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August 2015

Study Shows Housing Value in Every US County

New York City's five counties account for less than 1 percent of the nation's total land area but constitute 5 percent of its housing value, analytics firm Metrocosm reported July 7 in a series of cartograms that track housing values by U.S. county.

 

August 2015

Georgia Proposes AMC Fee Rule, Releases Fee Study

The Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board on July 17 proposed a rule requiring appraisal management companies to pay appraisers customary and reasonable fees for appraisal services performed for single- to four-family residential dwellings. The Board also released the results of an appraisal fee study.

 
August 2015

Court Orders Release of Fannie, Freddie Conservatorship Docs

A Federal Claims Court on July 21 granted a motion requiring the U.S. Department of the Treasury to release all discovery document materials related to the decision to put Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship, HousingWire reported.

 

August 2015

Appraiser, Homeowner Opinions Growing Further Apart

June was the fifth consecutive month when homeowner and appraiser opinions on home values grew further apart, Quicken Loans reported July 14 in its Home Price Perception Index. The disparity is attributed to the normalization of home prices across the country.

 
August 2015

Solar Can Increase Home Values if System is Owned

Solar panel systems owned by a property owner can add 4 to 6 percent to a home's value, but leased solar panels can decrease values, according to an analysis of Phoenix-area homes by Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School, the Arizona Republic reported July 17.

 

August 2015

California Rooftop Solar Debate Simmers

California lawmakers are expected to raise the state's clean energy mandate to 50 percent by the end of the year, which will mean more big solar farms, more wind turbines and possibly more geothermal; however, the inclusion of rooftop solar installations is still hotly contested, USA Today reported July 13.

 
August 2015

Home Prices Reach All-time High

Increased buyer demand and a limited supply of existing homes for sale drove national median house prices to a record high in June, surpassing their 2006 peak, the National Association of Realtors reported July 23.

 

August 2015

Western Cities Lead Nation in Apartment Rent Growth

Multifamily rents are climbing at historically fast rates, hitting a record average $1,150 per month, according to a survey from property management software firm YardiMatrix, MBA NewsLink reported July 2. Portland, Ore., saw the fastest year-over-year growth at 15.1 percent, followed by Denver at 12.4 percent and San Francisco at 11.6 percent.

 
August 2015

Joint PwC White Paper Covers Bank, Nonbank Servicing Trends

Banks still hold the majority of the country's mortgage servicing assets, although non-bank mortgage servicers are not a new phenomenon and were major players in the late 1980s, according to a joint mortgage servicing white paper from the Mortgage Bankers Association and PwC, MBA NewsLink reported June 25.

 

August 2015

NY Fed: Down Payment Trumps Interest Rate in Housing Purchase

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported that a borrower's down payment amount is more significant than a mortgage interest rate in determining how much they will pay for a property, the ABA Banking Journal reported July 8.

 
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