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NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index for September 2015:

  • NAR reported that the September index was the second-lowest reading in 2015.
  • The index declined 2.3 percent to 106.8 in September from 109.3 in August.
  • The index has still increased year-over-year for 13 months.

ProTeck Valuation Services’ Home Value Forecast (HVF) for October:

  • The HVF recorded that 29 core-based statistical areas (CSBAs) received their highest raw score possible.
  • All 29 CSBAs have less than four months of remaining inventory.
  • Of those 29 CSBAs, 21 are west of the Rockies.

Auction.com’s Q3 Investor Activity Report:

  • Flipping is the preferred investment strategy among investors for the fourth consecutive quarter.
  • Investor intent varies depending on the type of auction and investor profile.
  • Respondents making a one-time purchase preferred hold-to-rent strategies, while full-time investors favored flipping.

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Federal Housing Finance Agency’s mortgage interest rates for September 2015:

  • The national average contract mortgage rate for previously occupied homes was 3.93 percent in September, down from 3.99 percent in August.
  • The average interest rate on all mortgage loans was 3.95 percent, down from 3.99 percent in August.
  • The average loan amount was $307,700 in September, up from $303,300 in August.
MIRS Graph from October 2015 release

MIRS Graph from October 2015 release

RealtyTrac’s Q3 Home Flipping Report:

  • Home flipping declined to 5 percent of its total share of sales in Q3.
  • The average flipping return increased to 33.8 percent in Q3.
  • Completed flips in Q3 took an average of 175 days, almost six months.

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Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The Market Composite Index decreased 3.5 percent week-over-week.
  • The refinance share of mortgage activity remained unchanged at 59.5 percent.
  • The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.98 percent from 3.95 percent week-over-week.

First American’s September 2015 Loan Application Defect Index:

  • The rate of incidence of loan application defaults fell 1.2 percent month-over-month in September 2015.
  • The index fell 9 percent year-over-year.
  • The defect index for refinance transactions declined 1.4 percent month-over-month and 10 percent year-over-year.

CoreLogic’s Mortgage Fraud Trends Report:

  • Mortgage application fraud risk nationwide decreased 8.9 percent year-over-year.
  • Louisiana, however, saw a 17.1 percent increase in mortgage fraud risk.
  • Identity application fraud risk decreased 22.7 percent nationwide.

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