Home Prices & Sales

Average U.S. Home Seller Profits at 12-Year High of $61,000 in 2018

Average U.S. Home Seller Profits at 12-Year High of $61,000 in 2018

Median Home Sale Prices Hit an All-Time High at $248,000 in 2018; Homeowners Staying Put Longer as Average Homeownership Tenure Rises to New High IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Year-End 2018 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that home sellers in… Read More »

Renting a Home More Affordable Than Buying in 59 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Renting a Home More Affordable Than Buying in 59 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Outpacing Wages in 80 Percent of the U.S. Housing Markets IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2019 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2019 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that renting a three-bedroom property is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755… Read More »

Rising Tide in Houston Housing Market

Rising Tide in Houston Housing Market

In November 2017 the Houston Astros won their first World Series championship since the team was founded in 1962. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the city — and its residents — raising the collective spirit that was dampened just three months earlier when the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey left more… Read More »

Average Home Seller Profits at 10-Year High of $54,000 in Q4 2017

Average Home Seller Profits at 10-Year High of $54,000 in Q4 2017

But Homeowners Staying Put Longer as Average Homeownership Tenure Rises to New High; Kansas City, San Jose, Nashville Led Major Metros in Home Price Appreciation in 2017; All-Cash Purchase Share Increases Following Four Years of Declines IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today… Read More »

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

But 64 Percent of Population Live in Markets More Affordable to Rent Than Buy; Least Affordable Rental Markets Led by Counties in Northern California, DC, Brooklyn; Most Affordable Rental Markets in Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released… Read More »

Hottest Homebuyer Names of 2017

Hottest Homebuyer Names of 2017

ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 4 million sales of single family homes in 2017, broken down by the first name of the buyer, shedding some light on which generation is becoming more active buying homes — primarily millennials — and which generations are becoming less active — Gen-Xers, along with the pre-baby boomer Silent Generation… Read More »

The Off-Market Housing Market

The Off-Market Housing Market

There’s a strange omission from the long list of industries vanquished, disrupted, and dismantled by the Internet. Retail chains are closing, cabs are not being hailed, and hotel rooms are going empty. But amid the rumble and ruin of traditional commerce, multiple listing services (MLS) remain remarkably impervious to disruption. That isn’t stopping would-be MLS… Read More »

Which Local Housing Markets Would Be Most Impacted by the GOP Tax Plan?

Which Local Housing Markets Would Be Most Impacted by the GOP Tax Plan?

This post was updated Dec. 18, 2017, to reflect final updates to the bill, most notably the change in the cap for the mortgage interest rate deduction from $500,000 to $750,000. The Republican tax proposal unveiled last week includes two changes to the income tax structure that could potentially have significant impacts on homeowners, and… Read More »