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Real estate market recap, Sept. 21-25, 2015

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

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Check Inman every day for the daily version of this market roundup. Weekly mortgage rates: Powered by Powered by Friday, Sept. 25: Black Knight Financial's "First Look" at August 2015 mortgage data: The total loan delinquency rate in the U.S. was 4.85 percent, up 2.47 percent month-over-month but down 18.22 percent year-over-year. The total foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate was 1.37 percent, down 2.17 percent month-over-month and 23.74 percent year-over-year. The total foreclosure starts numbered 80,500, up 6.76 percent month-over-month but down 1.35 percent year-over-year. Inside Mortgage Finance's Housing Pulse survey: In August 2015, current homeowners accounted for 49.3 percent of purchases. The first-time homebuyer share in August was 36.4 percent of purchases. The investor share was 14.4 percent. The sales-to-list price ratio for non-distressed properties was 98.3 percent in August, a s...