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Low-End Home Prices are the Fastest Appreciating Segment

National Home Prices up 6 Percent From a Year Ago

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Year over Year HPI Growth for 25 Highest Appreciating States
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.3 percent year over year in November 2015 and remain 7.3 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Colorado had the largest year-over-year HPI growth.
  • The low-price tier increased faster than all other price tiers and is now 2.3 percent above its pre-crisis peak.

National home prices increased by 6.3...

Part 2: How Affordable are Condos?

Affordability Varies with Floor Area

Kristine Yao    |    Property Valuation

In the first part of our condo affordability blog, we examined how affordability varied by location. Some central locations proved to be unattainable for traditional condo buyers seeking affordable options, but what if we also compared housing costs relative to its size, or price per livable square foot? It doesn’t come as a surprise that condos located within the city’s core...

Part 1: How Affordable are Condos?

Affordability Varies By Location

Kristine Yao    |    Property Valuation

Price and shares by distance from city centers for top 25 condo markets

Conventional wisdom tells us that condos are more affordable (in other words, less expensive) than single-family detached homes, making condos a good entry-level option for aspiring millennial homebuyers. However, there are other factors influencing the rising demand. Condos tend to be located in higher-density markets that are attractive to homebuyers wanting walkability and a more urban...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 10 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in October 2015

Share Fell 2 Percentage Points from a Year Ago

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in October 2015, distressed sales were 10.2 percent and REO sales were 6.9 percent
  • Maryland remains on top with the largest share of distressed sales among all states at 20.3 percent
  • Distressed sales share should reach pre-crisis level in 2019

Distressed sales, which include real estate-owned properties (REOs) and short sales,...

National Property Tax Delinquency Declining

Matt Cannon    |    Mortgage Performance

Tax Payment Delinquency Rate on Mortgages over 2006-2014

Real estate taxes in the United States are assessed by various taxing authorities and are generally based on the value of the property, including the land. The taxes may include county, city, town, borough, school or a special assessment, such as a Municipal Utility District (MUD) tax. Different locations can have different types of property taxes. Homeowners with a mortgage typically pay...

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