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Cash Sales Update: June 2016

Cash Sales Share Below 30 Percent is First Since 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales accounted for 29.3 percent of total home sales in June 2016, down 2.5 percentage points year over year from June 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 0.9 percentage points in June 2016 compared with May 2016. The cash sales share peaked in January 2011 when cash transactions accounted for 46.6 percent of total home sales nationally. June 2016 marks the...

U.S. Housing Policy Update: September 2016

New Federal Stances on PACE Financing

Terry Theologides    |    Housing Policy, Videos


 

The debate around Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs is heating up with the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announcement permitting FHA-insured mortgages on some PACE-assessed properties.

From 2008 to 2010 PACE was all the rage. Over twenty...

Colorado Home Prices: High on Marijuana?

Locales That Allowed Retail Marijuana Sales Had Increased Price Growth

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

CO Counties where Retail Marijuana is Permitted

On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters made history by passing Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Colorado became one of the first two states in U.S., along with...

Land Values Drive Home Price Volatility

David Stiff    |    Property Valuation

When homeowners think about the value of their properties they usually focus on the physical attributes of their houses and pay less attention to the land parcels on which their houses sit. This makes sense since most people spend more time inside their houses than in their backyards. But in many housing markets, especially expensive markets on the East and West Coasts, the values of...

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

13 Markets Overvalued Based on Fundamental and Speculative Metrics

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

21 Overvalued Markets based on CL Market Conditions

In Part I[1] of this series we evaluated the top 100 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) using CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators (price-to-income) and the price-to-rent metrics which classified 21 markets as overvalued. Figure 1 shows the distribution of these CBSAs. According to Joseph Stiglitz’s (1990)...

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