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First-time Homebuyers Less Likely to Be Married Than in Decades Past

By Leah Shafer / August 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Who needs a spouse to buy a first house? Not too many folks anymore. According to new research from Zillow, only 40 percent of first-time homebuyers are married today, down from 52 percent in the late ’80s. Why is this? First, fewer people are getting married in general. Barely half of adults (51 percent) were married in 2011, according […]

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Starbucks: Caffeinating Home Values Since 1997

By Leah Shafer / February 18, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you think coffee is only good for getting you moving in the morning, this new study will wake you up. Apparently, it can also provide a jolt nearby home values. That’s according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries. In their New York Times bestseller, Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, […]

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DFW Rents Up $600 Million in 2014, Leading Nation for Leasing Rates

By Leah Shafer / January 5, 2015 / 1 Comment

DFW rents were 6.2 higher last year, averaging $919 per month, but demand still soared, with North Texas leading the nation in apartment rentals, and vacancies at a 13-year low, according to new real estate research from Zillow and MPF Research. The increased rent translated to an extra $600 million paid to landlords last year, Zillow reported. For North Texans, that meant a […]

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