Month: June 2017

29 Jun

Homeowners Named Stuart and Alison Own Most Valuable Homes in the U.S.

SEATTLE, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Homeowners named Stuart and Alison are among the top names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country, worth a median of more than $330,000 — 66 percent more than the median home value in the U.S. The most common first name of a U.S. homeowner is John, according to a new Zillow® analysisi.

Zillow analyzed the first names of homeowners on 70 million property records and found that Peter, Alexandra and Geoffrey are also among the top 10 names of homeowners with the most valuable homes in the country. All names on the list own homes that are more than 1,550 square feet, with a median value that is more than the U.S. median.

In Washington, D.C., homeowners named Jane own the most valuable homes, worth almost $900,000 — about 134 percent more than the median home value in the area. Homeowners named Anne own the most valuable homes in California, worth about 30 percent more than the median home value in the state.

Zillow’s analysis of homeowner names reveals demographic trends across the country as U.S. homeowners grow increasingly diverse. Historically, men were more likely than women to own homes, but that trend is starting to shift. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Reportii, 49 percent of homeowners are female and 51 percent are male.

In 30 of the 46 states Zillow analyzed, homeowners with the most valuable homes have traditionally female names, with Anne the name that reoccurs the most.

About 64 percent of all Americans are homeownersiii. The homeownership rate is the highest in the Midwest. John is the most common U.S. homeowner name, followed by Robert and James. Other common U.S. homeowners’ names include Mary, Richard and Thomas.

In California, Salvador is a more populariv homeowner name than it is nationally, but in the small state of Rhode Island, Claire is more popular. In the Pacific Northwest, the name Heidi is a more popular homeowner name than it is nationally, whereas Willie is much more likely to be the name of a homeowner in the Southeastern states of Alabama, Louisiana and Georgia.

 Names of Owners of Most Valuable
Homes

10 Most Common U.S.
Homeowner Names

Ranking

Name

Median Zestimate

         Ranking

Name

1

Stuart

$         334,022

1

John

2

Alison

$         332,403

2

Robert

3

Peter

$         325,126

3

James

4

Alexandra

$         324,779

4

Michael

5

Geoffrey

$         322,272

5

David

6

Marc

$         321,216

6

William

7

Salvatore

$         316,151

7

Mary

8

Anne

$         309,491

8

Richard

9

Marina

$         309,041

9

Thomas

10

Ian

$         307,179

10

Joseph

“This analysis reveals a lot of interesting – and fun – differences between homeowner names and the relative popularity of less common or non-traditional homeowner names from region to region,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “U.S. homeowners are an incredibly diverse bunch, with a variety of names reflective of many cultural and familial backgrounds.”

