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U.S. Home Prices Resume Growth, Up 2.8% in April

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(NASDAQ: RDFN) — U.S. home-sale prices edged up 2.8 percent year over year to a median of $307,600 in April, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), a technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks a rebound from March’s slight annual price decline and a return to a more sustainable level of price growth than the 7 to 9 percent home price increases seen ...

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Home Value Appreciation Slowed in Most Major Markets

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Seattle and San Jose saw the biggest declines in appreciation over the year, but Indianapolis and Atlanta accelerated. Home value appreciation was slower this December than it was a year ago in 19 of the 35 largest housing markets The typical U.S. home is worth $223,900, 7.6 percent more than it was a year ago The median rent increased 1.4 ...

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Luxury Home Prices Rose at Lowest Growth Rate in Nearly Two Years

Luxury home prices rose 3.2 percent year over year to an average of $1.7 million in the third quarter of 2018, according to Redfin, the next-generation real estate brokerage. This is the lowest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2016, when prices were up 1.1 percent from a year earlier. The Redfin analysis tracks home sales in more than 1,000 cities ...

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U.S. Home Affordability Drops To Lowest Level In 10 Years

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Home Prices Less Affordable Than Historic Averages In 78 Percent of Local Markets 30 Percent of Population in Markets Requiring $100,000+ in Annual Income to Buy a Home A report out Thursday shows that the U.S. home prices in the third quarter were at the least affordable level since Q3 2008 — a 10-year low. The report calculates an affordability ...

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Home Prices Rise Three Times Faster than Rents

Only 41 percent of the U.S. population lives in a county where a median-income household can afford to buy a median list price home As home prices rise across the U.S., choosing to rent has become increasingly popular. New analysis by realtor.com® reveals the monthly costs of buying a home have risen by 14 percent over the past year. This ...

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Half of All U.S. Homes Are More Valuable than Pre-Recession Peak

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In seven of the 35 largest U.S. housing markets, more than 95 percent of homes are worth more than their peak value during the housing boom The median U.S. home value is $217,300, up 8.3 percent over the past year Home values are 8.4 percent higher than they were at the height of the housing bubble Median rent rose 1.3 ...

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Mortgage Payments Require Largest Share of Income Since 2009

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Monthly mortgage payments on the typical U.S. home required 17.1 percent of the median income in Q1 2018. From 1985 to 2000, mortgage payments took up an average of 21.1 percent of the median income. Mortgage payments are a bigger financial burden than they were historically (1985-2000) in nine of the 35 biggest U.S. metros. San Jose, Calif. has the ...

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U.S. home prices least affordable in a decade

U.S. home prices in the first quarter were at the least affordable level since Q3 2008 according to ATTOM Data Solutions report and California is home to three of the top 5 least affordable counties. The Q2 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report calculates an affordability index based on percentage of income needed to buy a median-priced home relative to historic averages, with ...

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Better off Renting? Renters Can Create More Wealth than Buyers in Many U.S. Housing Markets Now

With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty. This marginal move in the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index shows an increased possibility of ...

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Home prices continue to rise

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Data released today for March 2018 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. “The home price increases continue with the National Index rising at 6.5% per year,” says David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Seattle continues to report the ...

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