Markets & Economy

Real estate market recap, Sept. 8-11, 2015

The big news in real estate markets, recapped for your convenience

Check Inman every day for the daily version of this market roundup. Weekly mortgage rates: Powered by MortgageCalculator.org Powered by MortgageCalculator.org   Thursday, Sept. 10: Zillow's Housing Confidence Index: Poor-performing housing markets -- in terms of year-to-year price appreciation -- are likely to see the highest volume of renters who plan to buy. Despite better-than-average home value increases, a number of renters in select metros plan to buy. Millennials will comprise a significant portion of buyers in poor-performing markets moving forward.   MBA's Builder Applications Survey for August 2015: Mortgage applications for new-home purchases decreased by 6 percent month over month in August. Conventional loans comprised 68.5 percent of loan applications; FHA loans comprised 19 percent. New single-family homes were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 524,000 units in August, down 1.9 percent from Jul...