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Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in May 2015

Lowest Cash Sales Share Since July 2008

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 31.9 percent of total home sales in May 2015, down from 35.1 percent in May 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making May 2015 the 29th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 1.7 percentage points in May 2015 compared with April 2015. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year basis.
The cash sales share peaked in January 2011...

The Dodd-Frank Act Turns Five

The Lingering and Lasting Effects
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series covering the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The Rules

Perhaps the most notable of the rules completed by the CFPB as of 2013 include: Qualified Mortgage/Ability to Repay (QM/ATR);...

The Dodd-Frank Act Turns Five

The Lingering and Lasting Effects
Part 1 of a 2-Part Series

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

CFPB Full Time Equivalent Employees Since Being Established

On July 21, 2015 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DFA or Dodd-Frank Act) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Running 2,239 pages in total, the herculean legislation has redefined processes for much of the financial services sector. The combination of creating, instituting and enforcing these new regulations has likely caused sleepless nights for both the federal employees tasked with enforcement and private sector employees facing implementation deadlines. The...

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 29 Percent in June 2015

Most States Had Year-Over-Year Decreases in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Trends

Distressed Inventory Continues to Shrink
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 28.9 percent year over year in June 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 23.3 percent year over year in June 2015.
  • Only two states and the District of Columbia had year-over-year increases in foreclosure inventory.

CoreLogic reported today that the national foreclosure inventory fell 28.9 percent year over year in June 2015 to...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 10 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in May 2015

REO Share is the Lowest Since October 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales

Distressed sales—real estate-owned (REO) and short sales—accounted for 9.9 percent of total home sales nationally in May 2015, down 2.8 percentage points from May 2014 and down 1.7 percentage points from April 2015. Distressed sales shares typically decrease month over month in May due to seasonal factors, and this distressed sales share was the lowest for the month of May since 2007 when it was 5 percent.

Within the distressed category, REO sales accounted for 6.4...

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