How Does Zillow Impact Your Perception of the Current Rental Market


Too often we hear how Zillow’s “Rent Zestimate” has recommended a rental rate that is hundreds of dollars over what the current market bears or even hundreds of dollars below.

Per Zillow’s website, they can only calculate based on certain data that may not be readily available from public databases along with properties ONLY listed on Zillow.

As of 2020, Zillow now charges a fee for management companies to advertise on their site. Due to the current market, paying extra for advertising is not needed as there are a multitude of free rental sites as well as the Multiple Listing Service for Real Estate Agents.

Zillow markets homes that are long term vacant properties as ...

Arizona in the top 10 states where people are relocating to


The COVID-19 Pandemic has influenced Decisions to Move and Accelerated Existing Moving Patterns. According to United Van Lines here are the top 10 inbound states and top reasons for relocating during the pandemic.

Top 10 Inbound US States in 2020:

  1. Idaho

  2. South Carolina

  3. Oregon

  4. South Dakota

  5. Arizona

  6. North Carolina

  7. Tennessee

  8. Alabama

  9. Florida

  10. Arkansas

Top Reasons for Relocation:

  1. Family health and wellbeing (60%)

  2. Desire to be closer to family (59%)

  3. Change of employment (57%)

  4. Lifestyle change/improvement of quality of life (53%)

Arizona reasons for moving inbound:

  1. Retirement

  2. Job

  3. Family

  4. Lifestyle

  5. Health

Find a little comfort in the history of the housing market


While the current health crisis is unprecedented, the housing market is surprisingly predictable. Research shows that over the past 40 years, the U.S. housing industry — and home prices — have been fairly resistant to recessions caused by everything from world wars to natural disasters. If you’re feeling a little anxious about the state of real estate, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. Single-Family Homes Are Always on the Rise

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), single-family home prices typically rise an average of 7.4% leading up to a recession and continue to rise by an average 2.7% during an economic downturn. The o...