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Health of the Housing Market as of Q2 2017

Ten Markets Signal High Risk, Eight in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

Metros with High Market Risk

Home prices continued to rise in many markets as of Q2 2017, reflecting rising homebuyer demand and a low for-sale inventory. As CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft recently observed, the for-sale inventory as a share of all households is the lowest Q2 reading in over 30 years1. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health...

Highest and Lowest Risk U.S. Housing Markets as of Q1 2017

Market Health Indicator Flags Nine Markets As High Risk, Six in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

High-Market Risk Metros

Home prices have continued to rise, though for many markets, at a slower pace. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health Indicator. However, nine of the top 100 metro markets – six in Florida alone – have been identified as high-risk markets.

The CoreLogic Market Health Indicator evaluates whether individual markets...

The More, The Merrier

Homebuilders Are Building Larger Homes on Smaller Lots

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Median Square Footage

The housing market is hot this spring with many families trying to buy their dream home or first home before interest rates become too high, and yet housing inventory is still low. The inventory has been low for the past few years, and is one of the main factors that drive home prices higher and higher in many areas across the United States. CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft previously...

The State of House Flipping in 2016 – Part III

Positive Correlation Observed Between Home Price Growth and the Share of Flipping Activity

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Share of Flipped Properties by Markets

In Part I and Part II of this blog series, I presented the share and gross gain of house flipping at the national level and the Core Based Statistical Level (CBSA) level in 2016. Today we show there is a positive correlation between home price growth and the share of flipping activity in 2016 for different market segments: overvalued, normal and undervalued. A flipped property is defined as a...

The State of House Flipping in 2016 – Part II

Texas and Florida Flipping Activities Were Strong in 2016

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top 20 CBSAs

In Part I of this blog we discussed flipping activity in 2016 – investors buying homes, repairing and selling them within a short period of time for a profit – at the national level. Here we focus on flipping activity at the local metro level for 2016. A flipped property is defined as a property that is bought and sold within twelve months.

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