Zillow: Home Values and Rents Are Up

And more from the latest data dump.


Zillow’s latest research shows that nationally and locally home values are up, based on an analysis of 515 metropolitan and micropolitan areas, with 35 of the largest metros areas — Philadelphia included. Here are some overarching stats:

U.S. home values rose 0.5 percent in August 2014 from July, to $175,600.
On a year-over-year basis, home values were up 6.6 percent from August 2013.
The last time national home values were at this level was in March 2005.
Rents were up 3.3 percent on an annual basis.
The calls for 3.1 percent appreciation from August 2014 to August 2015.

In August, Philadelphia, like most of the largest metros, experienced an increase in home values. But it wasn’t a leader: The highest increases were in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Riverside and Atlanta. Even so, none of the increases bring any of the metros up to the peak home values from April 2007.

Nationally and locally rents are up, as is inventory. In Philadelphia, the inventory looks to be spread out fairly evenly, which is nice. As a contrast, look at Denver.

Screenshot from Zillow.com

Screenshot from Zillow.com

Here’s a more granular look at our area. ZHVI stands for Zillow Home Value Index:

Screen shot from Zillow.com

Screen shot from Zillow.com

To get a better understanding of what those graphs mean, go here:

Home Value and Rent Appreciation Remains Strong, But Home Values Will Slow [Zillow]