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Housing Economy

House Hunters Head for the Hills After Labor Day

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Based on properties viewed on the Trulia website for the full years of 2011-2013, home search activity jumps in March, stays high through summer, and then falls below the annual average in September and stays that way until the new year begins.

Where 'Back-to-School' Means Private School

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Jed Kolko

One way or another, good schools cost money. Private school tuition can easily exceed monthly housing costs, but home prices in top-rated public school districts are 32% above the local average.

Home Price Gains Now Driven More By Jobs Than By Rebound Effect

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

How to Vet a Real Estate Agent: 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Michael Corbett

If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, one of the first things you'll need to have down is your partner in crime: your real estate agent.