Zillow is the latest lender to offer a 1% down purchase mortgage
UWM and Rocket Mortgage are also leveraging Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac programs tailored to borrowers earning less than 80% of the area median income
by Matt Carter Aug 25
Even amid high rates, buyers have more options than they realize
Loan officers and assistance programs are just 2 ways to close the knowledge gap, Zillow Senior Economist Orphe Divounguy and Rocket President Tim Birkmeier said Wednesday at Connect
by Matt Carter Aug 9
Summer Cooldown: New homes will offer a lifeline for some agents
Three leading economists share what's ahead for the summer, from the continued struggle with mortgage rates to a resurgence in bidding wars and the gift of new-home sales that keeps giving
by Marian McPherson Jul 5
US needs 4.3M homes to close the affordability gap: Zillow
During 2021, there were 8M 'missing households' across the country — families without homes of their own — compared to just 3.7M housing units available for rent or sale, according to Zillow
by Ben Verde Jun 22
Zillow unveils affordability tool that prioritizes buyers' monthly budget
Announced on Monday, the new filter enables users to search for homes within a range of monthly mortgage payment prices that fit their budget, instead of just listing prices
by Ben Verde Apr 10
‘Just a freakish bit of data’: Sticker shock imperils spring home demand
Economists revealed to Intel how mortgage rates and inflation will bring the spring homebuying market back toward historical norms and become the new sales benchmark for years to come
by Marian McPherson Mar 15
The top 10 friendliest US cities for first-time homebuyers right now
What's the matter with Kansas? Not a thing as Wichita shot to the top of Zillow's analysis of the 10 friendliest cities for first-time homebuyers on Thursday. Midwestern cities fared well overall
by Ben Verde Dec 8