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US Home Values and Mortgage Market Rates - Interactive Charts

Today I was snooping around our site trying to find something for an agent when I discovered the following US Home Values Index chart.  This is not what I was looking for, but after I found it, I was actually very impressed and got so excited, I forgot what I was originally looking for?  It was like going upstairs to your room and forgetting why it was you went up there?!?  lol~ 

So now that I found this and had the chance to study and "Inter-Act" with it, I thought it would be great to let you share this on your website or Blog too if you like.  Just copy and paste this code into your HTML tab here on AR or on your Website or Blog. The current stats may not be exactly what you're looking for, but having them available and knowing what they are might be useful in many areas of the market including yours.

US Zillow Home Value Index

There's a few ways you can share this with others including Facebook, Twitter and more. The links on the page where this graph is stored and updated allow you pretty much every option available to share, at least the ones that are most popular.  Who doesn't like stats and charts?

What's even funnier?  So I go back to the original email request to start my search and quest over again, and then I discover this.  The Mortgage Market Place and there's a mortgage market rate chart that is Inter-Active as well.  So before I got too far off track a second time, I went ahead and found what I was looking for to help out the agent, and now I'm back here to share this with you.

Here's a link for you to access the Interactive Graph for Mortgage Rates.  There's also Mortgage Calculators, and if you have no clue the difference between an ARM and a Reverse Mortgage, there's even a Help Center to get you up-to-speed with some mortgage basics. One of my favorite tools here is the "Rate Alert" which emails you when the rate in your area hits the desired amount. (I set my alert at 1%) haha~

US Home Values and Mortgage Market Rates, what could be more important than information like this, and you sharing it with your readers and clients in your specific hyper-local markets? I'd say today was a good day, a good find, and now a good deed done.  Hope you'll find these tools interesting, informative and useful.

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 31 commentsBrad Andersohn • November 14 2010 09:52AM

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Brad, thanks again! I will share this as you mentioned, and I also have blogged a bit about some of your widgets following the webinar....great stuff!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 10 years ago

Interesting - the trends look pretty  much the same pattern in all the markets listed - just different price points

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group almost 10 years ago
Thanks for the tips Brad. I work with Realtors and loan officers and can incorporate this information into some of the projects that I am working on.
Posted by Retired from ActiveRain almost 10 years ago
Brad, can't wait to sink my teeth into these new tools, thanks for the heads up and BookMarked ~ Dave
Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad!  Great info to add to a website!  Thank you!

Posted by Carol Lee, Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes (Dilbeck Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Great info and I love how you give us tips on how we can incorporate the information to integrate with our business and other media ... thanks!

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago
Brad - I don't visit Zillow very often but I am going to definitely check out that mortgage rate graph to see how close it compares to my available wholesale rates. I may use it with a disclaimer about the source. Thx for the info.
Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) almost 10 years ago

Brad - It sounds like your focus needs more focus!  :-)  Zillow widgets are a great tool.  Keep them coming.

Posted by Simon Mills (Mills Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad, Looks like you are settling into your new role very nicely.  Very nice info.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Hi Kristin - thanks for doing that, and thanks for supporting the webinars. If there's anything you'd like to see me teaching or topics you'd like to see covered, please let me know. 

Lori - the trends do appear to be relatively the same until you dig down geographically to specific smaller areas and communities.  I love stats and these types of analysis, they can be really eye opening.  btw - I think your alt phone # has a typo, it shows (080) as the area code, I think it's suppose to be (808) just fyi.

Hey Rick - Those that I have shared this with felt the same and are sharing it with others too.  Thanks. :-)

Hi Dave - sink your teeth into these with some wine as a chaser and you're in business.  lol~

Carol - as the markets adjust and change, they'll be even more fun to add to your sites.

Hello Connie - Sometimes these things are just what agents are looking for and I'm glad if they are helpful, that's always my goal.

Donne - I hope you'll visit the site more often, I know there are 12 million others doing it every month, it would be good for them to see you there too.  Just sayin...  :-))

Hi Simon - lol~  Yes, on this particular day, I kept finding cooler stuff than I was actually looking for. FOCUS!!

Since joining the Zillow team and staff, I have actually found about 10 new items I think it may be time to share and write posts about.  There are tools I don't think many folks know about that can really be useful to AR members and to your clients and consumers.

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Nice graph, can we make one for our communities. I see CA went down the most. I think it will be similiar in Ann Arbor as we apprciated way to high.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 10 years ago

Steve - I love it here at Zillow.  There's a ton of great people and support and each day I learn something new.  It just keeps getting better and better.  Plus I get to still be here on AR with all you folks, what more could I ask for?  :-)

My dear Missy, Yes, you can make one of these for your community as well, I just used the US Charts to reach a larger audience.  It seems to be working well based on my email in-box this weekend. lol~  CA did get hit significantly, but the RE market has traditionally been a roller coaster ride here anyway, I'm looking forward to the better half of the ride in the days ahead.  Kinda like the Simpson's roller coaster ride in Florida?  haha~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad - That looks very cool. I will check out the metro chart.

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

I know the feeling.. I feel like that's how I go through my life! But we do need to focus... so thank you for shifting our focus to something useful to share with clients!

