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U.S. New Home Sales Reach 14-Year High in August

U.S. New Home Sales Reach 14-Year High in August

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in August 2020 topped the 1 million mark and reached their highest pace since September 2006. Read More »


Fast Rising Home Prices Span Entire Political Spectrum of U.S. Voters

Fast Rising Home Prices Span Entire Political Spectrum of U.S. Voters

Fastest home sales are in swing counties, a reflection of rising interest in the suburbs as the pandemic drives homebuyers to prioritize space Read More »

U.S. Home Prices up a Record-Setting 13 Percent Annually in August

U.S. Home Prices up a Record-Setting 13 Percent Annually in August

According to a new report by Redfin, U.S. median home sale prices increased 13% from August 2019 to $319,178--the highest on record. This 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013. Read More »

Mortgage Credit Availability in the U.S. Decreased in August

Mortgage Credit Availability in the U.S. Decreased in August

The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting this week that U. S. mortgage credit availability decreased in August 2020. Mortgage credit supply fell to its lowest level since March 2014, driven by a reduction in supply from both conventional and government segments of the market. Read More »


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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »

Last Updated September 25, 2020 8:00 AM ET

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CoreLogic's latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for June 2020 says 7.1% of U.S. mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure).

A widespread group of mostly-impoverished, densely-packed urban neighborhoods across the U.S. offer some of the most attractive opportunities in the nation for housing developers to take advantage of federal reinvestment tax benefits.

The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged relative to the prior week at 7.20% as of August 23, 2020.

Insured wind and storm surge losses for residential and commercial properties in Louisiana and Texas are estimated to be between $8 billion and $12 billion.

According to a new report from Redfin, the median sale price for luxury homes in the U.S. rose 1.2% year over year to $825,000 during the three months ending July 31, 2020.

Residential rents in the U.S. increased 1.4% year over year in June, down from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in June 2019.

U.S. commercial investor sentiment and transaction activity are recovering from the depths of the COVID-19 crisis.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.96 percent in mid-August 2020. Homebuyer demand remains strong, especially for those in search of an entry-level home.

Redfin is reporting this week that condo sale prices in the U.S. dropped 1.4% year over year to a median of $252,000 in June 2020.

Record low 165,530 U.S. foreclosure filing recorded in first half of 2020, as 13 million evictions loom later this year. Down 44 percent from the same time period a year ago.

Pending home sales continued to ascend in June, 2020 sustaining two consecutive months of increases in contract activity. Each of the four major regions experienced growth in month-over-month pending home sales.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rebounded at a record pace in June 2020, showing strong signs of a market turnaround after three straight months of sales declines caused by the ongoing pandemic.

The total number of U.S. loans now in forbearance decreased by 38 basis points from 8.18% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 7.80% as of July 12, 2020.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. increased 54.1 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to May 2020, applications increased by 20 percent.

This represents a 2.5-percentage point increase in the overall delinquency rate compared to March 2020, when it was 3.6 percent.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.03 percent in the U.S., the lowest rate in the survey's history dating back to 1971.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 3, 2020, U.S. mortgage applications increased 2.2 percent from one week earlier.

15.9% of Black Americans who apply for mortgages are rejected nationwide, compared with just 7% of white Americans.


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