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Mortgage Banker’s Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The Market Composite Index increased 11.8 percent week-over-week on a seasonally adjusted basis.
  • The Refinance Index increased 9 percent week-over-week.
  • The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 16 percent week-over-week.

 

 

Weiss Residential Research’s August 2015 appreciation/depreciation report:

  • The national percentage of depreciating homes rose from 23.40 percent in July 2015 to 27.0 percent in August.
  • The national percentage of appreciating homes rose slightly from 56.8 percent in July 2015 to 59.3 percent in August.
  • Flint, Michigan, was a top market by appreciation percentage; Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina, was a top market by depreciation percentage.

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Ellie Mae’s September 2015 loan origination insights report:

  • Average credit scores for closed loans fell to an average FICO score of 723, the lowest since Ellie Mae began reporting data in August 2011.
  • Refinance activity represented 42 percent of overall loan volume.
  • Credit availability on refinances appears to have increased in the third quarter of 2015.

Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

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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