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Distressed Sales Accounted for 14 Percent of Total Home Sales in January 2015

The Distressed Sales Share Has Fallen on a Year-Over-Year Basis Every Month Since July 2011

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for 14 percent of total home sales nationally in January 2015, a 3.1 percentage point drop from January 2014 and a 0.8 percentage point increase from December 2014. Distressed sales shares are typically higher in January than they are in December due to seasonal factors. The January 2015 distressed sales share was the lowest for any month of...

Cash Transactions Made Up 35 Percent of All Home Sales in December 2014

Full Year 2014 Cash Sales Share was 2.8 Percentage Points Lower than Full Year 2013

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 35.5 percent of total home sales in December 2014, down from 38.5 percent in December 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making December the 24th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by half of a percentage point. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made...

January 2015 Home Prices Increased 5.7 Percent from a Year Ago

Colorado Had the Highest Year-Over-Year Appreciation in January

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Today, CoreLogic reported that January 2015 national home prices increased by 5.7 percent year over year and increased by 1.1 percent month over month. This marks 35 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices also increased 5.6 percent year over year from January 2014 and were up 1.4 percent from December...

Distressed Sales Accounted for Almost 13 Percent of Total Home Sales in December 2014

Lowest Distressed Sales Share for the Month of December Since 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for 12.8 percent of total home sales nationally in December 2014, a 2.8 percentage point drop from December 2013, and a 1.2 percentage point drop from November 2014. The December 2014 distressed sales share was the lowest for any December since 2007. Within the distressed category, REO sales made up 8.8 percent of total home sales in December,...

Cash Transactions Made Up 36 Percent of All Home Sales in November 2014

Michigan Had the Highest Cash Sales Share of Any State in November

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 36.1 percent of total home sales in November 2014, down from 38.8 percent in November 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making November the 23rd consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share ticked up by half of a percentage point, as is typical for the fall and winter months. Due to seasonality in the housing...

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