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February 2015 Economic Outlook

Sam Khater    |    Economic Trends

  • Employers have added over 1 million people to their payrolls in the last 3 months; the largest increase in 18 years
  • Oil price drop has done more to increase consumer confidence than five years of economic growth
  • Soaring consumer confidence bodes well for new home sales and residential construction
  • Key oil market home price overvaluation much smaller than 1980s or 2000s and negative impact of oil price drop will be more...

Distressed Sales Accounted for Almost 13 Percent of Total Home Sales in December 2014

Lowest Distressed Sales Share for the Month of December Since 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for 12.8 percent of total home sales nationally in December 2014, a 2.8 percentage point drop from December 2013, and a 1.2 percentage point drop from November 2014. The December 2014 distressed sales share was the lowest for any December since 2007. Within the distressed category, REO sales made up 8.8 percent of total home sales in December, and short sales made up 4 percent. At its peak, the distressed sales share totaled 32.4 percent of...

Measuring Real Estate Portfolio Risk Relative to the Housing Market

The Application of the Capital Asset Pricing Model in Residential Real Estate Markets

Bin He    |    Housing Policy, Valuation

Measuring the risk level in a portfolio of real estate assets relative to the overall market is challenging because there are many factors that need to be accounted for, such as the appreciation of the housing market, the correlation of various geographic areas and the geographic concentration of the portfolio.

“Beta” is a metric derived from the Capital Asset Pricing Model1 (CAPM) and is often used in equity markets to measure the exposure of a single...

Cash Transactions Made Up 36 Percent of All Home Sales in November 2014

Michigan Had the Highest Cash Sales Share of Any State in November

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 36.1 percent of total home sales in November 2014, down from 38.8 percent in November 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making November the 23rd consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share ticked up by half of a percentage point, as is typical for the fall and winter months. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year basis. The peak occurred in...

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 34 Percent Year Over Year in December 2014

Utah Experienced Largest State Improvement in Foreclosure Inventory From a Year Ago

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

Today, CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 34.3 percent year over year in December 2014 to approximately 552,000 homes, or 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 840,000, or 2.1 percent, in December 2013. This marks 38 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the inventory of foreclosed homes, including 23 straight months of declines greater than 20 percent, as shown in Figure 1. Also...

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