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U.S. Property Taxes Levied on Single Family Homes in 2017 Increased 6 Percent to More Than $293 Billion

Average Property Tax Was $3,399, Up 3 Percent and Effective Tax Rate of 1.17 Percent; Highest Effective Tax Rates in New Jersey, Illinois, Vermont, Texas, New Hampshire; Average Property Taxes Nearly Twice as High in Politically Blue Counties as in Red Counties IRVINE, Calif. – April 5, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the… Read More »

Median-Priced Homes Not Affordable for Average Wage Earners in 68 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Median-Priced Homes Not Affordable for Average Wage Earners in 68 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

73 Percent of Markets Less Affordable Than a Year Ago; Eight of 10 Highest-Priced Counties Post Negative Net Migration in 2017 IRVINE, Calif. – March 29, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q1 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that median home prices in Q1… Read More »

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

More than 5,000 neighborhoods nationwide are rated based on seven factors impacting quality of life and local housing market strength — school, crime, affordability, home price appreciation, property taxes, environmental hazards and unemployment — in this new 2017 Neighborhood Housing Market Index created by ATTOM Data Solutions. Although not included in the neighborhood-ranking index, this… Read More »

Solid Neighborhoods with Stellar Real Estate Returns

Solid Neighborhoods with Stellar Real Estate Returns

Buying an investment property in a good neighborhood doesn’t have to mean sacrificing high investment returns — if you know where to look and are willing to look outside your backyard. Among more than 1,000 U.S. zip codes with an A rating in the first-ever ATTOM Data Solutions Neighborhood Housing Index, the median home sales… Read More »

Top Summer Vacation Home Markets for 2017

Top Summer Vacation Home Markets for 2017

ATTOM Data Solutions combed through the nation’s most popular vacation home cities — where at least one in every 12 buyers is looking for a second home — to find those with the best combination of good air quality, comfortable summertime temperatures, low crime, and appreciating home values — along with still-reasonable home prices. In… Read More »

Making America Unaffordable Again

Since bottoming out in the first quarter of 2012, U.S. median home prices have risen 69 percent while average weekly wages have risen just 9 percent during the same time period, pushing more and more local housing markets into a home affordability crunch — and not just those expensive politically “blue” markets on the coasts…. Read More »