State

Most Popular Homeowner
Name Relative to Other
States

Names That Own the Most
Valuable Homes

Median Zestimatev of
Homes with Most
Valuable Name

Alabama

Willie

Anne

$208,219

Alaska

Vernon

Todd

$410,677

Arkansas

Tommy

Amy

$183,464

Arizona

Guadalupe

Jill

$271,431

California

Salvador

Anne

$669,645

Colorado

Erin

Anne

$430,701

Connecticut

Maureen

Jill

$306,376

District of Columbia

Gwendolyn

Jane

$898,551

Delaware

Harry

Philip

$228,677

Florida

Jorge

Peter

$248,627

Georgia

Willie

Suzanne

$270,317

Hawaii

Florence

Doris

$765,307

Iowa

Kent

Kristin

$224,240

Idaho

Corey

Jane

$241,159

Illinois

Adam

Peter

$269,635

Indiana

Jeffery

Anne

$166,599

Kansas

Marvin

Randall

$136,561

Kentucky

Jeff

Peter

$189,120

Louisiana

Willie

Stephen

$207,305

Massachusetts

Claire

Alexander

$457,944

Maryland

Melvin

Peter

$370,229

Michigan

Gerald

Anne

$220,621

Minnesota

Kari

Kristin

$288,618

Missouri

Kyle

Anne

$220,911

Mississippi

Rosie

Julie

$179,710

Montana

Shane

Martha

$247,231

North Carolina

Bobby

Peter

$255,091

North Dakota

Kari

Craig

$284,996

Nebraska

Tyler

Kristin

$208,676

New Jersey

Salvatore

Jill

$380,202

New Mexico

Gilbert

Jane

$264,891

Nevada

Jesus

Suzanne

$292,231

New York

Salvatore

Alexander

$457,011

Ohio

Beth

Erin

$184,478

Oklahoma

Bill

Julie

$171,823

Oregon

Heidi

Anne

$387,159

Pennsylvania

Francis

Lauren

$241,764

Rhode Island

Claire

Katherine

$320,489

South Carolina

Willie

Anne

$228,367

Tennessee

Billy

Julie

$199,768

Texas

Guadalupe

Scott

$258,600

Utah

Shauna

Peter

$333,604

Virginia

Anne

Peter

$470,789

Washington

Heidi

Anne

$435,308

Wisconsin

Kristine

Anne

$224,977

West Virginia

Wilma

Todd

$134,102

Zillow
Zillow® is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. Dr. Gudell and her team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering more than 450 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow also sponsors the quarterly Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, which asks more than 100 leading economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists to predict the path of the Zillow Home Value Index over the next five years. Launched in 2006, Zillow is owned and operated by Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z and ZG), and headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow is a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.

i Zillow analyzed the names that appear on at least 70 million property records and only included names of people that own at least 25,000 homes. Names with three letters or more were included in the research. The data was analyzed at a national level and by each region to provide high quality, reliable information. 
ii The first annual Zillow Group Report is the largest-ever survey of U.S. home buyers, sellers, owners and renters, and asked more than 13,000 U.S. residents aged 18 to 75 about their homes – how they search for them, pay for them, maintain and improve them, and what frustrations and aspirations color their decisions. 
iii According to U.S. Census data. 
iv The most popular homeowner name in each state is the homeowner name that is the most popular relative to the rest of the nation. Another name may own more homes within the state, but not own the most homes relative to the rest of the nation. 
v The Zestimate® home value is Zillow’s estimated market value for an individual home and is calculated for over 100 million homes nationwide. It is a starting point in determining a home’s value and is not an official appraisal. The Zestimate is automatically computed daily based on millions of public and user-submitted data points.

SOURCE Zillow

22 Jun

Number of Virginia homes Drop at Fastest Pace in Four Years

SEATTLE, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The amount of for-sale homes hitting the marketplace is dropping at its fastest pace in almost four years, based on the May Zillow® MARKET Reportsi. The normal home stayed available for 77 days just, the fewest days on Zillowii reported ever.

Across the national country, when compared to a year ago home shoppers could have 9 percent fewer homes to pick from, which is the best drop in inventory since August 2013 when inventory was down a lot more than ten percent.

Columbus, Ohio, San Jose, Calif. and Minneapolis reported the best annual declines in the amount of virginia homes, with about 30 % fewer virginia homes in each market. In San Diego, when compared to a year ago you can find 26 percent fewer homes in the marketplace, and 22 percent fewer in Seattle. Both San Diego and Seattle have high buyer demand and home value growth of over 6 percent.

When the housing marketplace crashed, many Americans went from owning single-family homes to renting them — between 2005 and 2016, the real amount of owner-occupied single-family homes fell by 680,000, as the true amount of renter-occupied single-family homes increased by 6.2 millioniii.

This upsurge in the true amount of single-family home rentals is among the explanations why inventory remains low. The quantity of new construction coming available was not enough to offset the subtraction of more single-family homes being changed into rentals. Rental homes are generally put on the market less, which creates more choices for renters, but fewer for buyers.

