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Increasing Student Loan Debt Affecting Millennial Renters

A Closer Look from Rental Property Solution Data

Jianjun Xie    |    Housing Trends

Average Student Loan Balance for Millennial Renters from 2008 to 2015
  • 60 percent of rental housing applicants from 2011 to 2015 were millennials
  • 48 percent of millennial rental applicants had student loan debts in 2015
  • Average student loan balance of millennial rental applicants reached $31,900 in 2015

Homeownership is on the decline1, especially among the younger age group, while rental household...

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Thoughts on HPIs and Financial Indexes as The Dow Jones Industrial Average Celebrates Its 120th Birthday

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends

Equity Values Have Exceeded Home-Value Growth

On May 26th, 2016, the granddaddy of all equity indexes—the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)—turned 120. The 30 blue-chip companies that comprise the DJIA have evolved over time –General Electric is the one that has been in the index the longest, since 1907--and today many are no longer in heavy industry. Nonetheless, the DJIA remains a gauge of equity-market...

Say what?! Public Listing Comments Can Have an Impact on Days on Market?

Some Houses Selling Faster Than Others for a Reason

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

top word pairs that would reduce days on market for listed properties

When a property is listed, its days on market can be determined by multiple factors. Obviously if it’s priced lower than its fair market value then it tends to sell quickly. In addition to listing prices, housing characteristics, as well as amenities, can have an impact on days on market. In a previous two-series blog, Turning Words into Data,...

Home-Bidding Wars Heating up

More Than Half of Sales Are Above Listing Price in Some CA and WA Cities

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

top 30 cities with highest shares of bid properties

When demand is high and supply is low, home-bidding wars can break out and push home sale prices above their listing prices. In some of the hottest housing markets buyers are bidding against each other to pay more for homes. Using more than 700,000 home sales closed in Q2 2016, new analysis from CoreLogic shows the hottest real estate markets in which home-bidding wars are heating...

Cash Sales Update: April 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in April

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales accounted for 31.6 percent of total home sales in April 2016, down 2.8 percentage points year over year from April 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 1.6 percentage points in April 2016 compared with March 2016. For the first four months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 33.9 percent, the lowest start to any year since 2008. The cash sales share...

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