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  • Q4 2016 Breakeven Horizon: Why it May Start Taking Longer to Profit on a Home Purchase in Pricey Markets
    An expected slowdown in the pace of home value growth in a number of pricey, fast-moving markets means it may take longer going forward to break even financially when buying a home in those areas compared to renting it. The post Q4 2016 Breakeven Horizon: Why it May Start Taking Longer to Profit on a […]
  • December Case-Shiller Forecast: Monthly Growth Expected to Cool, Annual Acceleration to Continue
    Seasonally adjusted monthly growth in the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller home price indices is expected to cool off from its currently torrid pace in December, while annual growth continues to accelerate, according to Zillow's December Case-Shiller forecast. The post December Case-Shiller Forecast: Monthly Growth Expected to Cool, Annual Acceleration to Continue appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • November Case-Shiller: Defying Expectations, Home Price Growth Continues to Speed Up
    National home price growth accelerated in November, exceeding expectations, as robust home buyer demand and inadequate supply of homes for sale continued to drive the market up, according to the November S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller indices. The post November Case-Shiller: Defying Expectations, Home Price Growth Continues to Speed Up appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • Rapid Reaction: Q4 2016 GDP
    U.S. real Gross Domestic Product rose 1.9 percent in Q4 2016, according to advance estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, down from 3.5 percent growth recorded in Q3. The post Rapid Reaction: Q4 2016 GDP appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • Local Opportunities: Finding Relatively Affordable Housing, Even in Largely Unaffordable Markets
    Some of the metros with the best job prospects are also the ones with the least affordable housing, making it difficult for new residents – especially renters – to get a toehold in the housing market. But even within these very expensive metros, pockets of relative affordability do exist at a city level, offering some […]
  • Key Takeaways from the December New Home Sales Report
    New home sales fell 10.4 percent in December to 536,000 units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), the largest month-over-month decline since March 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau The post Key Takeaways from the December New Home Sales Report appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • Rapid Reaction: December New Home Sales
    December new home sales fell 10.4 percent from November, to 536,000 (SAAR), and finished 2016 down 0.4 percent year-over-year. Initially reported data from October and November was revised upward by a combined 14,000 sales. The post Rapid Reaction: December New Home Sales appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • December Existing Home Sales Key Takeaways: Mid-Winter Blues
    After seeming to defy gravity over much of the fall – consistently beating expectations despite ever-tightening for-sale inventory and rising mortgage rates – existing home sales seemed to come part of the way back down to earth in December. The post December Existing Home Sales Key Takeaways: Mid-Winter Blues appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • Rapid Reaction: December Existing Home Sales
    After beating expectations in September, October and November, reality finally caught up with existing homes sales in December. This monthly drop cancelled out any momentum sales had picked up – making the annual gain just shy of 1 percent. The post Rapid Reaction: December Existing Home Sales appeared first on Zillow Research.
  • December Home Sales Forecast: Will Buyer Resilience Continue?
    Unseasonably cold weather across much of the country along with still-tight inventory and rising mortgage rates weighed on home sales in December according to Zillow's December home sales forecast. We expect existing home sales, which will be published on Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors, to fall 1.2 percent in December to 5.54 million […]

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