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Distressed Sales Accounted for 11 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in February 2016

Distressed Sales Shares Still Declining in Oil States

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales
  • Of total sales in February 2016, distressed sales accounted for 11.1 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 7.8 percent
  • The REO sales share was 21.3 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...

National Home Prices Increased Nearly 7 Percent Year Over Year in March 2016

Prices Have Risen Nearly 40 Percent From the 2011 Trough

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

YOY HPI Growth for 25 Highest App States
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.7 percent year over year in March 2016 and remained 5.3 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year price growth of any state in March 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets such as in several Texas metro areas: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land logged a 6.1 percent...

Is Flipping Coming Back? Part II

Not All States See an Uptick, But Florida Flipping Activity is Strong in Q1 2016

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top 20 CBSAs With the Highest Shares of Flipped Properties

In Part I of this blog we discussed flipping activity – investors buying homes, repairing them and selling them within a short period of time for a profit – at the national level1. Here we focus on flipping activity at the local metro...

Communicating About Flood Risk

Beyond the Special Flood Hazard Area

Scott Giberson    |    Natural Hazard Risk

In the conversation about flood risk and the benefits of flood insurance, one of the most commonly used statistics is that about 25 percent of the claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are on policies covering properties outside of the Special Flood Hazard Area[1]. This statistic confirms that risk exists...

Candidate Sanders’ Housing Policy Prescription

More Affordable Housing, Plus Help for First Timers and Underwater Borrowers

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Declining Homeownership Rate

Housing policy, which has pretty much been a back burner issue so far in this campaign, bubbled up to the top recently when Senator Bernie Sanders released a new policy paper that outlined his program for supporting homeownership, expanding affordable housing, helping underwater homeowners, and fighting homelessness.

While many of his housing planks were presented in the abstract...

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