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Public Listing Comments Can Have an Impact on Closing Price

Some Homes Sell at Higher Prices Than Others for a Reason

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top Words that have a positive impact on closing price

When a property is listed and sold, its closing price is usually different from its original list price since it is challenging to set a list price, even for an experienced realtor. Besides physical features there are many other factors to be considered: location, supply and demand, how tough the buyer negotiates, etc. Applying text mining techniques, a new analysis from CoreLogic finds that...

US Single-Family Rents Up 2.9 Percent Year Over Year in July

Overall Index Pulled Down By High-End Segment

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

National Single Family Rental Index YOY Percent Change
  • National rent growth decelerated in July 2017 compared with July 2016
  • Low-end rent growth was more than double high-end rent growth
  • Phoenix had the highest year-over-year rent growth in July

Single-family rents, as measured by the CoreLogic Single-Family Rental Index (SFRI), climbed steadily between 2010 and 2016. However, the index shows...

Will Putting “Won’t Last” in a Housing Listing Comment Help It Sell?

The Answer is Yes, But There is More to It

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top Word Pairs that would reduce days on market

About a year ago, I published a blog on the impact that listing comments have on days on market: Public Listing Comments Can Have an Impact on Days on Markets. I soon realized there was confusion about the analysis, as I received...

Where are Dallas County Residents Buying Homes?

Most Buy in Dallas County, but 22 Percent Buy Elsewhere

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends

Dallas Country

In the last blog on state household mobility, we found that there was more migration from high-cost states, such as California and New York, to more affordable states, such as Florida and Texas, than the other way around. As an example, for every...

Homebuyers’ Mortgage Payments Rising Faster Than Prices

“Typical Mortgage Payment” Up Nearly 14 Percent Year Over Year

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

Low mortgage interest rates helped soften the blow of rising prices for homebuyers over the past six years. But with prices still rising and mortgage rates running about half a percentage point higher than last summer the mortgage payments that many homebuyers face have increased at roughly double the rate of home prices over the past year.

One way to measure the impact of inflation,...

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