Here’s what happened this week in the real estate market.
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Friday, Oct. 16:
- The index was up 5.5 percent year-over-year.
- Foreclosed and real estate-owned (REO) properties was 9.2 percent of all total existing home sales, down from 10.5 percent in August 2014.
- The median asking price discount among closed sales was 3.1 percent, up from 2.9 percent in June and July.
Thursday, Oct. 15:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Wednesday, Oct. 14:
- 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 13:
- Homeowner estimates of home values were 2 percent higher than appraiser opinions in September.
- However, September was the first month that the gap narrowed since February 2015.
- Nationally, home values are rising, with a 3.11 year-over-year gain.
- Foreclosure inventory declined by 25.2 percent year-over-year, and completed foreclosures declined by 20.1 percent year-over-year.
- The number of foreclosures nationwide decreased from 46,000 in August 2014 to 36,000 in August 2015.
- The national foreclosure inventory included approximately 1.2 percent of all homes with a mortgage compared with 1.6 percent in August 2014.
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