Freddie Mac released its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) February 24 for December 2015. The MiMi indicates that the nation’s housing market continues to improve.
The MiMi judges a market as in-range if it’s between 80 and 120. Nationally, the market is in-range at 82.7, which is a monthly change of 1.7 percent and an annual change of 7.65 percent.
The MiMi is gauged by four indicators: purchase applications, payment-to-income, current on mortgage and employment.
All four of these indicators are on the rise, but only current on mortgage and employment are considered “in-range.”
In Los Angeles, the housing market is in range at 97.2 and is improving. The index for December shows a 0.52 percent monthly uptick over November and 11.09 percent annual change.
Out of the four indicators, three are on the rise: purchase applications, payment-to-income and current on mortgage. Current on mortgage and employment are considered “in-range.”