Housing Finance Roundup

This week has produced more housing finance reports than you can shake a stick at. Here’s a roundup and summary of what’s happening of reports from Ellie Mae; ATTOM Data Solutions; Redfin; Radian Inc.; TransUnion; Black Knight; Zillow; and PayNearMe.

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.

Solving Affordability with More Density

Most of us love the idea of having a single-family home on a two-acre lot, big enough to support livestock. But when it comes to housing affordability, says Zillow, Seattle, most of us also say they see a path through adding density.