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Home equity rates:
Thursday, Feb. 11:
- Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 14 percent month-over-month (not seasonally adjusted).
- Conventional loans comprised 67.4 percent of loan applications, and FHA comprised 19.5 percent.
- The seasonally adjusted annual rate for single-family home sales was 499,000 units.
- The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.65 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending February 11, 2016.
- This is down from 3.72 percent last week.
- It’s also slightly down from 3.69 percent last year.
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- The median existing single-family home price increased in 81 percent of measured markets.
- 34 areas (19 percent) recorded lower median prices than a year ago.
- An average of 89 percent of measured metro areas saw increasing home prices in 2015.
Tuesday, Feb. 9:
- Appraised values were, on average, 1.75 percent lower than homeowner expectations.
- The gap between appraisal and homeowner estimates narrowed for the fifth month in a row.
- Home values fell 0.42 percent month-over-month in January, but were up 3.37 percent year-over-year.
- Completed foreclosures were down 22.6 percent year-over-year in December 2015.
- Foreclosure inventory was down 23.8 percent year-over-year.
- 1.1 percent of all homes with a mortgage were part of the foreclosure inventory.
Monday, Feb. 8:
- The HPSI decreased 1.7 points month-over-month.
- This puts January’s HPSI at 81.5.
- The share of consumers who reported their net income was significantly higher than one year ago fell 3 percentage points month-over-month.
- The February preliminary Money Anxiety Index is 62.4.
- This is the same as January’s index.
- This indicates uncertainty and confusion among consumers about the economy.