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Mortgage demand shrinks in January, will it continue throughout 2016?

Cameron Kusher    |    International

ABS housing finance data for January 2016 shows that the value of housing finance commitments was recorded at $31.9 billion over the month.  Based on this figure, mortgage lending fell by -3.4% over the month.  Even though the data is seasonally adjusted, we often see falls in mortgage lending over January so perhaps we need not read too much into the fall, however, this is the...

High-End Sales Will Continue to Slide in San Francisco, NYC

Double-digit increases in inventory hurting top markets, especially New York

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

High End Inventory Rising

The “back-up” of high-end housing inventory means that sales in two of the country’s priciest housing markets—New York and San Francisco—should continue to fall. This is especially true in the Big Apple.

What’s striking about this accelerating trend is that 2015 was a record sales year in both of these high-profile markets.

In 2015,...

National Foreclosure Inventory Falls Year Over Year in January

Serious Delinquency Rates Rise In Some Oil Markets

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory
  • The foreclosure inventory fell nearly 22 percent year over year in January 2016.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell almost 23 percent year over year in January 2016.
  • Serious delinquency rates increased in two Texas metro areas – Midland and Odessa – from the prior year and foreclosure rates increased year over year in...

High-End Home Sales Track Equities Market

It’s Not Just Oil and the S&P That Move in Lockstep

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Million Dollar Home Sales Driven by Equity Markets

The recent correction in the equities market has underlined a strong correlation between stock performance and sales of high end houses. As the stock market swooned in recent months, so has the volume of sales for $1 million-plus homes.

This has been the case in the past, and recent performance of both the equities and the upper end of the housing market suggest this trend is...

Credit Availability Trends

Underwriting Cautious but Loosening Slightly

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Figure 1 Average Credit Score of Purchase Money

Homeownership is often regarded as a foundation to build wealth that has been accessible to most of America’s families.  Access to mortgage credit for prudent, responsible loan applicants – in other words, credit availability – is very important to support homeownership in a sustainable and responsible way.

The CoreLogic Housing Credit Index (HCI) was...

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