“Inventory has been falling for a long time with supply no more meeting demand, and you can find many reasons for the worsening situation,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “On the demand side, simple demographic change is adding to incredibly popular as millennials reach their prime home-buying years and commence to enter the marketplace in droves. That is in conjunction with relatively low degrees of new home construction on the supply side insufficient to help keep pace with demand, and what’s built is basically priced beyond the reach of several of the first-time and entry-level home buyers on the market. A large number of single-family homes which were once bought and sold every couple of years before the recession have been changed into rental properties by investors, trading hands significantly less and further adding to inventory shortages frequently. And finally, in a few hard-hit markets still, negative equity is probable keeping many homeowners of lower-end homes from listing their home on the market since they can’t afford to profitably achieve this. There is absolutely no silver bullet which will clear the marketplace of all of the presssing issues, and buyers annoyed by the status quo will probably need to remain patient and become prepared to pounce once that perfect home does become available.”

The median home value in the united states is $199,200, 7 up. year 4 percent since this time around last. Seattle, Dallas and Tampa, Fla. reported the best year-over-year home value appreciation on the list of 35 largest U.S. metros. In Seattle, home values rose almost 13 percent to a median value of $440,100. Home values in Dallas and Tampa are up about 11 percent since this time around this past year.

Median rent over the nation rose 0.7 percent since last May, to a median payment of $1,per month 416. Seattle, Sacramento, Calif. and Los Angeles reported the best year-over-year rent appreciation on the list of 35 largest U.S. metros. Rents in Seattle are up almost 6 percent to a Zillow Rent Indexiv (ZRI) of $2,127. Median rent in Sacramento is up 4.5 percent, while Los Angeles median rent are up 4 percent.

Mortgage ratesv the month of May at 3 on Zillow ended.73 percent, of the month the cheapest level. Mortgage rates hit a higher of 3.90 percent significantly less than fourteen days into Mayvi. Zillow’s real-time mortgage rates derive from a large number of custom mortgage quotes submitted daily to anonymous borrowers on the Zillow Mortgages site and reflect the newest changes on the market.

Metropolitan Area

 Zillow Home Value
Indexvii (ZHVI)

Year-
over-Year
ZHVI
Change

Zillow Rent
Index (ZRI)

