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National Foreclosure Inventory Falls Year Over Year in January

Serious Delinquency Rates Rise In Some Oil Markets

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory
  • The foreclosure inventory fell nearly 22 percent year over year in January 2016.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell almost 23 percent year over year in January 2016.
  • Serious delinquency rates increased in two Texas metro areas – Midland and Odessa – from the prior year and foreclosure rates increased year over year in...

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

REO Sales Share is down 21 Percentage Points From Its Highest Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales
  • Of total sales in December 2015, distressed sales made up 10.3 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales made up 6.9 percent  
  • The REO sales share was 21 percentage points lower than it was at the peak recorded in January 2009 at 27.9 percent
  • Only eight states had increases in their distressed sales shares in December 2015

Distressed...

Home Prices Continue to Rise But Some Oil Markets Post Smaller Gains

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

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Figure 1 YOY HIPI Growth
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.9 percent year over year in January 2016 and remain 7 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year HPI growth of any state in January 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets, with Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas logging only a 5.7 percent year-over-year gain and...

Cash Sales Share Declines Moderated in November 2015

Cash Sales Accounted for 36 Percent of All Home Sales

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales accounted for 36.4 percent of total home sales in November 2015, down 0.7 percentage points year over year from 37.1 percent in November 2014. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share increased by 2.5 percentage points in November 2015 compared with October 2015. The cash sales share typically increases month over month in November, and due to seasonality in the housing...

December Foreclosure Inventory Falls 24 Percent Year Over Year

Foreclosure Inventory is 72 Percent Below Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 23.8 percent year over year in December 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 23.3 percent year over year in December 2015.
  • The foreclosure rate in judicial states is two and a half times the pre-crisis rate.

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

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