Daily market update: Oct. 26, 2015

Our daily summary of market news, updated regularly with new tidbits

We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Freddie Mac's October 2015 Insight & Outlook: Origination volume was $100 billion higher in 2014 than industry experts had estimated. Industry concentration is declining: The top five mortgage loan firms accounted for only 34 percent of the market in 2014. The projected refinance share of originations in 2015 has been lowered by 1 percentage point to 47 percent.   U.S. Census Bureau/Department of Housing and Urban Development's New Residential Sales for September 2015: Sales of new single-family homes in September 2015 were down 11.5 percent month-over-month. However, sales were up 2.0 percent year-over-year. The median sales price of new houses sold in September 2015 was $296,900; the average sales price was $364,100.'s Local Market Index for August 2015: Boise (Idaho), San Francisco and Denver saw the biggest year-over-year index point increas...