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Cash Sales Update: April 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in April

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales accounted for 31.6 percent of total home sales in April 2016, down 2.8 percentage points year over year from April 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share fell by 1.6 percentage points in April 2016 compared with March 2016. For the first four months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 33.9 percent, the lowest start to any year since 2008. The cash sales share...

Single-Family Rent Growth Slows Down

New Single-Family Rental Index from CoreLogic Shows Slower Single-Family Rent Growth

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Rental Repeat Index

Given the growing role that rental properties are playing in real estate, CoreLogic has developed a new Single-Family Rental Index (SFRI) to measure the changing rent dynamics of single-family rental properties. The index, which uses a methodology similar to our own CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI), as well as the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, measures changes in rents by comparing repeat...

Boomerang Buyers Making a Gradual Return

Less Than Half Return Even 16 Years After Foreclosure

Kristine Yao    |    Housing Trends

Next year marks seven years since the foreclosure crisis peaked in 2010, during which enough time would have passed for the black mark of foreclosure to be erased from millions of consumer credit reports. In total, 1.9 million homeowners who faced owner-occupied foreclosures between the start of the housing crisis in 2007 through 2010 will have met the seven-year period after which the Fair...

Distressed Sales Update: April 2016

Distressed Sales Accounted for 9 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in April 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in April 2016, distressed sales accounted for 8.8 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 5.7 percent
  • The REO sales share was 22.2 percentage points below its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Distressed sales shares fell in most states, including the oil markets

Distressed sales, which include REO and short...

Recent Activity Around Condo Project Eligibility

Shows Regulators/Investors Are Working To Make Condo Lending Easier/More Accessible

Jacqueline Doty    |    Housing Policy

Percentage of Condo Sales by Year

Over the past few months, momentum has been building behind the efforts to standardize and streamline the project review processes that lenders use to determine if condominium projects meet eligibility requirements of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).

Currently, condo sales represent about 10 percent of the overall home sales market or roughly 500,000 units per year. In...

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