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How Widespread Is Negative Equity?

During the height of the housing crisis, approximately 30 percent of homeowners were in negative equity, owing more than what their homes were worth. A decade later, how have those numbers changed? Click through to read a recent report providing new insights into underwater mortgages.

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Buying vs. Renting: A Financial Perspective

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In a little under two years, owning a home becomes more financially viable than renting an identical home, according to the latest Zillow Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. It takes just under 1 year and 11 months for homeownership to be more ...

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From Home Listings to Home Flipping

Zillow made its name as an online real estate database, helping homebuyers shop for houses whether they were right down the street or on the other side of the country. Recently, however, Zillow announced it had plans to branch out ...

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Low Credit Scores Add Up

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A “fair” credit score between 640 and 679 could cost a borrower around $720 a year in extra mortgage payments than a borrower with an “excellent” score, according to a new Zillow study. Zillow analyzed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) terms ...

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Housing Inventory Shortages Hitting This Sector Hard

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If the market feels a little competitive this spring, it’s not just your imagination. Home values are rising, inventory is continuing on a downward spiral, and, according to Zillow, “This year’s home-shopping season will be one of the most competitive ...

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The Long-Term Impact of Redlining on Home Prices

As the nation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Fair Housing Act, Zillow Research has taken a look at the impact of the sort of policies the Fair Housing Act was intended to ...

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Which Features Boost Home Sale Prices?

Selling a home can sometimes be as much art as science, but there are some things that work consistently well. Zillow recently analyzed the features that best help move homes and land higher sale prices, discovering along the way that ...

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Single-Family Rentals on the Rise

Single family rentals are on the rise as more renters look for more space. With renters looking to move from apartments to houses, the path to homeownership grows shorter.

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