Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news.

Freddie Mac released its August Insight & Outlook report

  • 2015 mortgage originations estimates have been increased to $1.45 trillion and 2016 originations to $1.3 trillion.
  • 2015 is expected to be the best year yet with an increase home sales projection of 5.73 million units.
  • The cash-out share in the second quarter of 2015 to 34 percent from 27 percent in the first quarter of the year. released its latest Real Estate Nowcast

  • August home sales are projected to fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.46 and 5.86 million units.
  • This projected rate puts August home sales 1 percent above July 2015 rates and 12.9 percent above July 2014.
  • The median sales price is expected to drop to $230,666 nationwide.


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" target="_blank">CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) for July 2015

  • Nationwide home prices including distressed sales, increased by 6.9 percent in July 2015 on a year-over-year basis.
  • Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Washington saw its growth match or surpass the nation’s annual price growth, which was 6.9 percent.
  • Home prices nationwide increased by 1.7 percent in July 2015 over the June 2015 numbers.

Metrostudy’s survey of the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market:

  • In the second quarter of 2015, both quarterly new-home starts and the number of closings increased by 11 percent over the same quarter of 2014.
  • 25 percent of new-home starts were in the $1 million or higher range, causing 61 percent more people to rent now than in 2010.
  • Annualized new-home starts are down by 4 percent compared to the second quarter of 2014.


We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.

Yesterday’s market news:’s June 2015 Local Market Index:

  • 47 percent (142 of 300 markets) achieved full pricing recovery, which is three more than what was reported in May.
  • In June, 99 out of 100 markets increased their three-month averages, but for the first time in six months one market saw a decline for the metric.
  • The West dominated in annual gains with all 10 markets showing improvements, the South dominated in recovery and the Midwest came in second for recovery.

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