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Cash Sales Made Up 35 Percent of All Home Sales in March 2015

Florida Has the Highest Cash Sales Share of Any State

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 34.6 percent of total home sales in March 2015, down from 39 percent in March 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making March 2015 the 27th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 2.8 percentage points. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a...

Chief Economist Update: June 2015 Economic Outlook

Home Sales on an Upswing

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends, Videos

The overall economy has provided mixed signals on its performance so far this year, but one thing is clear: Home sales are off to a brisk start through April. We expect house prices in our national index to be up about 5 percent in the next 12 months, and mortgage rates are likely to move higher over the next year.

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CoreLogic Renter Applicant Risk Index Shows a Continued Upward Trend of Renter Credit Quality

Midwest Region of the U.S. Shows Highest Renter Applicant Risk in Q1 2015

Jianjun Xie    |    Housing Trends

The CoreLogic SafeRent Renter Applicant Risk (RAR) Index indicates the credit quality of renter applicants improved nationwide year over year as of Q1 2015 (Figure 1). According to the data, the risk of default among renters nationwide decreased year over year with an index value of 108 in Q1 2015 compared to an index value of 106 in Q1 2014. The two-point year-over-year increase in the...

What are the Most Active New Sales Markets?

Hint: Think Country Music

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

New home sales have totaled 441,000 over the last 12 months ending in January, up 3 percent from a year ago1. While still below the 660,000 annual average of the last 50 years, the national and regional data available from the Census Bureau mask local pockets of strength. In this post, we use public record deeds as the source of new home sales to examine patterns in the 50...

Cash Sales Made Up 38 Percent of All Home Sales in February 2015

The Cash Share of Sales Has Decreased 9 Percentage Points from Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 37.9 percent of total home sales in February 2015, down from 40.6 percent in February 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making February 2015 the 26th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 1 percentage point. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on...

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