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Trulia: It's Still a Housing Rebound, Not a Bubble

Home prices today are rising nearly as fast as they did during the peak bubble years of 2005 and 2006. Since that bubble helped push us into the Great Recession, we should all be on high alert for the next housing bubble. To track whether home prices are in or nearing bubble territory, today we introduce Trulia's Bubble... Continue Reading »

Trulia: Housing in 'Early Stages' of Multiyear Recovery

By Paul Toscano The housing market has come roaring back over the past 12 months and, despite constrained inventory, is set for an uptrend over the next several years, Trulia co-founder and CEO Pete Flint (pictured at left) told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." "We don't see significant dollars flow into the system right... Continue Reading »

Trulia: Housing Recovery Marches on in March

Each month, Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR), and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month's data to... Continue Reading »

People Are Leaving California for Texas in a Big Way

Jed Kolko is the chief economist for online listings site Trulia. This article originally appeared on the Trulia Trends blog. A constant debate in California politics is whether jobs and people are leaving the state. This week, in fact, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in California, trying to lure businesses to his state. He... Continue Reading »

Trulia Housing Barometer: Housing Market 52% Back to Normal

Each month, Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR) and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month's data to... Continue Reading »

Housing Recovery: Halfway Back to Normal

Each month, Trulia's Housing Barometer charts how quickly the housing market is moving back to "normal." We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR), and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). For each indicator, we compare this month's data to... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Rise in August: Sign of Steady Housing Recovery

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The increases are the latest evidence of a steady housing recovery. The Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller index reported Tuesday that... Continue Reading »

Are You Living in One of America's Gayest Places?

When you think of gay-friendly areas, your first thoughts are probably New York City and San Francisco, right? Well, sure -- but you'd be surprised at some of the other towns in America that boast the biggest concentrations of gay men and women. The number crunchers at real estate website Trulia looked at 2010 Census... Continue Reading »

Cities With The Most Homes in Foreclosure

By Michael B. Sauter According to data released last week, the worst effects of the housing crisis are beginning to wind down. RealtyTrac's latest report shows the number of foreclosures in the U.S. in April is down 13 percent, to 188,780 from 219,258 a year ago. However, some of the largest cities in the U.S.... Continue Reading »

6 Cities Where Rents Are Skyrocketing

By Michael B. Sauter Online real estate site Trulia recently released rental data for the 100 largest housing markets in the country. The report showed that while home prices have increased slightly in the past year, rent prices have increased more than 5 percent in the 12 months ending April 31, 2012. In six of... Continue Reading »

In Romance, Homeowners Have Game, Survey Says

By Les Christie, CNNMoney NEW YORK -- When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. In a survey of 1,000 single people, more than a third of women and 18 percent of men said they would much rather date a homeowner than a renter. Only 2 percent of women said they preferred to date a man who... Continue Reading »

Out-of-Towners Covet Florida Real Estate, Locals Scratch Heads

The grass is always greener on the other side – even if said yard is located in one of the states hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis. A new report by listings company Trulia Inc. reveals that one in three home searches cross state lines, and seven out of 10 of the most popular real estate markets perused by... Continue Reading »

Americans Still Plan to Buy Homes -- But Not McMansions

Americans have been skittish about buying new houses since the collapse of the real estate bubble. But they remain committed to the idea of homeownership, even if it's unclear how or when demand will pick up and drive a market recovery. A recent survey published by the real-estate site Trulia shows that 70 percent of... Continue Reading »

Zillow's IPO Bonanza: A Step Forward for Real Estate?

While Main Street remains skittish on home buying, Wall Street's vote of confidence Wednesday in online real estate company Zillow's IPO could signal new hope for the housing market. Then again, it could just demonstrate investors' unending love affair with dot-com suitors. Zillow Inc., an online listings and public... Continue Reading »

Buy or Rent: Cheaper to Own in 80% of Big Cities

Attention, big-city dreamers: Consider your options before signing the lease on that slummy one-bedroom. Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in 80 percent of the largest U.S. cities, according to a recent survey. Real estate website Trulia recently released its quarterly Rent vs. Buy Index, which compares the... Continue Reading »

When Renting Is Better Than Buying

Renting has always had its advantages over buying, but then this past summer, interest rates fell to an all-time low. However, home sales remained dismal at best. According to an article published by the "Washington Post," the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage tumbled to 4.69 percent, falling from an already low... Continue Reading »

Credit Scores Sink 1/3 of Possible Homebuyers

Even though home prices and interest rates have come down dramatically, many Americans aren't able to qualify for mortgages because they have low credit scores, a new survey reveals. According to a recent study, nearly 30 percent of all Americans searching for home loans are effectively locked out of the conventional... Continue Reading »

Make Facebook Your Friend When Buying a House

Looking at listings from the comfort of your Facebook account can be pretty convenient when house hunting, especially when you've befriended several brokers and added them to your social network. Following brokers on Twitter to find out about the latest properties in a hash-tagged region, and their sweet amenities that... Continue Reading »

Is Queens, N.Y.'s Housing Market Headed for Collapse?

If you feel you got away too easily in the housing collapse, maybe you live in New York's Queens or on the outskirts of another big American city. Keith Jurow at the Real Estate Channel recently posted an interesting piece, teasingly titled "A Housing Price Collapse in Queens New York Is Almost Certain," in which he... Continue Reading »

Why Most 'Underwater' Homeowners Never Consider Walking Away

Would you ever considering walking away from your house and giving it back to the bank? Trulia.com and RealtyTrac.com surveyed homeowners online to ask if they would walk away from their home if they were unable to make the mortgage. In a poll taken May 10 to May 12, using Harris Interactive, only 1 percent said it would... Continue Reading »

It's a Renter's World on the Internet

The housing website Trulia.com recently added rental listings, prompting a piece by the Wall Street Journal on the growing number of renters and sites that cater to them. But the story highlights something we here at RentedSpaces have long known: Rentals are a hot topic and renters need more resources. As the housing... Continue Reading »

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