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NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017

Business Economists Expect Interest Rates to Rise, Have Concerns on Health Care, Immigration and Foreign Trade Policies - NABE respondents opine that GSEs should be partly or fully privatized

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends

Federal Reserve

The National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE) semiannual Economic Policy Survey focused on some of the critical fiscal and monetary issues that policy makers currently face (NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017).  Conducted July 18-August...

U.S. Economic Outlook: September 2017

Canadians are largest foreign buyers in U.S.: Most homes were bought in Florida

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends, Videos

Dr N September Video

Nonresident foreign buyers purchased about 119,000 homes in the United States from April 2016 to March 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors, or about 2 percent of all homes sold.[1]  The largest number of nonresident buyers were from Canada, the second most from China and third most from Mexico.  Buyers from these...

Is the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Making a Come Back?

ARMs Today are Different than the Pre-Crash ARMs

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends, Mortgage Performance

Comparing the ARM Share with Mortgage Rates

During the past decade, homebuyers have mostly preferred fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) over adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). Proof of this is the precipitous drop in the ARM share of the dollar volume of originations from almost 45 percent during mid-2005 to a low of 2 percent in mid-2009 (Figure 1). Since then, the ARM share has fluctuated between about 5 and 13 percent, generally rising when...

Health of the Housing Market as of Q2 2017

Ten Markets Signal High Risk, Eight in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

Metros with High Market Risk

Home prices continued to rise in many markets as of Q2 2017, reflecting rising homebuyer demand and a low for-sale inventory. As CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft recently observed, the for-sale inventory as a share of all households is the lowest Q2 reading in over 30 years1. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health...

US Single-Family Rents Up 2.8 Percent Year Over Year in June

Low-Cost Markets Logged Significantly Higher Rent Growth

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

National Single Family Rental Index YOY Percent Change
  • National rent growth decelerated in June 2017 compared with June 2016
  • Low-end rent growth more than doubled high-end rent growth
  • Orlando had the highest year-over-year rent growth in Q2

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

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