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Wages Fail to Keep Up With Home Prices

Wages Fail to Keep Up With Home Prices

Home price increases have started to plateau, but with wages remaining stagnant, cash-strapped shoppers are still feeling put out. According to Trulia, asking prices on listed homes rose 1.2 percent month-to-month in June, the highest monthly increase in more than a year. The increase was the same both with and without foreclosures.

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Millennials are Heading to Suburbia

Millennials are Heading to Suburbia

Analyzing data from the United States Census, Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko found that the population growth of millennials in big, dense cities was outpaced by big-city suburbs and lower-density cities. Kolko also found that baby boomer growth in big, dense cities also fell short of growth in the big-city suburbs.

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Trulia: Undervalued Homes Squash Housing Bubble Concerns

Trulia: Undervalued Homes Squash Housing Bubble Concerns

While persistent price gains continue to dominate headlines, homes in a majority of major markets across the country remain slightly undervalued, quashing any concerns of a rising housing bubble, according to the latest data from Trulia. Nationally, homes remain undervalued by 3 percent compared with long-term fundamentals, according to Trulia's Bubble Watch.

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Home Prices Moderate as Markets Stabilize

Home Prices Moderate as Markets Stabilize

According to Trulia, for the first time since July 2012, none of the 100 largest markets in May—anywhere in the United States—saw home prices rise more than 20 percent year-over-year. This is the first sign of sustainability in the housing market in years and is a welcome change from the hyper-rebounding that occurred in some markets—particularly in the West, where asking prices rose by as much as 30 percent from 2012 to 2013.

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Millennials Use ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’ for Down Payment Help

Millennials Use ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’ for Down Payment Help

According to a consumer survey conducted by Trulia, 60 percent of American adults age 18–34 say a lack of savings, poor credit, and severe debt stand between them and homeownership. As a result, 50 percent would have to ask for help from their parents or grandparents to put together enough money to clear the initial hurdle of making a down payment.

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Where Can the Middle Class Buy a Home?

Where Can the Middle Class Buy a Home?

For the majority of homes, buying is cheaper than renting. But as home prices rise faster than incomes and mortgage rates slowly head upwards, the question of national affordability becomes ever more germane. Compared to the longer-term past, homeownership still looks relatively affordable as home prices remain undervalued and mortgage rates remain near historic lows. However, affordability for the middle class in some areas of the nation is becoming problematic.

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Yearly Asking Price Gains Slow Despite Solid Monthly, Quarterly Gains

Yearly Asking Price Gains Slow Despite Solid Monthly, Quarterly Gains

Nationally, asking prices rose 0.8 percent month-over-month in March and 2.8 percent quarter-over-quarter in April. Yet asking prices rose a mere 9.0 percent year-over-year, the smallest gain in 11 months according to an analysis of data from Trulia’s Price Monitor and Rent Monitor. With monthly and quarterly increases holding steady, why are yearly increases slipping?

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New Homes Beat Existing Homes; Price a Major Factor

New Homes Beat Existing Homes; Price a Major Factor

In a survey of more than 2,000 adults, Trulia found an estimated 41 percent “would strongly or somewhat prefer” to buy a new single-family home over an existing one, assuming the prices were equal. Just more than one in five respondents—21 percent—said they would prefer an existing home, while 38 percent expressed no preference.

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Has the Housing Market Reached Bubble Status Again?

Has the Housing Market Reached Bubble Status Again?

In the Trulia’s latest quarterly Bubble Watch report, Jed Kolko estimates national home prices are still around 5 percent undervalued when examining long-term fundamentals like historical prices, incomes, and rents. While ongoing improvements in prices have brought the market close to a tipping point, he notes that it’s far cry from the 39 percent overvaluation in the first quarter of 2006.

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