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National Months’ Supply of Homes For Sale at 5.7 in October 2015

Denver has the lowest months’ supply in October

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

Figure 1 Months' Supply By Price Tier

The U.S. home sales market remains strong, and the for-sale inventory remains lean. Nationally, the number of homes for-sale equated to a 5.7 months’ supply1 in October 2015, back down to the pre-housing-crisis level and only a third of its peak in January 2008.

Figure 1 breaks out the months’ supply into four price tiers: low price (0-75 percent of median...

Housing in The State of the Union Address

A Review of the Text

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

State of the Union Speeches

Every year the President delivers the State of the Union as required by Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution, and on January 12, 2016, President Obama continued this 200-plus-year-old tradition. The Administration has made it clear that despite the President’s endowed authority to give one more speech in January of 2017, this will be his last State of the Union...

Turning Words into Data

Determining Property Value from Public Listing Remarks

Matt Cannon    |    Property Valuation

Fig 1: Words having largest positive impact on price

Homebuyers and homeowners consider multiple factors when determining the value of a home.  Characteristics of the physical property such as the number of bedrooms, the size of the property and the number of bathrooms all have an impact on the property value.  Amenities such as granite counter tops and high-end appliances also impact the value, as does the neighborhood in which the...

November Foreclosure Inventory Falls 22 Percent Year Over Year

The Seriously Delinquent Rate Fell in All States

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 21.8 percent year over year in November 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 21.7 percent year over year in November 2015.
  • The foreclosure rate in judicial states is two and a half times the pre-crisis rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number of loans in the foreclosure process –...

Looking Back on 2015 and Seeing Opportunities For Innovation Going Forward

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Over the past few years, innovation has taken a backseat to compliance as our industry has had to cope with a spate of new rules and regulations. This trend continued in 2015: the year that the “Know Before You Owe” or TRID devoured the industry’s bandwidth. But not all the changes that the regulators have wrought have been negative. In fact, some might be setting the stage...

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