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Re/Max’s December National Housing Report:

  • November home sells fell by 1.4 percent year-over-year.
  • Month-over-month, November sales fell by 22.6 percent.
  • The median sales price was up year-over-year by 4.1 percent.

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First American’s Potential Home Sales Model for November 2015:

  • The market potential for existing-home sales decreased by 2.1 percent month-over-month.
  • The Potential Home Sales Model decreased by 8.0 percent year-over-year.
  • The model’s current underperformance gap is an estimated 147,000 (seasonally adjusted, annualized rate).

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.97 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending December 17 2015.
  • This is up from last week, when the 30-year FRM averaged 3.95 percent.
  • A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.80 percent.

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Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Last week’s most recent market news:

Ellie Mae’s Origination Insights Report for November 2015:

  • The average time to close a loan increased to 49 days in November, up from 46 days in October.
  • The average FICO score on closed loans was 721.
  • Closing rates for all loans reached 68 percent.

U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New Residential Construction for November 2015:

  • Privately owned housing units authorized by permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1,289,000.
  • This is 11.0 percent above the October rate and 19.5 percent above the November 2014 estimate.
  • Single-family authorizations in November were at a rate of 723,000, up 1.1 percent month-over-month.

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The market composite index of mortgage applications decreased 1.1 percent week-over-week for the week ending Dec. 11, 2015.
  • The refinance index increased 1 percent week-over-week.
  • The FHA share of total applications remained unchanged week-over-week from 14.0 percent.

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