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Cash Sales Share Fell Sharply in March

Cash Sales Accounted for 33 Percent of All Home Sales

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales accounted for 33 percent of total home sales in March 2016, down 2.4 percentage points year over year from March 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 2.8 percentage points in March 2016 compared with February 2016. For the first three months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 34.7 percent, the lowest start to any year since 2008. The cash sales share...

The State of the Nation’s Housing

Harvard University Report Features CoreLogic Data

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released the 2016 State of the Nation’s Housing report, and the report included several references to CoreLogic data and analyses. The report highlighted four major themes: household growth is getting back on track, the homeowner...

Google Searches Shed Light on Rental Prices – Part I

National Average Rental Prices Unlikely to Fall This Summer

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

In a white paper published in 2009, Google claimed that Google Trends is able to help in predicting the present, in the sense that search volume data may be correlated with the current level of economic activity1. A growing number of academic studies have demonstrated that Google Trends can provide insights into home prices and Consumer Sentiment Index2, 3. Using...

Cash Shares In 2016 On Track To Be Lowest Since 2008

Cash Sales Accounted for 36 Percent of All Home Sales in February 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales accounted for 35.7 percent of total home sales in February 2016, down 2.5 percentage points year over year from 38.1 percent in February 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share increased by 0.1 percentage point in February 2016 compared with January 2015. For the first two months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 35.6 percent, the lowest start to any year...

Is Flipping Coming Back? Part II

Not All States See an Uptick, But Florida Flipping Activity is Strong in Q1 2016

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top 20 CBSAs With the Highest Shares of Flipped Properties

In Part I of this blog we discussed flipping activity – investors buying homes, repairing them and selling them within a short period of time for a profit – at the national level1. Here we focus on flipping activity at the local metro...

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