- Single-family rental growth has slowed in the high-end tier as of May, while the lower end of the market has remained strong throughout the nation, at 5.3 percent annual growth.
- New York State home prices had the largest reported month-over-month gain in June 2016, at 3 percent.
- Single-family rent growth slowed in New York City in May compared with the same time last year.
CoreLogic’s Market Pulse for August 2016 reports on the national market and local trends, including a new inside look at the rental sector. Similar to the data company’s CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, the new Single-Family Rental Index (SFRI) measures the growth of the rental market since January 2007.
After a massive growth spurt at the tail end of 2009 and into 2011 and steady growth that continued for a few years after, the SFRI shows rental price gains have recently begun to soften.
Rent growth peaked at 4.6 percent in December 2014 over the previous year, but as of May, the growth rate was 1.2 percent lower, at an annual uptick of 3.3 percent. Following a similar pattern to that seen in the homebuying market, the rental market has seen a slow-down in the high-end sector as of recently, while lower price points are holding their own.
Rent prices at the lowest end of the spectrum were up 5.3 percent in May over the previous year, marking a three-year growth trend around 5.5 percent. At the high end of the market, rentals were up 2.1 percent annually.
Throughout the nation, single-family rental demand is moderating after years of sharp increases, and tight credit conditions are likely to keep that demand hot, particularly in the low- and mid-range price points.
In New York, single-family rent growth dipped fairly dramatically in May 2016 compared with the same month last year, from about 4 percent to 3 percent. CoreLogic reports that single-family rental growth has “surpassed its peak growth rate” and is now trending downward.
How’s the housing market faring?
Boomerang buyers — homebuyers returning to the market after losing a foreclosed home — have slowly but surely made their way back into the real estate market. Looking ahead to 2017, the return of boomerang buyers has the potential to be strong, the report says.
CoreLogic reports the year is nearing seven years from the foreclosure crisis peak in 2010, which means that the ‘black mark’ of foreclosure will be officially erased from consumer credit reports.
CoreLogic reports on the hardest hit locations for boomerang buyers that returned by 2013. The three highest states for boomerang buyers — Arizona, Nevada and Michigan — saw 32 percent of its foreclosed homeowners come back to action in the market, compared to a 22 percent national average.
The national foreclosure rate in June 2016 was 3 percent lower than the previous month and 21.3 percent lower than the same month in 2015. Completed foreclosures increased 5.1 percent monthly in June and dipped 4.9 percent annually in the same month.
New York State was deep in the red, with a foreclosure inventory rate of 3.1 percent. In the Northeast, New Hampshire was the only state reported in blue, with a foreclosure rate of 0.5 percent.
New York housing trends
In New York, the Home Price Index in June 2016 represented an annual increase of 4.3 percent, which included distressed homes. On a monthly basis, the state saw an increase of 3 percent, which was the largest gain reported throughout the country.
Growth is expected to ease next month, CoreLogic says, increasing a forecasted 0.9 percent in July. And while prices are still expected to grow, experts aren’t anticipating tremendous increases in New York State through the next 12 months. The forecasted year-over-year uptick for June 2017 is 5.1 percent.