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Australia: Inflation Adjusted Home Values

The Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in low over the September 2015 quarter and real home values remain below their previous peak in all capital cities other than Sydney and Melbourne

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Measures of Australian inflation over time

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released quarterly Consumer Price Index data for September 2015 earlier today. The data showed that headline inflation was recorded at 0.5% for the quarter and was 1.5% higher over the year.

As the above chart shows, at 1.5%, headline inflation is below...

Housing Starts Rise, but Completions Lag Behind

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Housing starts rose smartly in September, driven by the multifamily sector, but completions are not matching that hot pace, especially for low-end homes.

The implication is clear: with demand rising but supply in the form of completions slowing, there will be more pressure on home prices to rise, especially the low end due to the Federal Housing Administration’s decision in...

Cash Sales Share Falls to Lowest Level in Nine Years

Cash Sales Accounted for 31 Percent of All Home Sales in July 2015

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales made up 30.8 percent of total home sales in July 2015, down from 34.2 percent in July 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, and is at the lowest level in nine years. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 0.5 percentage points in July 2015 compared with June 2015. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons...

The Winds of Change are Blowing

Technology Tracks Wind at the Property Level, Providing More Precise Data

Lindene Patton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Windy City Ranking

Everyone knows Chicago is the Windy City, or is it? According to new data released today by CoreLogic® that measures wind activity at the metro level, it turns out Jackson, MS, a city less than 15 percent the size of Chicago, claims the spot as the windiest city in the United States. The CoreLogic Windy City...

Game Changer for HMDA Reporting

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Number of Institutions Reporting HDMA

The mortgage market is still digesting the recent release of the 2014 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data. But significant changes to HMDA reporting requirements are coming under a new rule finalized last week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In announcing the new requirements, the CFPB said it was simplifying the reporting process. They are working to improve HMDA...

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