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Home Price Index Audio Clip: June 2016

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

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio

The June 2016 Home Price Index shows that National homes prices increased 5.7 percent from a year ago. Prices have been increasing at 5 to 6 percent year over year for about two years, leading to the longest period of stability in home prices in more than 20 years. With home prices forecasted to increase by 5.3 percent over the next year, this period of relative stability is...

Real home values have continued to surge in Sydney and Melbourne

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Real vs. nominal annual change

Earlier this week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released consumer price index (CPI) data for the June 2016 quarter. The data showed that inflation rose by 0.4% over the quarter, however over the 12 months to June 2016, inflation has only increased by 1.0%, its lowest annual increase since June 1999.

From a housing market perspective, the housing category of CPI...

Home-Bidding Wars Heating up

More Than Half of Sales Are Above Listing Price in Some CA and WA Cities

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

top 30 cities with highest shares of bid properties

When demand is high and supply is low, home-bidding wars can break out and push home sale prices above their listing prices. In some of the hottest housing markets buyers are bidding against each other to pay more for homes. Using more than 700,000 home sales closed in Q2 2016, new analysis from CoreLogic shows the hottest real estate markets in which home-bidding wars are heating...

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...

$2 million dollar dwelling sales becoming more common as home values move into their fourth year of growth

Tim Lawless    |    International

Annual Number of Sales

With the national housing market having experienced more than four years of ongoing value rises, affordability in certain areas is deteriorating and sales that were once considered to be at the top end of the market are now becoming more common. With housing becoming more expensive, there has been a substantial rise in the number of homes selling for, or in excess of, $2...

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