Markets & Economy

Real estate market recap, March 7-11, 2016

The big news in real estate markets, recapped for your convenience
Published on Mar 13, 2016

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Mortgage rates:

Home equity rates:

Thursday, March 10:

CoreLogic’s Q4 2015 equity report:

  • 8.5 percent of mortgaged homes are in negative equity.
  • 1 million residential properties regained equity.
  • 9.5 million homes have less than 20 percent equity.

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Mortgage Bankers Associations Builders Applications Survey for February 2016:

  • Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 24 percent month-over-month (unadjusted).
  • Conventional loans comprised 67.7 percent of new-home loan applications; FHA loans 18.7 percent; USDA loans 0.8 percent and VA loans 12.8 percent.
  • The average loan size of new homes increased from $325,806 in January to $328,370 in February.

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • Mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.68 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending March 10, 2016.
  • This is up from last week, when it averaged 3.64 percent.
  • It’s down year-over-year, when the 30-year FRM averaged 3.86 percent.

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Wednesday, March 9:

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The market composite index increased 0.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis week-over-week.
  • The refinance index decreased 2 percent week-over-week.
  • The average contract interest rate for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances was 3.89 percent, an increase from 3.83 percent last week.

Tuesday, March 8:

CoreLogic’s January 2016 National Foreclosure Report:

  • Foreclosures were down 21.7 percent year-over-year.
  • Foreclosures were down 16.2 percent month-over-month.
  • The rate of seriously delinquent homes was 3.2 percent, the lowest level since November 2007.

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Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index for January 2016:

  • Appraised values were 1.75 percent lower than homeowner expectations nationally.
  • The gap between appraisal and homeowner estimates narrowed for the fifth month in a row.
  • Home values fell 0.42 percent month-over-month but rose 3.37 percent year-over-year.

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Monday, March 7:

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI)¬†for February 2016:

  • The HPSI rose 1.2 percentage points in February to 82.7.
  • The share of respondents who say it is a good time to buy rose 4 percent to 35 percent.
  • The share of respondents who say it is a good time to sell fell 2 percent to 7 percent.

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The preliminary March 2016 Money Anxiety Index:

  • The index is 62.8, the same as the final reading in February.
  • This indicates that consumer attitudes and anxiety about money is unchanged month-over-month.
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The preliminary Money Anxiety Index for March 2016

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