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Rents Expected to Flatten in 2016

Hot markets are still going to be hot in 2016, but rents won’t rise as quickly as they have been By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 25, 2016) – Zillow® is predicting that rent appreciation will level off in 2016, slowing to an annual rate of just 1.1 percent by December 2016.  The national Zillow Rent Index at […]

Homes Appreciate More Rapidly When Close to a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods

Grocery stores and home values are definitely related By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 25, 2016) – According to Zillow your local grocery market has a lot to do with what happens in your local housing market. Specifically, Zillow found that homes grow more rapidly in value if they are closer to a Trader Joe’s or […]

Zillow Predicts Hottest Housing Markets for 2016

Topping the list is Denver, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth, all of which are major tech towns; Portland, Ore. lands at number 10 By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (January 12, 2016) –  It’s a new year and everyone is making their predictions about housing. And Zillow® is no different. On Tuesday Zillow announced its predictions […]

“Price This Home” Lets Sellers Create Their Own Custom Value Estimates

Sellers select for-sale and recently sold homes that best match theirs to arrive at the customized value estimate By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (December 15, 2015) – Zillow® has announced its release of Price This Home, a new tool that enables home sellers to create a custom, value estimate for their home based on comparable home sales […]

Zillow: Lack of Affordable Options Will Drive First-Time Buyers Out to the Suburbs in 2016

Growth in home values will outpace incomes, especially for low-income Americans By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (November 30, 2015) – Zillow is predicting that continued deteriorating housing affordability will drive 2016 housing trends. Among those predictions, a lack of affordable homes near city centers will push new and first-time homebuyers to suburbs that feel like walkable, […]

Condo Appreciation Outpaces Single-Family Homes

Limited inventory of  homes, popularity of urban life cause runaway condo appreciation By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (October 27, 2015) –   Condos are appreciating at a rate of 5.1 percent, compared to the 3.7 percent appreciation among single-family homes. Condos are appreciating faster than single-family homes where job markets are thriving or urban renewal is underway, […]

Inventory Down Year-Over-Year for Fifth Straight Month

Inventory of all homes for sale nationwide fell 6.5 percent year-over-year By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog SEATTLE, Wash. (July 30, 2015)  – There were fewer homes for sale in June than there were a year ago, increasing competition for potential buyers this home shopping season. Most of these declines were among the lowest-valued homes sought by first-time homebuyers, […]

Rents Higher Than Ever Before, Rental Crisis Worsens

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – In April, rents grew at four percent year-over-year, overtaking home values, which appreciated at an annual rate of three percent. According to April Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports, soaring rents outpaced home values in April for the first time in years, further deepening a “rental crisis” and signaling that home values are […]

California Regional MLS, Realogy, Keller Williams Establish Direct Feeds With Zillow

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  Zillow Group today announced that the largest multiple listing service in the country, California Regional MLS, along with 17 additional MLS partners, have signed agreements to send their listings directly to Zillow® and Trulia®. This brings thousands of new listings directly to both sites. Two of the largest real estate franchisors […]

Zillow Unveils New National TV Spot “Lake House”

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd®) –  Zillow® released its fifth TV spot as part of the company’s award-winning “Find Your Way Home” national advertising campaign. The spot debuted on national broadcast during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 on ABC. The  TV ad, titled “Lake House,” tells the story of a modern home search, including how Zillow® […]