Year-
over-Year
ZRI
Change

Year-over-
Year
Inventory
Change

% Change in
Single-Family
Home Rentals
Since 2000

United States

$               199,200

7.4%

$                1,416

0.7%

-9.4%

46.6%

New York, NY

$               419,000

8.7%

$                2,374

-1.9%

-16.6%

0.4%

Los Angeles-Long
Beach-Anaheim,
CA

$               606,500

5.8%

$                2,667

4.1%

-12.4%

19.5%

Chicago, IL

$               210,200

6.3%

$                1,631

-1.0%

-11.4%

83.6%

Dallas-Fort Worth,
TX

$               209,200

11.2%

$                1,580

2.9%

8.3%

66.1%

Philadelphia, PA

$               218,300

5.0%

$                1,563

-0.9%

-14.5%

39.5%

Houston, TX

$               175,800

2.7%

$                1,541

-2.7%

9.1%

59.1%

Washington, DC

$               383,200

3.4%

$                2,120

-0.1%

-18.7%

38.1%

Miami-Fort
Lauderdale, FL

$               251,700

8.2%

$                1,848

-1.8%

1.3%

76.8%

Atlanta, GA

$               178,700

7.8%

$                1,343

2.8%

-8.1%

159.1%

Boston, MA

$               425,500

7.6%

$                2,361

3.2%

-21.2%

27.3%

San Francisco, CA

$               851,900

5.3%

$                3,362

-0.4%

-20.1%

32.5%

Detroit, MI

$               140,900

10.5%

$                1,165

-1.4%

-18.7%

49.0%

Riverside, CA

$               326,800

6.6%

$                1,780

3.0%

-17.8%

84.5%

Phoenix, AZ

$               235,100

6.4%

$                1,315

1.9%

-7.8%

186.5%

Seattle, WA

$               440,100

12.7%

$                2,127

5.7%

-22.2%

45.0%

Minneapolis-St
Paul, MN

$               247,100

8.9%

$                1,584

3.1%

-28.7%

178.0%

San Diego, CA

$               543,400

6.5%

$                2,467

2.6%

-25.5%

43.3%

St. Louis, MO

$               148,700

4.5%

$                1,141

0.0%

-14.2%

66.9%

Tampa, FL

$               184,900

10.5%

$                1,353

2.1%

-17.6%

109.5%

Baltimore, MD

$               260,400

3.6%

$                1,721

-0.7%

-19.0%

16.3%

Denver, CO

$               368,200

9.2%

$                2,001

0.1%

2.5%

77.0%

Pittsburgh, PA

$               136,900

5.0%

$                1,067

-5.2%

-9.3%

26.7%

Portland, OR

$               363,800

6.7%

$                1,816

3.5%

2.8%

43.8%

Charlotte, NC

$               173,200

7.8%

$                1,257

1.0%

-17.4%

101.1%

Sacramento, CA

$               366,500

8.6%

$                1,735

4.5%

-14.1%

49.6%

San Antonio, TX

$               160,400

5.7%

$                1,329

1.0%

-0.9%

38.8%

Orlando, FL

$               205,700

9.8%

$                1,402

2.7%

-14.3%

100.8%

Cincinnati, OH

$               151,600

6.3%

$                1,254

1.0%

-20.2%

68.3%

Cleveland, OH

$               134,000

5.2%

$                1,150

0.7%

4.0%

52.8%

Kansas City, MO

$               158,200

6.6%

$                1,263

1.7%

8.2%

81.2%

Las Vegas, NV

$               222,900

10.2%

$                1,248

0.8%

19.2%

259.0%

Columbus, OH

$               161,900

4.6%

$                1,300

0.9%

-30.1%

76.3%

Indianapolis, IN

$               137,700

5.1%

$                1,188

-0.3%

-22.1%

70.0%

San Jose, CA

$            1,007,400

4.9%

$                3,465

-1.2%

-29.2%

24.9%

Austin, TX

$               271,000

7.5%

$                1,693

-1.1%

23.9%

65.5%

About Zillow

Zillow® may be the leading real rental and estate marketplace focused on empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge round the accepted place they call home, and connecting them with the very best local professionals who is able to help. Furthermore, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. Dr. Gudell and her team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering a lot more than 450 markets at Zillow PROPERTY Research. Zillow sponsors the quarterly zillow Home Price Expectations Survey also, which asks a lot more than 100 leading economists, property experts and investment and market strategists to predict the road of the Zillow Home Value Index on the next five years. Launched in 2006, Zillow is owned and operated by Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z and ZG), and headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow is really a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.

i The Zillow MARKET Reports certainly are a monthly summary of the neighborhood and national areas. The reports are published by Zillow PROPERTY Research. To learn more, visit www.zillow.com/research/. The info in Zillow’s MARKET Reports are aggregated from public sources by way of a amount of data providers for 928 metropolitan and micropolitan areas dating back to to 1996. Mortgage and home loan data are usually recorded in each county and publicly available by way of a county recorder’s office. All current monthly data at the national, state, metro, city, ZIP neighborhood and code level could be accessed at www.zillow.www and com/local-info/.zillow.com/research/data.
ii Days on Zillow may be the median days on market of homes sold inside a given month, including foreclosure re-sales. Month before the current ZHVI the most recent data is for just one. Month for ZHVI data is May probably the most current, month for Days on Zillow is April therefore the most current.
iii here In accordance with Zillow Research.
iv The Zillow Rent Index (ZRI) may be the median Rent Zestimate® (estimated monthly rental price) for confirmed geographic area on confirmed day, and includes the worthiness of most single-family residences, condominiums, cooperatives and apartments in Zillow’s database, whether or not they’re listed for rent currently. It really is expressed in dollars. 
v Rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage.
vi Month high occurred on May 11th.  
vii The Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) may be the median estimated home value for confirmed geographic area on confirmed day and includes the worthiness of most single-family residences, cooperatives and condominiums, of if they sold inside a given period regardless. It really is expressed in dollars, and adjusted seasonally.

