Home Prices & Values

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 »

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 »

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 »

Seriously Underwater U.S. Properties Decrease by 1.4 Million From a Year Ago in Q3 2017

Seriously Underwater U.S. Properties Decrease by 1.4 Million From a Year Ago in Q3 2017

Biggest Year-over-Year Drop in Number of Seriously Underwater Since Q2 2015; Share of Equity Rich Properties Increases to New High of 26 Percent IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 16, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that… Read More »

U.S. Distressed Sales Share Drops to 10-Year Low in Q3 2017

U.S. Distressed Sales Share Drops to 10-Year Low in Q3 2017

66 Percent of U.S. Markets Have Now Exceeded Pre-Recession Home Price Peaks; Homeownership Tenure Up to New High of 8.19 Years, New Record Profits for Sellers; Cash Sales Share Up Annually for Second Straight Quarter Following 15 Quarters Down IRVINE, Calif. – Nov. 2, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced… Read More »

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

It might seem like a strange idea but buried in an old piece of legislation designed to help coal miners is a magical key which can potentially open the ownership door for millions of new homebuyers. The idea is called “shared equity” and there’s reason to think that its time has come. More than 16… Read More »

Home Prices Rising Twice as Fast in U.S. Cities with Highest Natural Hazard Risk Than in Lowest-Risk Cities

 Homeowners in Highest-Risk Cities Have More Equity, Longer Homeownership Tenures; Appreciation Slower in Florida and Louisiana Cities with Highest Flood Risk, Bucking Trend IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its 2017 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, which found that median… Read More »