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Distressed Sales Accounted for 10 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in March 2016

Distressed Sales Expected to Return to Pre-Crisis Share in 2018

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in March 2016, distressed sales accounted for 9.9 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 6.8 percent
  • The REO sales share was 21.1 percentage points below its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Distressed sales shares fell in most states, including the oil markets

Distressed sales, which include REO and short...

National Foreclosure Inventory Drops 23 Percent Year Over Year

Serious Delinquencies Fall 22 Percent Year Over Year

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Continues to Shrink
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 23 percent year over year in April 2016.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 22 percent year over year in April 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota had a year-over-year decrease in the serious delinquency rate, but the increase was minimal.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number...

Negative Equity Share Falls to 8 Percent in First Quarter 2016

Decreases Seen Across the Country

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 States With the Largest YOY Change in Neg Equity
  • The negative equity share fell to 8 percent in Q1 2016 from 10.3 percent in Q1 2015.
  • Only North Dakota saw an increase in negative equity share over the past year, but the increase was minimal.
  • Negative equity remains low in the oil-patch areas.

The nationwide negative equity share decreased in Q1 2016, falling from 10.3 percent in Q1 2015 to...

Home Price Index Highlights: April 2016

National Home Prices Increased Nearly 6.2 Percent Year Over Year in April 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

HPI Blog
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.2 percent year over year in April 2016 and forecast to increase by 5.3 percent over the next year.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year price growth of any state in April 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets such as in two Texas metro areas: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land logged a 3.9 percent...

Home Price Index Audio Clip: April 2016

Prices Are 7.9 Percent Below the 2006 Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio

The April 2016 HPI shows that home prices increased 6.2 percent from a year ago. Washington state and Oregon led the nation in appreciation – both showing double-digit gains in April. After five years of rising prices, the national HPI is now just 7.9 percent below the peak reached in April 2006. With prices expected to increase in the 5 percent range over the next year, the HPI is...

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