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December 2015

Study: Charlotte, NC, Top Single-family Market for Investors

Charlotte, North Carolina, is the nation's best market for investors looking to purchase single-family rental properties, according to a study released Nov. 12 by real estate investment management firm HomeUnion. Other top markets: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford in Florida and Baltimore-Columbia-Towson in Maryland.

 
December 2015

Denver ‘Hottest’ of 20 Hot Housing Markets

Denver regained the top "hot" spot in October, with San Jose, California, and San Francisco close behind, according to data released Nov. 2 by Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke. Overall, housing markets were stable in October, with the typical decline in demand and inventory.

 

December 2015

Report: Fewest First-time Homebuyers in Nearly 30 Years

The number of first-time homebuyers declined for the third consecutive year, remaining at its lowest point in nearly 30 years, according to the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report released Nov. 5 by the National Association of Realtors.

 
December 2015

Home Price Increases Hit 8-year High

Homeowners who sold their houses in the third quarter realized an average price increase of 17 percent, the highest average price increase since 2007, according to the Q3 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report released Nov. 5 by analytics firm RealtyTrac. The average sale price for single-family homes and condos was $263,976.

 

December 2015

Multifamily Drop Pushes Down Housing Starts

Nationwide housing starts fell in October, led by a 25 percent drop in multifamily construction, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce, the National Association of Home Builders reported Nov. 18.

 
December 2015

Independent Mortgage Companies Grow in Popularity

Nearly half of home-purchase loans were originated with nondepository independent mortgage companies last year, the largest share of mortgages held by non-banks since 1995, according to Federal Reserve data, Realtor Magazine reported Nov. 5.

 

December 2015

Errors Abound in CFPB Complaint Portal

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's consumer complaint database allegedly is riddled with errors and distrusted by some of its own employees, according to internal documents and interviews with current and former agency officials, National Mortgage News reported Nov. 18.

 
December 2015

Housing Market Continues Modest Recovery

Housing markets in 79 of 360 metro areas tracked by the National Association of Home Builders/First American Lending Markets Index returned to or exceeded previous normal levels of housing and economic activity in the third quarter, the NAHB reported Nov. 5.

 

December 2015

Report: Gap Narrows between Appraiser, Homeowner Value Opinions

The discrepancy between appraiser and homeowner opinions of home values is shrinking, but October still was the ninth consecutive month in which homeowner estimates exceeded those of appraisers, Quicken Loans reported Nov. 10 in its Home Price Perception Index.

 
December 2015

Study: Solar Energy Systems Boost Home Values

Homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic energy systems sell for a premium compared to homes without PV systems, according to a study authored by Appraisal Institute member Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, and released Nov. 12 by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

 
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