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National Foreclosure Inventory Falls Year Over Year in February

Decline Experienced in All States

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell nearly 24 percent year over year in February 2016.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell almost 20 percent year over year in February 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota had a decrease in the seriously delinquent rate, but the increase was minimal.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number of loans...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 11 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in January 2016

Most of the Largest Metros Experienced Decreases in Distressed Sales Shares

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in January 2016, distressed sales accounted for 11.2 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 7.8 percent
  • The REO sales share was 20.2 percentage points lower than it was at its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Only two of the nation’s largest 25 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) showed year-over-year increases in...

Home Prices Rise in All States in February 2016

Nationally Prices Increased Nearly 7 Percent Year Over Year in February 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.8 percent year over year in February 2016 and remain 6.5 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year HPI growth of any state in February 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets, with Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas logging a 5.3 percent year-over-year gain and Midland,...

Cash Sales Share in 2015 Lowest in Seven Years

Cash Sales Accounted for 34 Percent of All Home Sales in 2015

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales accounted for 33.4 percent of total home sales in December 2015 and 33.9 percent of total home sales for the full year 2015. The full year 2015 cash sales share was the lowest since 2008. The December cash sales share was  down 3.3 percentage points year over year from 36.7 percent in December 2014. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 2.8 percentage...

One Million Borrowers Regain Mortgage Equity in 2015

Negative Equity Remains Low in Oil-Patch Areas

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 States with the Largest YOY Change
  • The negative equity share fell to 8.5 percent in Q4 2015 from 10.7 percent in Q4 2014.
  • Only North Dakota saw an increase in negative equity in 2015, but the increase was minimal.  
  • Negative equity remains low in the oil-patch areas.

The nationwide negative equity share decreased in 2015, falling from 10.7 percent in Q4 2014 to 8.5 percent...

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