Posted by Caroline Gosselin (Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brad, I love this chart!Perhaps a silly question but I'll ask anyway..I notice when I clicked on the link on the bottom of the graph "US Home values and Interactive Chart" that you have in the post..it shows the cities that you have checked. If I use this link to make my own graph and change the cities..will it change the one in YOUR post? Do I need to go to Zillow and click interactive charts? Thanks!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) almost 10 years ago

Cindy - that's one of the really cool things, you can customize pretty much anything that comes from the Zillow site. 

If you need some help, just let me know.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Brad- well am I sorry I read this.... I was just doing what you did on Zillow and ended up placing one of Zillow's widgets on my my website.  Now, I'm about to go back over to Zillow and roam around some more.  Good grief- how's a person supposed to watch Sunday night football!  Thanks, Brad.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

Interesting...I'll have to play with a couple of these (not tonight during football tbough).

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) almost 10 years ago

Thanks for responding I will check it out.

yes I remember the roller coaster ride, and now the NOLA beads. Fun times.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 10 years ago

Kathy and Justin - Blogging or Football?  Are you kiding me?  haha~  So who was playing anyway???  just joking!  :O

Missy - I kept the red hot chili pepper beads, Brandon has them in his room.  Yes, Good times!! :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hello Brad, once again thanks for the tips.  I can now embed a custom graph showing how my metro and other Pacific Northwest metro areas compare -- onto my blog and website.

I did fumble however, when trying to post my custom chart to my Facebook Business Page Wall.  The auto-post button provided goes to my personal wall AND it only posts the hard-coded cities as shown in your example, and not my customized view.  Thus, I created an AR blog post with my custom chart; and the auto feed to my Facebook Business page took care of the rest!  Thanks!  John

PS - I noticed that when comparing Seattle to Portland, the Seattle "Housing Bubble" looks much larger than the bubble for Portland -- that's one of the few times I'm OK with Seattle saynig they're bigger than those of us down here in the Pacific Northwest's Banana Belt!

 

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 10 years ago
Thanks Brad! Always continuing to share, just like you said you would!!!
Posted by Robert & Jani Bielenberg, Centennial, Colorado, CRS, GRI,e-PRO (Bielenberg & Associates) almost 10 years ago

A world without "sharing" would be a world without "caring!"  Thanks Robert and Jani, I'd have it no other way!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago
Thanks Brad! I love stats too but have been preaching to my readers and clients about the fact that real estate is local so when they are in Los Angeles or NY, it doesn't help me too much. I am wondering though, since Zillow could be the people to develop this if there isn't a site already, if you have ever come across a place where I could plug in 2-3 difference zip codes for a comparison on them. For example, here where I live and work in El Dorado Hills-CA, we are on the border of El Dorado County. The next exit down the hill from us is Folsom which is in Sacramento County. I would love to be able to show the inventory, price per square foot of what's selling, etc.
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 10 years ago

DeeDee - LOVE IT!  I'm looking into this for you now....    :-)  be back shortly...

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

DeeDee - The Home values chart area is the only comparison I see right now but I'm sure I can find more in fo on this later. I noticed that the El Dorado data isn't currently available here: http://www.zillow.com/local-info/CA-home-value/ but I'm sure there's a way to do this. Give me a jingle later and I'll help you get this info. Time to go home to wife and kids now... my kitchen's closed for the evening!  (big smile

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago
Thanks Brad! I really appreciate you checking into it. I might have to manually make one, just finding the time to play with it is the hard part! Have a great evening. My kitchen doesn't close for a another hour or so!
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 10 years ago

Hi DeeDee,

Sara sent me a comparison chart from her area in Chicago, this is the closest thing we can find but it's not broken down by square foot or by some of the other criteria you may be needing.  I'm not sure if there's any site out there that does that so you might need to create an excel spreadsheet that will do a comparison for you.  I've worked in excel and created some pretty comprehensive tools before, but this one would take a little bit of work to put together. You'd need to create a database that could host and compare specific fields of data.

Let me know what you find out there.  Here's a link to Sara's comparison:
http://www.zillow.com/local-info/IL-Chicago-home-value/r_17426/

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago
Brad, Thanks so much for checking on that for me. I was afraid there isn't anything out there right now. Sara's chart is exactly what I want. I saw where you can compare zip codes but doesn't apprear that it allows you to save mutliple zip codes and then compare those. I'll have to try and go the excel route for now. I'll give the project to my wizard son!!!! Have a great weekend! It is actively raining here in El Dorado Hills!!!!!!
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 10 years ago

Brad: Great post. Our tech savvy clients are using Zillow more and more, so I've been using it more and more too because it's vital that we, as their agents, are aware of what they are seeing and using. ~Rita

Posted by Rita Norman, Your Agent in Walnut Creek CA almost 10 years ago

Rita - I totally agree, just yesterday I met with an agent in San Diego who asked me if I thought she should have the Zillow mobile app on her phone to which I advised "absolutely!" Why wouldn't you want to be familiar and use the exact same tools consumers and your potential clients are using?  This is so important since a large percentage of traffic on the weekends to Zillow is coming from our mobile applications.

It is vital that we are seeing what they are seeing and using.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

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