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National Association of Realtors’ December 2015 existing-home sales:

  • Total existing-home sales rose 14.7 percent month-over-month in December 2015 (on a seasonally adjusted basis).
  • The median existing-home price for all housing types in December was $224,100, up 7.6 percent year-over-year.
  • Total housing inventory was 1.79 million existing homes for sale, down 3.8 percent year-over-year.

December EHS Infographic

 

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Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Applications Survey for December 2015:

  • Mortgage applications for new home purchases were down 5 percent month-over-month in December 2015.
  • On a seasonally adjusted basis, new home mortgage applications were down by 8 percent month-over-month.
  • New home mortgage applications were up 17 percent year-over-year, however.

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