Markets & Economy

Daily market update: July 26, 2016

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

  • Sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000.
  • That’s 3.5 percent higher than the May 2016 estimate (572,000) and 25.4 percent above the June 2015 estimate of 472,000.
  • The median sales price of new homes sold in June 2016 was $306,700.

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Black Knight Financial Services’ “First Look” at June 2016 mortgage data:

  • June’s first-time foreclosure starts (those properties starting the foreclosure process for the first time) were at 69,300 — the lowest starts reported in 16 years.
  • Total U.S. foreclosure sales are at 2.31 percent — a 13.54 percent month-over-month and a 20.65 percent year-over-year increase.
  • The U.S. loan delinquency rate, which includes homes that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure, experienced a 1.33 percent month-over-month increase and a 10.03 percent year-over-year decrease from June 2015.

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 11.51.57 AMS&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for May 2016:

  • May 2016 marks 49 consecutive months of positive home price gains.
  • In May, the national home price index reported a 5 percent annual gain — growth that’s level with the yearly index gain recorded in April.
  • Portland (12.5 percent) reported the highest year-over-year gains, followed by Seattle (10.7 percent) and Denver (9.5 percent).

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First American’s Real House Price Index (RHPI) for May 2016:

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  • Real house prices are 19 percent lower than they were in 2000.
  • The RHPI was unchanged in May 2016 from April 2016.
  • The RHPI increased 0.4 percent from May 2015 to May 2016.

Black Knight Financial Services’ May 2016 Home Price Index:

  • The home price index in May was $263,000, up 31.7 percent from market bottom and 1.8 percent below the June 2006 peak.
  • Mountain states accounted for eight of 10 top-performing metro areas.
  • All states and metros experienced positive price movement in May, and six large states and 15 large metros hit new price peaks.

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