Category Archives: Zillow Research

Latinx Homeownership Rate Growing Nationally, But Inequity Persists

  Unaffordability and racial inequity combined since the start of the last century to compound a gap between the Hispanic and white homeownership rates. The homeownership rate gap sat at 25.8 percentage points just four years ago. Despite recent gains, the gap — sitting at 24.7 percentage points in 2018 — would take decades to […]

Zillow Research: How Debt Impacts Home Buying

Personal debt – particularly credit card, student loan and medical – tremendously impacts the type and features of home someone can afford, their timeline for buying, their ability to afford an adequate down payment and, ultimately, whether or not they are approved for a mortgage. Aspiring home buyers with medical debt are more likely than […]