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- The national delinquency rate fell 8 percent in March to 4.08 percent.
- The rate of 30-day delinquencies is at lowest level in over 15 years.
- Foreclosure starts were down 14 percent from February.
- First-time homebuyers accounted for 37.8 percent of home purchases during March, based on a three-month moving average, up from 36.7 percent in February.
- The current homeowner share of purchases fell to 46.0 percent in March from 46.5 percent the previous month.
- The average time on market for non-distressed properties in March was 9.8 weeks, and the average home price on non-distressed properties was $292,200.
Home equity rates:
Yesterday’s most recent market news:
- The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate averaged 3.59 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending April 21, 2016.
- This was up from 3.58 percent from last week.
- It was down from last year’s rate, 3.65 percent.A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.65 percent.
- U.S. house prices were up 0.4 percent month-over-month (seasonally adjusted).
- House prices were up 5.6 percent year-over-year.
- The index levels since October 2015 have exceeded the prior peak level from March 2007.
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