Housing Finance Roundup: July 13, 2020

MBA NewsLink summarizes more than half a dozen new reports from Redfin; Zillow; First American Financial Corp.; Fitch Ratings; ATTOM Data Solutions; and Black Knight.

Housing Finance Market Roundup

Here’s a summary of recent reports about the housing market and real estate finance, with reports from Zillow; Veros Real Estate Solutions; Fannie Mae; Redfin; Genworth Mortgage Insurance; and Computershare Loan Services.

Online Home Shopping Activity Up—Way Up

Reports from Zillow, Seattle, and Redfin, Seattle suggest prospective home buyers are adapting to the Age of Coronavirus by significantly upping their online searches and tours.

Zillow: Home Value Growth Ends 21-Month Slowdown

First the good news: Zillow, Seattle, reported after a nearly two-year slowdown, year-over-year home value growth rose in February. The typical home value in the U.S. is now $247,084, a 3.9% increase from a year ago, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Report.

The Best Time to Sell a House? There’s Data for That

With the spring home-buying season well underway, it raises a question: is there a best time to sell a house? According to Zillow, Seattle, the answer is yes—depending on need.