Daily market update: June 23, 2016

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Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) averaged 3.56 percent with an average 0.6 point for the week ending June 23, 2016.
  • This is up from last week when it averaged 3.54 percent.
  • A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 4.02 percent.

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U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New Residential Sales for May 2016:

  • Sales of new single-family houses in May 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000.
  • This is 6.0 percent below the revised April rate of 586,000, but is 8.7 percent above the May 2015 estimate of 507,000.
  • The median sales price of new houses sold in May 2016 was $290,400; the average sales price was $358,900.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of May was 244,000. This represents a supply of 5.3 months at the current sales rate.

CoreLogic’s Market Pulse Report for June 2016:

  • Active loans with interest rates higher than 4.50 percent comprised 38 percent of all loans in February 2016.
  • Completed foreclosures were down 15.8 percent year-over-year in April 2016.
  • Home prices were up 6.2 percent year-over-year in April 2016.

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Most recent market news:

First American’s Q2 2016 Real Estate Sentiment Index:

  • Title agent expectations for growth in purchase and refinance transactions across all property types in the year ahead are 17.3 percent more positive year-over-year.
  • Quarter over quarter, title agents’ confidence in purchase market growth increased 12.9 percent and 23.2 percent for refinance transactions.
  • Title agents are now predicting 4.0 percent real estate price growth over the next 12 months, a slight drop from the Q1 prediction of 4.6 percent annualized price growth.

May 2016 First-Time Buyer Mortgage Share/Mortgage Risk Indices from the International Center on Housing Risk:

  • First-time buyer volume increased 15 percent year-over-year.
  • First-time buyers accounted for 59.1 percent of primary owner-occupied home purchase mortgages with a government guarantee.
  • The combined first-time buyer mortgage share index was 53.2 percent, up from 52.9 percent in May 2015.

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