for sale has now increased year-over-year for three straight months.

According to new Zillow research, forty-three percent of U.S. homebuyers nationally put down 20 percent or more. Atlanta and Phoenix had the smallest share of buyers -- at just over 30 percent -- putting that much down.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 544,000 units in October 2018, after an upwardly revised September report.

A handful of metro areas that spent the past year competing for Amazon's second headquarters - including Washington, D.C., one of the winners - are expected to see their home-value growth outpace the nation in the coming year.

Zillow is reporting this week that the U.S. housing market is slowing as 2018 comes to an end, but home shoppers looking for a more affordable buying environment in 2019 might be disappointed.

According to new research by Zillow, carrying student debt in the U.S., whether for themselves or someone else, limits potential home buyers' budgets by $92,440, leaving fewer homes on the market they can afford.

This week Amazon announced their final selection for the location of their second headquarters. In a change to the original plan, Amazon decided to split the location of their new headquarters between two cities choosing New York and Northern Virginia.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier.

According to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey for November 2018, U.S. mortgage rates dropping slightly after last week's increases.

According to Redfin, in the third quarter of 2018, more people moved away from high-cost coastal markets like San Francisco and Los Angeles in increasing numbers.

National property broker Redfin is reporting U.S. home-sale prices increased just 2.1 percent in September 2018 compared to a year ago. The median home-sale price was $292,000 across the 171 metros tracked in the latest analysis from Redfin.

Based on a new report by Zillow, U.S. home rents declined nationwide on an annual basis in September 2018, for the first time in more than six years.

Zillow is reporting this week that U.S. home buyers' monthly housing costs are growing rapidly as mortgage rates have risen significantly since the beginning of the year.

Based on new research by Zillow, housing affordability across the U.S. is especially tough in the nation's urban areas, but in the country's largest metros it's often the suburbs that are the least affordable.


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