Renters

Homeowner Households Outpaced by Renters: Zillow

August 13th, 2018
From the crest prior to the recession up through 2016, the country’s largest markets now have more renters, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. In 2000, the rate of renters was 33 percent; from 2006 to 2016, the...

NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

December 18th, 2017
Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report...

Changing Demand for Rentals Strains Supply

December 19th, 2017
Demand for rentals is still strong—but what does it look like today, a decade after the recession? According to America’s Rental Housing Report, recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, demand is evolving. In the...

Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

January 27th, 2018
Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer...

NAR: Homebuyers, Sellers Stuck in Neutral

September 25th, 2017
Homebuyers and sellers are confident in the housing market, but there are few sales to show for it, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience...

NAR: Sellers Say They’re Ready

June 26th, 2017
Many homeowners have been reluctant to list their homes for sale—some by choice, some for fear of being unable to afford a new home, or of coming out in the red. Recently released findings from a survey by the National...

Renter Finances Improve: Is Homeownership Next?

April 11th, 2017
Renters are in better financial straits than they were just six months ago. Is homeownership next? The answer, according to a recent Freddie Mac survey, is unclear. Although 41 percent of the renters surveyed reported having more cash left over...

Zillow: The No. 1 Obstacle for Would-Be Homeowners

April 12th, 2017
For all the hurdles to homeownership, one obstacle is stubbornly more insurmountable than the rest: the down payment. Renters are having trouble stacking up the savings to place a down payment on a home, according to the recently released Zillow®...

Rent Growth Crawls, but Costs Still High

April 23rd, 2017
Rent growth is crawling at its slowest pace in five years, with rents up nationwide just 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to the recently released March Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Notably, rent growth in the West, which has led appreciation,...

Renters Warm to Homeownership, Despite Affordability Concerns

May 21st, 2017
Renters are staunchly in favor of homeownership, and, though they have concerns about their ability to afford a home, more now believe it is easier to qualify for a mortgage. According to the latest SCE Housing Survey, part of the...
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