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Racial disparities in home appreciation values may perpetuate a homeownership gap

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 17, 2019
A study explores reasons some African Americans may be at a disadvantage when trying to build home equity.
A line of new houses in Ontario, California.
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Can a computer measure curb appeal?

by Amy Scott Jun 28, 2019
Zillow, with real-time data and "computer vision," is about to find out.
A real estate agent tours an open house in San Francisco, California.
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Homebuyers in expensive markets may finally get a break

by Amy Scott Apr 30, 2019
New data shows price growth has been slowing for nearly in a year in some markets.
A for sale sign is seen on a single family home January 30, 2008 in Vallejo, California.
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Home buyers navigate sluggish housing market

by Justin Ho Oct 24, 2018
Sales of new and existing homes haven't been this slow for years, so what's a buyer to do?
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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Home buyers navigate sluggish housing market

by Justin Ho Oct 24, 2018
Sales of new and existing homes haven't been this slow for years, so what's a buyer to do?
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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Sen. Warren goes after housing affordability

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 3, 2018
We keep hearing about an affordability crisis in housing. Home prices and rents are going up, while wages aren’t keeping pace. Add to that the shortage of homes for sale because builders aren’t building enough and current homeowners aren’t putting…
A worker carries lumber while building a new home in Petaluma, California.
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A "wiggle" in the housing market?

by Amy Scott Aug 28, 2018
"The slowdown is a good thing for homebuyers,” one economist says.
Real estate website Zillow reported that more sellers lowered their asking prices in June.
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Why home staging is no longer just for the rich and famous

by Anna Scott Aug 2, 2018
In LA’s real estate market, sellers of even modest homes are paying thousands for rental furnishings — all designed to dazzle buyers.
A home in Los Angeles, California.
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Tight inventory slows down housing market

by Mitchell Hartman Jul 5, 2017
The choke point is home building — which is in turn constrained by limited availability of land, building loans and skilled construction workers.
New entry-level homes for sale in a development by Pahlisch Homes in Vancouver, Washington.
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When your landlord is on the other side of the world

by Lewis Wallace Oct 5, 2016
In Detroit, international investors buy low-cost homes, then rent them to locals.
Houses line a Detroit street. In the city, the median price for an existing home is below $40,000.
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