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October 2015 Cash Sales Share Falls 3 Percentage Points From a Year Ago

Cash Sales Accounted for 34 Percent of All Home Sales

Molly Boesel    |    Market Trends

Cash sales accounted for 33.9 percent of total home sales in October 2015, down 2.6 percentage points from 36.4 percent in October 2014. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share increased by 1.4 percentage points in October 2015 compared with September 2015. The cash sales share typically increases month over month in October, and due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales...

Is it Bidding Time Again?

A Third of Homes Sold For the List Price or More in October 2015

Shu Chen    |    Market Trends

The housing market continues to recover from the foreclosure crisis. Home price indexes and home sales are returning to pre-crisis levels, and in some areas prices and sales have reached new highs. With demand strong and inventory thin, the share of homes selling for the list price or more has also returned to pre-bust levels.

With inventory tight, homes are more likely to sell...

Colorado Tops State Appreciation Rates for All 12 Months of 2015

2015 Home Prices Increased 5 Percent for the Year

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.3 percent year over year in December 2015 and remain 7.6 percent below the April 2006 peak. Prices rose 5 percent for full year 2015.
  • Colorado had the largest year-over-year HPI growth in December 2015.
  • The high-price tier had the slowest appreciation rate of all price tiers in...

Property Tax Delinquency Varies Across States

Tax Delinquency Rates Declined Since the Economic Downturn in 2008

Dingxi Qiu    |    Market Trends

An earlier Insights blog provided an overview of property taxes with a summary of property tax delinquency trends at the national level.  In this post, we examine state-level trends in property tax delinquency and how best to compare apples to...

How High Will Interest Rates Go in 2016?

Federal Open Market Committee Has the Answer

Frank Nothaft    |    Market Trends

Now that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has dipped its toe in the rate increase water, are they more likely to wade in slowly or jump in? Each quarter, the FOMC provides its economic projection and details on each of the 17 members’ view on the level of the federal funds rate[1], with the last projection having been...

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