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U.S. Census Bureau/Department of Housing and Urban Development’s November 2015 new residential sales data:

  • New single-family home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 490,000.
  • This is up 4.3 percent month-over-month and up 9.1 percent year-over-year.
  • The median sales price of new homes sold in November 2015 was $305,000.

Black Knight Financial Services’ ‘First Look’ at November 2015 mortgage data:

  • There were 66,600 foreclosure starts in November — the lowest one-month total since April 2006.
  • Foreclosure inventory is down 185,000 from one year ago.
  • Prepayment rate, which is often a good indicator of refinance activity, is down 16 percent month-over-month.

Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • Mortgage applications increased 7.3 percent week-over-week for the week ending Dec. 18, 2015.
  • The Refinance Index increased 11 percent week-over-week.
  • The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 4 percent.

Mortgage rates:

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Home equity rates:

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Yesterday’s most recent market news:

Federal Housing Finance Agency’s October 2015 House Price Index:

  • Home prices rose 0.5 percent month-over-month on a seasonally adjusted basis.
  • This is 0.2 percent lower than September’s revised 0.7 percent increase.
  • Year over year, house prices were up 6.1 percent.

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