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U.S. Economic Outlook: April 2016

Interest Rates Are Low, but Will Rise: Home Mortgage Rates Likely to Go Above 4 Percent Before Year End

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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Interest rates have remained low for a considerable time in the U.S., and it is natural to wonder how much longer we may have such low rates. A partial answer came in mid-December when, after more than seven years of a near zero federal funds interest rate, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark target by one-quarter of a percentage point.

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Housing finance commitments rise in February however, the value of commitments is still below its peak

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Value of Owner Occupier

Housing finance data for February 2016 was released earlier today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). According to the data, the total value of housing finance commitments over the month was $32.8 billion which was 2.6% higher over the month and 6.0% higher year-on-year. Although the value of housing finance commitments is higher over the month and year, it is currently -2.7% lower...

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

Most of the Largest Metros Experienced Decreases in Distressed Sales Shares

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in January 2016, distressed sales accounted for 11.2 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 7.8 percent
  • The REO sales share was 20.2 percentage points lower than it was at its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Only two of the nation’s largest 25 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) showed year-over-year increases in...

CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update - The Candidates Start to Weigh In on Housing

April 2016

Faith Schwartz    |    Videos

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Earlier this year I commented on the fact that no presidential candidate was talking about housing.I’m pleased to share that the topic of housing is just starting to get some traction. Hillary Clinton at least has now weighed in with some policy prescriptions, and Bernie Sanders used the Nevada caucuses to remind Hispanic voters of the impact of foreclosures in that...

Home Prices Rise in All States in February 2016

Nationally Prices Increased Nearly 7 Percent Year Over Year in February 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.8 percent year over year in February 2016 and remain 6.5 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year HPI growth of any state in February 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets, with Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas logging a 5.3 percent year-over-year gain and Midland,...
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