SOURCE Zillow

16 Jun
9 Jun

MORTGAGE REPAYMENTS are Unaffordable in two of America's Largest Markets

SEATTLE, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Purchasing the typical home listed accessible in over fifty percent of the country’s 35 largest markets will demand a larger share of income compared to the median-valued home required historically, in accordance with a fresh Zillow® analysisi.

One reason this home shopping season is indeed problematic for buyers is that the homes available for purchase are generally more costly compared to the median home value of most homes in exactly the same market.

As home prices surpassed and recovered the peak values reached through the housing bubble, concerns about housing affordability returned, despite low mortgage rates keeping monthly premiums affordable relatively. The large down payments that include high prices certainly are a significant barrier to homeownership, and the monthly premiums are taking on a more substantial share of income aswell.

Nationally, mortgage repayments on the median home on the market require 20 percent of the median income.

“Homes have gotten so expensive in lots of major cities that despite having low mortgage rates, monthly charges for homes which are on the market are getting to be unaffordable currently,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “Down payments certainly are a top concern for today’s homebuyers, however the the truth is that monthly costs have become unaffordable aswell. Low inventory is pushing sticker prices higher, so when mortgage rates begin to rise, monthly premiums will undoubtedly be driven into unaffordable territory further.”

Los Angeles homebuyers need to spend the best share of income on mortgage repayments – the normal home on the market would require 46.8 percent of the median income. In the entire years before the housing bubble, Los Angeles homebuyers could have had to invest 35.2 percent of these income on mortgage repayments for the normal home.

Cleveland virginia homes tend to be more affordable than homes were historically. The median list price around $144,000 would require 12.7 percent of the median income for monthly mortgage repayments. In pre-bubble years, paying the mortgage on the normal Cleveland home required 20 percent of the median income.

