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Real estate market recap, September 26-30, 2016

The big news in real estate markets, recapped for your convenience

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Mortgage rates:

Home equity rates:

Thursday, September 29:

National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) for August 2016:

  • The index declined 2.4 percentage points to 108.5 in August from July.
  • The index was 0.2 percent lower in August 2016 than August 2015 (108.7).
  • The index is currently at its second-lowest reading in 2016, after January (105.4).

Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast:

  • September sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.1 million and 5.44 million.
  • This is down 1.2 percent from August.
  • This is also down 5.1 percent from one year ago.
  • The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.42 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending September 29, 2016.
  • This is down from last week, when it averaged 3.48 percent.
  • One year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.85 percent.

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CoreLogic MarketPulse Report covering July 2016 data:

  • The home price index rose 6 percent year-over-year in July 2016.
  • The share of homes with negative equity in Q2 2016 was 7.1 percent.
  • The share of homes sold that were classified as “distressed” was 7.8 percent.

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Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey:

  • Mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent from one week earlier on a seasonally adjusted basis, and decreased 1 percent on an unadjusted basis.
  • The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 62.7 percent of total applications from 63.1 percent the previous week.
  • The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances decreased to 3.66 percent from 3.70 percent, with points decreasing to 0.33 from 0.38.

Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Mortgage Index (MiMi) for July 2016:

  • The national MiMi is at 85.1 percent, unchanged from June 2016.
  • On a year-over-year basis, the July MiMi improved 4.70 percent.
  • Since the October 2010 all-time low, the national MiMi has rebounded 43 percent.

Tuesday, September 27:

ProTeck’s Home Value Forecast for August 2016:

  • In July, nearly 70 percent of the core-based statistical areas (CSBAs) tracked were listed as “normal” or above.
  • In August, that number rose to more than 76 percent.
  • Only 1.4 percent of CBSAs tracked came in at “weak” or “distressed” in August.

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S&P/CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for July 2016:

  • There was a 5.1 percent annual gain in July.
  • This is higher than the June 2016 gain of 5.0 percent.
  • The 20-City Composite reported year-over-year gains of 5.0 percent, down from June’s 5.1 percent.

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Monday, September 26:

U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development New Residential Sales Data for August 2016:

  • Sales of new single-family houses were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 609,000.
  • This is 7.6 percent below the revised July rate of 659,000 but 20.6 percent above the August 2015 estimate: 505,000.
  • The median sales price of new houses sold in August 2016 was $284,000; the average sales price was $353,600.

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

  • The RHPI decreased 2.1 percent month-over-month in July 2016.
  • This is also a 4.8 percent decrease from July 2015.
  • The four states with the highest year-over-year increases in the RHPI are: Wyoming (+2.5 percent), Michigan (+1.4 percent), Oregon (+0.3 percent) and Nevada (+0.1 percent).

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Black Knight Financial Services July 2016 Home Price Index:

  • The HPI in July 2016 was $266,000.
  • This represents a 0.4 percent increase from last month.
  • One year ago, the HPI was 5.3 percent.

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