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Re/Max’s October 2015 housing report:

  • September 2015 home sales were 8.6 percent lower than in August 2015 but 6.8 percent higher than September 2014.
  • The median sales price for homes sold in September 2015 was $209,000.
  • The months supply of inventory in September 2015 was 4.5; it was 4.9 in September 2014.

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CoreLogic’s Mortgage Fraud Trends Report:

  • There was an 8.9 percent year-over-year decrease in fraud risk as of the second quarter (Q2) of 2015.
  • For the year ending in Q2 2015, the estimated value of applications with fraud or serious representations was $17.3 billion.
  • During Q2 2015, about 0.67 percent of all mortgage applications contained indications of fraud.

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RealtyTrac Foreclosure Market Report for Q3 and September 2015:

  • A rise in the volume of bank repossessions is a major contributor to the overall increase in foreclosure filings.
  • Metros that saw year-over-year increases are spread throughout the nation.
  • California markets appear to be seeing the biggest reduced in foreclosure activity.

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Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The Market Composite Index decreased 27.6 percent week-over-week.
  • The refinance share of mortgage activity increased from 57.4 percent of total applications last week to 61.2 percent of total applications this week.
  • The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages remained 3.99 percent, unchanged from last week. Points increased to 0.53 percent this week from 0.46 percent last week.

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