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Dwelling approvals remain elevated but fall in August

Cameron Kusher    |    International

Monthly dwelling approvals, National

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published building approvals data for August 2015 earlier this week. The data showed a month-on-month fall in approvals driven by a sharp drop in the number of unit approvals. Keep in mind that unit approvals tend to be much more volatile than house approvals on a monthly basis.

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Take a Peek into the Future Housing Market

Using pending sales as a leading indicator of sales activities and house prices

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

It’s well understood that even great economists can’t predict the future of home prices. But can pending home sales prices offer a preview into what home prices will do? A CoreLogic analysis indicates that just might be the case. A listing on a home becomes “pending” when an offer is accepted and a contract is signed, after which it takes, on average, one to two months...

2014 HMDA Data Gets Released

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy, Mortgage Performance

On September 22, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for 2014. Newly released HMDA data provides a number of key mortgage origination metrics for the preceding year and is used by analysts and regulators to determine not...

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

Cash Sales Share Highest in New York

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales made up 31.3 percent of total home sales in June 2015, down from 33.9 percent in June 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 0.7 percentage points in June 2015 compared with May 2015. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year...

14 Top Markets Overvalued, Double the Number as of Q1 2015

Five of six largest metros in Texas make overvalued list

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

Overvalued Markets

Home prices have continued to rise throughout the country, though for most markets, at a slower pace. Most markets are still at normal price levels or undervalued, according to the CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators. However, the number of overvalued markets among the nation’s top 100 cities is up to 14 as of Q2 2015, double the number from Q1 2015, with Texas leading the...

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