Homes Sold Faster than Ever in 2017, According to Zillow

It took 81 days to sell the median U.S. home in 2017, nine days faster than the year prior, online real estate company Zillow reports.

The quickest selling month for the typical home was June 2017, when it took about 73 days for a home to sell, including closing…

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Home Value Appreciation Beats Working a Minimum Wage Job

Home values have been appreciating more per working hour than local minimum wage pays in about half of the nation’s 50 largest cities, according to a new report from online real estate firm Zillow.

The typical U.S. homeowner is gaining $7.09 of equity in their home every…

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Home Improvement One-Upmanship

It seems that a desire to “keep up with the Joneses” serves as the inspiration for many home improvement projects, according to new research from The Home Depot.

In advance of Spring Black Friday, The Home Depot commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by Wakefield Research to find…

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Single-Family Home Property Taxes Rose by 6 Percent Last Year

Property taxes levied on single family homes in 2017 totaled $293.4 billion, up 6 percent from $277.7 billion in 2016 and an average of $3,399 per home, according to property database curator ATTOM Data Solutions.

This averages out to an effective tax rate of 1.17 percent…

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