Metropolitan Area

 % Income
Spent on
Mortgage – List
Price, Q1 2017

 % Income
Spent on
Mortgage –
ZHVI, Q1 2017

 % Income Spent
on Mortgage –
ZHVI, 1985-2000

United States

20.0%

15.9%

21.0%

New York/Northern New Jersey

29.3%

26.9%

29.7%

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

46.8%

43.3%

35.2%

Chicago, IL

18.5%

14.9%

22.8%

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

22.9%

15.2%

20.4%

Philadelphia, PA

15.1%

14.9%

20.0%

Houston, TX

21.6%

13.1%

15.3%

Washington, DC

20.2%

18.6%

22.3%

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

30.1%

22.2%

20.0%

Atlanta, GA

17.8%

13.1%

19.1%

Boston, MA

26.7%

24.0%

26.2%

San Francisco, CA

40.2%

42.6%

38.3%

Detroit, MI

14.2%

11.6%

16.6%

Riverside, CA

27.9%

25.9%

26.5%

Phoenix, AZ

22.5%

18.8%

21.3%

Seattle, WA

24.7%

25.5%

25.2%

Minneapolis-St Paul, MN

18.4%

15.4%

18.4%

San Diego, CA

39.6%

35.5%

34.1%

St. Louis, MO

13.1%

11.9%

16.1%

Tampa, FL

21.5%

17.1%

18.7%

Baltimore, MD

17.3%

16.4%

21.4%

Denver, CO

27.3%

23.2%

21.9%

Pittsburgh, PA

12.9%

11.3%

15.5%

Portland, OR

27.6%

25.2%

22.5%

Charlotte, NC

22.6%

14.2%

18.3%

Sacramento, CA

29.1%

25.7%

28.6%

San Antonio, TX

22.5%

13.2%

17.7%

Orlando, FL

23.2%

18.2%

20.4%

Cincinnati, OH

14.6%

12.0%

19.3%

Cleveland, OH

12.7%

11.6%

20.0%

Kansas City, MO

16.1%

11.5%

20.1%

Las Vegas, NV

22.8%

19.2%

25.9%

Columbus, OH

16.3%

12.5%

20.0%

Indianapolis, IN

14.5%

11.4%

20.8%

San Jose, CA

39.3%

43.3%

36.0%

Austin, TX

22.9%

18.3%

18.9%

Zillow
Zillow® may be the leading real rental and estate marketplace focused on empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge round the accepted place they call home, and connecting them with the very best local professionals who is able to help. Furthermore, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. Dr. Gudell and her team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering a lot more than 450 markets at Zillow PROPERTY Research. Zillow sponsors the quarterly zillow Home Price Expectations Survey also, which asks a lot more than 100 leading economists, property experts and investment and market strategists to predict the road of the Zillow Home Value Index on the next five years. Launched in 2006, Zillow is owned and operated by Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z and ZG), and headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow is really a registered trademark of Zillow, Inc.

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i For mortgage affordability, Zillow assumed a 20 percent deposit and a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at prevailing mortgage rates pulled from the principal Mortgage Market Survey® supplied by Freddie Mac. We considered the median value of most true homes in confirmed market – those not listed on the market &ndash even; and the median price of these listed on the market.

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5 Jun

What to FIND OUT ABOUT Selling a genuine home With a Reverse Mortgage

By Greg Geilman

Photo credit: Morguefile.com/jonathan11

It’s difficult to comprehend what sort of reverse mortgage works and how selling a home with one differs from the typical procedure. The simple truth is that it’s virtually identical; the major difference may be the real way the lending company manages the loan amount if it exceeds the home price. If you’re dealing with litigant who includes a reverse mortgage, listed below are four questions to assist you understand the procedure better.

What Is really a Reverse Mortgage?

It’s similar to a normal mortgage, however the manner in which the amount of money is paid is really a little different out. With a reverse mortgage, your client is leveraging the real home equity they’ve developed, and the loan is paid in a lump sum, credit line, or set payment.

Your client may use this money to cover medical expenses, finance home improvements, or subsidize their monthly income even. The total amount your client will get from the reverse mortgage depends largely on the age and the equity they will have within their home. Because the bank pays out the reverse mortgage to your client, the interest on that principal grows.

How a Reverse Mortgage Paid Is Back?

Unlike a normal mortgage, a reverse mortgage might possibly not have a collection maturity date, or the date the loan should be repaid completely. The standards are occur the loan and could define maturity because the date that:

  • The borrower dies.
  • the property comes by

  • The borrower.
  • The borrower moves from the true home.
  • The borrower does not provide reasonable upkeep or pay property taxes.

Once your client sells their home, the lending company has first to the proceeds to recoup any outstanding balance on the reverse mortgage (unless gleam lien on the home for unpaid property taxes). If the outstanding loan amount is significantly less than the sale price, your client or their next-of-kin will have the difference.

Are There Limits on Selling a genuine home With a Reverse Mortgage?

The maturity date of a reverse mortgage is most once the borrower sells their home often. Therefore the sale of the real home may be the most common area of the reverse mortgage process. With a normal mortgage, you anticipate your client’s home value to exceed the rest of the balance of these mortgage at resale. But as the borrower of a reverse mortgage has been paid in installments typically, the mortgage principal increases than decreases rather. That means it is quite possible that the loan amount could exceed the resale value of the borrower&rsquo eventually;s home. Therefore, whenever using a seller who includes a reverse mortgage, you need to concentrate on factors that may impact their home value probably the most, such as for example renovations, property maintenance and condition, and the status of property taxes.

What If the house Has Lost Value?

For litigant whose property value has fallen below the total amount they borrowed on a reverse mortgage, you may want to conduct a brief sale. Fortunately, reverse mortgages are referred to as “nonrecourse loans,” this means the lending company cannot follow your client or their heirs for the difference between your outstanding loan amount and the ultimate sale price of the home. But short sales require the lender’s buy-in before you list the real home at a lesser value. Therefore the lender may need an appraisal to verify the worthiness before agreeing to the listing.

