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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.

Homes.com’s Local Market Index for August 2015:

  • Boise (Idaho), San Francisco and Denver saw the biggest year-over-year index point increases in August 2015.
  • Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, Denver/Aurora/Lakewood and Austin/Round Rock were cited as top markets in the “rebound report.”
  • Bottom markets for rebounding: Las Vegas/Henderson/Paradise, Stockton/Lodi (California) and Cape Coral/Fort Myers.


Black Knight’s August 2015 home price data:

  • August home prices were up 0.3 percent month-over-month.
  • Prices are up 5.5 percent year-over-year.
  • The current home price index value, according to Black Knight: $253,000.


Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Last week’s most recent market news:

CoreLogic’s July 2015 cash sale shares:

  • Cash sales comprised 30.8 percent of total home sales in July 2015, down from 34.2 percent in July 2014.
  • Month-over-month, the share of cash sales fell by 0.5 percentage points.
  • Prior to the housing crisis, the cash sales share of total home sales was about 25 percent; CoreLogic estimates if the share continues to fall, it should hit 25 percent by mid-2017.



Black Knight Financial Services’ “first look” at September 2015 mortgage data:

  • The mortgage delinquency rate was up 1.7 percent month-over-month in September 2015.
  • Overall non-current inventory (with loans 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure) is 3.2 million.
  • Foreclosure and 90-day delinquent inventories continue to improve despite rise in delinquency rate.


Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey:

  • Prices on non-distressed properties hit $296,700 in September 2015.
  • Prices on non-distressed properties were up 8.6 percent year-over-year in September.
  • The average sale-to-list price ratio for non-distressed properties was 97.8 percent in September, up from 97.5 percent in September 2014.

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