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Mortgage Bankers Association’s 2016 forecast:

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) expects $905 billion in purchase mortgage originations during 2016.
  • MBA also predicts that refinance originations will comprise $415 billion in 2016, a decrease of one-third.
  • Mortgage originations will decrease to $1.32 trillion in 2016 compared with $1.45 trillion in 2015.

 

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The U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s September 2015 new residential construction report:

  • Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in September 2015 were 5.0 percent below the revised August 2015 rate but 4.7 percent above September 2014.
  • Privately-owned housing starts were 6.5 percent above the revised August 2015 estimate and 17.5 percent above the September 2014 rate.
  • Single-family housing starts in September 2015 were up 0.3 percent month-over-month.

Auction.com’s list of the hottest single-family residential markets this fall:

  • Seattle was listed as the hottest market because of the city’s tech sector, which is seen as driving employment.
  • Fort Lauderdale was next, attributed to growth in employment and a recovering housing market.
  • Orlando was third, with a thriving leisure and hospitality industry.

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Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

BuildZoom and Urban Economic Lab Index:

  • Existing-home remodeling declined 3.2 percent last quarter but is 2.8 percent above its 2005 level.
  • New-home construction increased 18.67 percent last quarter. It is still 57 percent below its 2005 level.
  • Remodeling is up almost 300 percent in Las Vegas.

 

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