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5 Home Design Trends for 2018 (and 3 Fads That Need to Go)

5 Home Design Trends for 2018 (and 3 Fads That Need to Go)

Thought that all-white kitchen was timeless? Think again.Home design trends come and go — and in 2018, one look that’s on its way out could actually cause your home to sell for less. Here’s a look at five design trends you’ll be seeing more of in 2018, and three it’s...

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Why Cities Must Become Affordable for the Middle Class

Why Cities Must Become Affordable for the Middle Class

The high cost of living can make it hard for middle-class residents to make ends meet.This article was originally published on attn.com. Cities need the middle class. They need nurses and teachers. Yet if people have a well-paying job like those, they’re finding it...

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How Historic Racial Injustices Still Impact Housing Today

Yesterday's discriminatory policies kept minority homeownership low — and disparities persist today.For many Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity, owning a home is a major goal. According to the first Zillow Housing Aspirations Report, 63 percent of whites, 63...

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20 Best Cities for Trick or Treating in 2017

20 Best Cities for Trick or Treating in 2017

San Francisco leads the pack in candy-corn-doling cities. Is your hometown on the list?Pumpkins, haunted houses and costumed kiddos can only mean one thing – it’s time for Halloween! Every year, Zillow’s team of economists crunches the numbers to find the best cities...

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28 Stats That Sum Up the American Housing Market

See the numbers behind how Americans rent, buy, sell and even think about home.Both renters and buyers face challenges in finding a place to call home, and the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2017 is a deep dive into understanding them. We surveyed over...

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Hidden Costs of Homeownership Typically Top $9,000 a Year

Hidden Costs of Homeownership Typically Top $9,000 a Year

Prepare yourself by knowing the less-obvious costs of owning a home. Insurance, maintenance and more add up faster than you think.Buyers too often focus on a home’s list price or mortgage payment to determine what they can afford. However, the numerous less-obvious...

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Which 10 U.S. Metros Have the Most Empty Nesters?

Which 10 U.S. Metros Have the Most Empty Nesters?

Kids in the Great Lakes region are, apparently, more likely to fly the coop.Pittsburgh is strong as steel when it comes to empty nest households, according to new Zillow research. Steel City holds the top spot in a new survey of markets where older homeowners live in...

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20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating in 2016

20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating in 2016

Find the best spots for your little ghouls and goblins to fill their plastic pumpkins.Halloween is around the corner, which means it’s time for creepy costumes, haunted houses, and enough candy to satisfy any sweet tooth. Every year, Zillow’s candy-loving economists...

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The 20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating in 2016

The 20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating in 2016

San Francisco no longer holds the top spot as America's candy corn-doling capital.Halloween is around the corner, which means it’s time for creepy costumes, haunted houses and enough candy to satisfy any sweet tooth. Every year, Zillow’s candy-loving economists crunch...

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Pick a President! Voter Registration Closes Soon

Deadlines vary by state. Use these links to register.Make sure your voice is heard in this election! In some states, voter registration closes in the next few days. Find out the deadline by plugging in your home address at Vote411.org.  You can register to vote there,...

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Corpus Christi Named the Best City to be a Kid

If kids ruled the world, parents wouldn’t head to the coasts for jobs, but instead move to cities full of parks, big yards and other playmates.Hot job markets on the coasts are attracting people to places like San Francisco, Seattle and New York, but if kids had a say...

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The Cost of Off-Campus Rent at Top Colleges

The Cost of Off-Campus Rent at Top Colleges

Rents in 80 percent of elite college towns are above the national median.Which university costs more: Harvard, Yale or MIT? It’s relatively easy to compare tuition and even dorm fees — but off-campus housing costs are harder to pin down. They also can make a big...

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The Effect of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Homes

The Effect of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Homes

Nearly 1.9 million homes in the United States would be flooded if the seas rose six feet.Despite record-warm years and some crops already reacting to unusual shifts in the weather, climate change for many people remains an issue for the future. That future came a...

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Quiz: Are You a Savvy Mortgage Shopper?

Test your knowledge about how to find the right home loan for you.[os-widget path=”/zillowblog/test-your-mortgage-shopping-iq” of=”zillowblog” sharing=”false”] Powered by WPeMatico

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Seattle Is the Best Bike City in the US

Seattle Is the Best Bike City in the US

In honor of National Bike to Work Week, Zillow used housing and Census data to find the most bike-friendly cities across the country.Seattleites looking to hop on their bikes for National Bike to Work Week are in luck:  The city ranks as the No. 1 bike city in the...

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