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Single-Family Investor Activity Stalls in the Fourth Quarter of 2021

Investors’ recent acquisition spree showed its first signs of slowing down in the fourth quarter of 2021. After hitting historical peaks in the second and third quarters of 2021, the share of homes purchased by investors reached its zenith last October at 26.9% of total home sales

Refinance in a Rising-Rate Market

With mortgage rates declining to ever new lows during 2020, the mortgage market had the largest number of originations in 17 years. The volume was driven by no-cash-out refinance: more than one-half of the originations, and 4-in-5 refinance loans, were no-cash-out during 2020.

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Pandemic: A One-Year Look Back

Pandemic derailed the spring buying season, but single-family activity rebounded Summary: Places with larger job loss also had a larger increase in home-mortgage past-due rates.