Monthly Archives: November 2016

October Case-Shiller Forecast: Continuin

October Case-Shiller Forecast: Continuing to put the Recession in the Rearview http://ow.ly/XIbs5074v7n

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October 2016 Market Report: Change is Co

October 2016 Market Report: Change is Coming. Really. – Home values rose 6.2 percent over the past year to a Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) of $191,200 in October. Rents rose 1.4 percent over the past year to a Zillow … Continue reading

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U.S. Conforming Loan Limits Upped for Fi

U.S. Conforming Loan Limits Upped for First Time Since 2006 – For most U.S. counties (2,912 of 3,146 counties nationwide), the conforming loan limit is set to rise from $417,000 to $424,100 in 2017. The conforming loan limit is higher … Continue reading

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October Existing Home Sales Key Takeaway

October Existing Home Sales Key Takeaways: When do Surprises Stop Being Surprising? http://ow.ly/cUXR506Nisc

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October Home Sales Forecast: Sooner or L

October Home Sales Forecast: Sooner or Later, Gravity Wins – Zillow expects existing home sales to be flat in October, holding at 5.47 million units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) New home sales should fall 3.7 percent to … Continue reading

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Q3 2016 Housing Affordability: Renting M

Q3 2016 Housing Affordability: Renting More Affordable than it’s been in Two Years http://ow.ly/I90t506xKzt

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Rapid Reaction: October Jobs Report – Th

Rapid Reaction: October Jobs Report – The number of nonfarm U.S. jobs rose by 161,000 in October, versus consensus expectations for a gain of 175,000 jobs according to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October jobs report. The unemployment rate was unchanged … Continue reading

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Getting a Mortgage was Easier Overall in

Getting a Mortgage was Easier Overall in 2015, But Remains More Challenging for Minorities http://ow.ly/CN8O5068kNx

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It’s True: The Country’s Most Expensiv

It’s True: The Country’s Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Creating the Most Jobs http://ow.ly/Xwgj5065QtQ

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How Affordable is Housing in Your Congre

How Affordable is Housing in Your Congressional District? – In looking at housing affordability across the nation’s congressional districts, we found home values and rents tend to be higher along the coasts and in denser, urban communities, regardless which party … Continue reading

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