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First American’s Existing-Home Sales Capacity (EHS-C) report for October 2015:

  • The market capacity for existing-home sales decreased by 3.1 percent month-over-month and 7.3 percent year-over-year.
  • The seasonally adjusted, annualized rate (SAAR) of existing-home sales capacity is up 73.6 percent from the February 2009 low.
  • The underperformance gap is currently an estimated 209,000 homes (SAAR), much lower than the sales capacity gap of 1.7 million in February 2014.

LendingTree’s Q3 down payment report:

  • The average down payment percentage for conventional 30-year fixed-rate purchase mortgage offers rose to an average of 17.63 percent in the third quarter of 2015.
  • This is up from 17.34 percent quarter-over-quarter and 16.29 percent year-over-year.
  • The average down payment also rose to $48,924 in the third quarter, up from $44,204 in Q2.

Re/Max’s National Housing Report:

  • October 2015 home sales fell 7.7 percent month-over-month.
  • October 2015 sales were down 0.8 percent year-over-year.
  • The average days on market for sales closed in October 2015 was 62.

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Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Ellie Mae’s Origination Insight Trends report for October 2015:

  • The average FICO score on a closed loan fell to 722.
  • The average FHA refinance FICO score fell 7 points to 654.
  • Front-end and back-end debt-to-income ratios have loosened to 25/39.

New residential construction in October 2015 (from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development):

  • Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were up 4.1 percent month-over-month and 2.7 percent year-over-year.
  • Privately owned housing starts in October were down 11.0 percent month-over-month and 1.8 percent down year-over-year.
  • Privately owned housing completions were down 6.0 percent month-over-month and up 5.2 percent year-over-year.

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • The market composite index, which measures loan application volume, increased 6.2 percent week-over-week.
  • The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased 1.2 percent week-over-week.
  • The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with conforming loan balances increased to 4.18 percent from 4.12 percent week-over-week.

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