Daily market update: April 15, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest daily real estate market news

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest.

The FNC Residential Price Index for February 2016:

  • After January’s price drop, February’s prices were back up.
  • February home prices were up 0.1 percent from January.
  • Prices were up 5.7 percent year-over-year.

Re/Max April 2016 National Housing Report:

  • Home sales were up 33.4 percent month-over-month in March 2016.
  • March sales were up 3.6 percent year-over-year.
  • The median home price among median sales prices in March was $204,000.


Mortgage rates:


Home equity rates:

Yesterday’s most recent market news:

First American Potential Home Sales for March 2016:

  • The seasonally adjusted annualized rate of potential existing-home sales is 5.8 million.
  • This represents a 90.9 percent increase from the market potential low point reached in December 2008.
  • This is down 615,000 (SAAR) or 9.7 percent from the pre-recession peak of market potential, which occurred in July 2005.


Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • Mortgage rates are at new lows in 2016.
  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) averaged 3.58 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending April 14, 2016.
  • This is down from last week (3.59 percent) and last year (3.67 percent).


Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Applications Survey:

  • Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 17 percent month-over-month (unadjusted).
  • Conventional loans comprised 67.5 percent of loan applications.
  • MBA estimates new single-family home sales were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 574,000 units in March 2016.

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