Many Americans Are Being Priced Out of Entry-Level Homes

Many Americans Are Being Priced Out of Entry-Level Homes

Entry-level homebuyers are facing a tough time finding affordable options these days. According to a new report from insurer Nationwide, they are the most affected since unsustainable price gains are more severe for homes in the lowest price tier. According to...
Renting an Emmy-Nominated Home

Renting an Emmy-Nominated Home

What would it cost to live in the homes featured in Emmy-nominated television series? An interesting question, to which apartment and home search platform HotPads provides some answers. To estimate the rent costs for these fictional properties, HotPads used home...
Home Values Exceed Bubble Highs, Zillow Finds

Home Values Exceed Bubble Highs, Zillow Finds

The median U.S. home is $4,100 more valuable now than at the housing bubble’s peak a decade ago, according to the July Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The median home value across the U.S. rose 6.8 percent over the past year, to a Zillow Home Value Indexiii...
As Rents Increase, So Does the Homeless Population

As Rents Increase, So Does the Homeless Population

Rising rents in the nation’s booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise, according to research from online real estate company Zillow. The connection between homelessness and increasing...
Homebuyers Get a Helping Hand

Homebuyers Get a Helping Hand

A key committee of the Federal Reserve met last week, and decided to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Homebuyers saw a slight drop in mortgage rates. According to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey, the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate...
Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping

Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping

Mortgage rates are dropping, for reasons that we should not exactly be thrilled about. More on that in a minute. According to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey, mortgage rates were down slightly for the second week in a row last week, with the benchmark...