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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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The State of House Flipping in 2016 – Part I

At the National Level, Flipping Activity is the Second Lowest Since 2012

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Flipping is the term used when an investor purchases a property, renovates and repairs it, and then re-sells it within a short period of time for a profit. In a blog series I published a while back, Is Flipping Coming Back? Part I and...

Stay One Step Ahead in the Housing Market

CoreLogic 10-city composite Pending Price Index reveals home price change would remain flat in October and November

Bin He    |    Property Valuation

Dist of Days Between Contract Date to Close Date

A home price index (HPI) is a vital tool for understanding valuation and risk trends in real estate markets. CoreLogic offers both the CoreLogic HPI® and the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index® (CSI). Both proprietary indexes are highly trusted, widely respected and accepted valuation benchmarks. Since it takes time to record transactions, collect data and produce indexes, there is...