Greg Geilman, e-PRO, is managing partner of the Freedman Geilman Group at RE/MAX Estate Properties in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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Homes with Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,400 A lot more than Expected

SEATTLE, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A brand new coat of paint in the proper color can help sell a genuine home for additional money. In accordance with a Zillow analysis, homes with walls painted in shades of blue or light gray may sell for just as much as a $5,400 premium.i

Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis viewed a lot more than 32,000 photos from sold homes round the country to observe how certain paint colors impacted their sale price typically, in comparison with similar homes with white walls.

Homes with blue bathrooms, within hues of powder blue or light periwinkle often, sold for $5,440 a lot more than expected, the best sales premium of most colors analyzed. Walls painted in other cool, natural tones like pale gray or oatmeal were within top-performing listings also.

A home’s exterior color could also impact on its sale price. Homes painted in “greige,” a variety of light beige and gray, sold for $3,496 a lot more than similar homes painted in a medium brown or with tan stucco. For a pop of color, homes with front doors painted in shades of dark dark blue to slate gray sold for $1,514 more.

Some colors may deter buyers actually. Homes with darker, more style-specific walls like terracotta dining rooms sold for $2,031 significantly less than expected. However, too little color could have the largest negative impact as homes with white bathrooms sold for typically $4,035 below similar homes.

“Color could be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, in listing photos and videos especially,” says Svenja Gudell, Zillow chief economist. “Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray not merely create a true home feel larger, but additionally are neutral enough to greatly help future buyers envision themselves surviving in the area. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay back especially well because the color complements white countertops and cabinets, an evergrowing trend in both available rooms.”

Selecting the proper paint color is among the many factors that could affect why a home sells faster or for additional money. Walls painted in cool neutrals like blue or gray have broad appeal and could be signals that the home is well looked after or has other desirable features. Sellers may also consult Zillow’s Owners Dashboard to see instantly how their listing is performing in comparison to similar ones out there.

Room Type

Color

Color Description (what this
color appears like in homes)

Effect (on
average, how
much more or
less the home
sold for) 

Most Common
Metro

Kitchen

Blue

Light blue to soft gray-blue

$1,809

Charlotte, NC

Kitchen

Yellow

Straw yellow to marigold

– $820

Detroit, MI

Bathroom

Blue/Purple

Light powder blue to periwinkle

$5,440

Philadelphia, PA

Bathroom

White/No Color

Off-white or eggshell white

– $4,035ii

N/A

Bedroom

Blue

Light cerulean to cadet blue

$1,856

Philadelphia, PA

Bedroom

Pink

Light pink to antique rose; often within kids’ rooms

– $208

Houston, TX

Dining Room

Blue

Slate blue to pale gray blue; dark blue also within dining rooms with white shiplap

$1,926

Boston, MA

Dining Room

Red

Brick red, terracotta or copper red

– $2,031

N/A

Living Room

Brown

Light beige, pale taupe, oatmeal

$1,809

Chicago, IL

Living Room

Blue

Pastel gray, pale silver to light blue, periwinkle

– $820

Baltimore, MD

Home Exterior

Gray/Brown

Greige – mixture of gray and beige

$1,526

N/A

Home Exterior

Brown

Medium brown, taupe or stucco

– $1,970

N/A

Front Door

Gray/Blue

Navy blue to dark gray or charcoal

$1,514

N/A

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i The Zillow Paint Colors that Sell Analysis measured how certain room type and paint color combinations impact the sale price of a home. Zillow viewed a lot more than 32,000 photos from listings round the country that sold between 2010 and Feb. 2017, to recognize what paint colors can lead to a genuine home selling for more, or significantly less than the home’s Zestimate in comparison with homes with white walls. The analysis controlled for several other wall colors, square footage, age the real home, the date of the positioning and transaction. Room and color combination price effects are estimates of the common premium/discount, but might not indicate a genuine difference in value in comparison to white.

ii Average difference over-all color tags.

SOURCE Zillow