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The Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) for September 2015:

  • Mortgage credit availability increased in September.
  • The MCAI increased 0.3 percent month-over-month to 126.5. (It was benchmarked to 100 in March 2012.)
  • The Conventional MCAI was up 1.1 percent month-over-month, followed by the Conforming MCAI (up 0.8 percent).

Total MCAI

CoreLogic’s August 2015 Home Price Index:

  • Home prices increased 1.2 percent month-over-month in August 2015.
  • They increased 6.9 percent year-over-year.
  • CoreLogic’s forecast projects a 4.3 percent increase year-over-year in August 2016.

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Weekly mortgage rates:

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Yesterday’s market news:

WalletHub’s most and least energy-efficient states:

  • New York, Vermont and Minnesota were the most energy-efficient states.
  • Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina were the least energy-efficient states.
  • WalletHub measured the consumption of home and car energy in 48 states; Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from this analysis.

Source: WalletHub

Livability’s 10 Best Cities for Singles:

  • Carrboro, North Carolina; Hoboken, New Jersey; West Hollywood, California were the top three cities for singles.
  • Oxford, Mississippi; San Marcos, Texas; Ypsilanti, Michigan; and Ames, Iowa were ranked 4 through 7.
  • Miami Beach, Florida; Athens, Georgia; and Moscow, Idaho took spots 8 through 10.

Black Knight Financial Services’ August Mortgage Monitor Report:

  • Cash-out refinances were up 68 percent year-over-year in August 2015.
  • The average borrower was tapping $67,000 in equity.
  • Though they’re at the highest volume since 2010, cash-out refinances were still almost 80 percent below 2005 peak levels.

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