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NAR’s October Existing Home Sales:

  • Total existing-home sales fell 3.4 percent month-over-month in October but are up 3.9 percent year-over-year.
  • The median existing-home price rose 5.8 percent month-over-month.
  • Total housing inventory decreased 4.5 percent year-over-year but is up 4.7 percent month-over-month.


October EHS Infographic

Freddie Mac’s November 2015 Insights & Outlook:

  • Freddie Mac expects home price appreciation to average 5.4 percent in 2015.
  • Households age 55-plus will grow by between 12.4 and 12.9 million in the decade spanning 2010-2020.
  • Households headed by those ages 54 and younger will shrink by between 0.4 and 1.7 million.

ProTeck’s Home Value Forecast:

  • The top ten core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) for home value were all out West: Bellingham, Washington, Boise City, Idaho and Modesto, California topped the list.
  • Four out of the 10 CBSAs — Bellingham, Portland, San Jose and Seattle — hit all-time highs.
  • Two out of the 10 CBSAs — Boise and Mount Vernon — are forecasted to hit new highs within a year.

Black Knight Financial Services’ “first look” at October 2015 mortgage performance statistics:

  • Total loan delinquency rate in the U.S. — loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 4.77 percent, down 1.93 percent month-over-month and down 11.91 percent year-over-year.
  • Total foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate in the U.S.: 1.43 percent, down 2.35 percent month-over-month and down 21.16 percent year-over-year.
  • Total foreclosure starts in the U.S.: 73,200, down 8.39 percent month-over-month and down 11.27 percent year-over-year.

Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Last week’s most recent market news:

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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