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Health of the Housing Market in the Top 100 Cities – Part I

21 Markets Overvalued Based on Fundamental Factors of Price-to-Income and Price-to-Rent

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

HPI at National level

Talking about housing bubbles usually raises questions, concerns and eyebrows. However, for the past several years, home prices have continued to rise throughout the country, with many markets close to or above previous peak levels observed in the 2005-2006 bubble years. At the national level, Figure 1 shows that home prices have increased roughly 40 percent, according to the CoreLogic Home...

Current Home Prices the Most Stable During the Last 40 Years

Real Estate Prices Have Been an Oasis of Stability

Sam Khater    |    Property Valuation

Volatility has roiled the U.S. and global financial markets for some time. June’s Brexit vote, for example, was the most volatile day in the history of foreign exchange markets. Likewise, the huge influx of foreign capital drove longer-dated Treasury maturities to record lows. But one market seems to have escaped these gyrations: U.S. housing.

There are several different...

How Big is My House?

Let’s ask a professional…

James Siebers    |    Property Valuation

Many aspects of building appraisal or valuation require personal judgment, but one aspect that should not be in this category is the measurements of a house. The actual size of a building is either determined from accurate building plans or by the actual measurement of the structure. An appraiser, assessor, realtor, insurance agent or anyone who determines the square footage of a house...

Good Words Don’t Cost Much, But Can Accomplish A Lot When Selling a Home

Certain Words in Listing Comments Positively Affect Closing Price

Dingxi Qiu    |    Property Valuation

Setting up a reasonable list price for a property is a challenge to both the seller and the listing agent. Each property is unique due to its location, condition and internal/external design. In a competitive, active market, all physical attributes of a property should be fairly and accurately priced. However, CoreLogic research finds that properties with certain words in their listing...

Home Price Index Highlights: June 2016

National Home Prices Increased 5.7 Percent Year Over Year in June 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 5.7 percent year over year in June 2016 and are forecast to increase by 5.3 percent over the next year.
  • The highest appreciation was in the West, with Oregon and Washington growing by double-digits in June.
  • Prices fell in one of the Texas oil markets in June: Midland logged a 1.8 percent year-over-year...
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