News And Trends

At News & Trends you will find trends in rents, real estate sales, apartment development, the economy at large and property management and investing industry matters.

Home Values Rise at Fastest Pace Since 2006

Home Values Rise at Fastest Pace Since 2006The median home value in the U.S. is now $192,500, according to Zillow's November Real Estate Market Report, just 2 percent shy of 2007 peak.In November, national...

Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017 as Affordability Pressures Temper Buyer Enthusiasm

Home Sales Expected to Expand Modestly in 2017 as Affordability Pressures Temper Buyer EnthusiasmExisting-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence...
Arizona Re-Thinking Short-Term Rental Laws After Sedona Uproar

Airbnb Starts Paying Taxes To State Of Arizona This Month

Airbnb will begin to electronically file and pay the state and local transaction privilege taxes due on behalf of its customers in Arizona beginning this month, according to a release from the Arizona governor’s...

More than One in 10 Homeowners Underwater as Housing Market Nears Full Recovery

More than One in 10 Homeowners Underwater as Housing Market Nears Full RecoveryRising home values are freeing homeowners from negative equity, allowing them to re-enter the market, but 11 percent of homeowners remain upside-down.Nationally,...

Housing Data Reveals Gaps in Economic Opportunity Along Generational, Racial, and Socio-Economic Lines

Housing Data Reveals Gaps in Economic Opportunity Along Generational, Racial, and Socio-Economic LinesZillow Economic Forum will explore disparities revealed by housing data and how it affects people in different groupsAs the U.S. housing market...

U.S. Housing Worth Record-High $29.6 Trillion in 2016

U.S. Housing Worth Record-High $29.6 Trillion in 2016The national housing market gained $1.6 trillion over the past year, a 5.7 percent increase from 2015The total value of the U.S. housing stock grew to a...

Rental Rates Will Increase Faster Than Inflation In 2017

Rental rates will increase faster than inflation in 2017 according to a  property management organization that has put together 5 predictions for landlords at part of their 2017 outlook, according to a release.Real Property Management...

New App Reveals Most Lucrative Markets For Vacation Rental Investors

A new tool to help real estate investors in the vacation rental property area has been launched and is called Investment Explorer, according to a release.It is a web app combining over 100,000 properties...

A Look Back At Rents In 2016

A rental listings company has put together rents data looking back at what happened with rents in 2016, and broken out detail for the Pacific Northwest and West.The national average rent price fluctuated quite a...

New Jobs And Retirees Moving To Pacific And Mountain West

Oregon and Washington continue to be top states where retirees are moving according to a new survey from United Van Lines.Retirees are continuing to move to the Mountain and Pacific West.The Western U.S. is...