Forecasting Home Price Recovery

Home prices in many areas are already rebounding from the bottom of the market, according to the March HomeValueForecast.com update from Pro Teck Valuation Services. This month, the company explores the turnover rate, which is the number of non-distressed sales divided by the total housing stock in a particular market. Pro Teck says this calculation …

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Consumer Sentiment Improving, Fannie Mae Survey Shows

Respondents from a Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for January 2012 expressed expectations for home prices to increase by 1 percent over the next 12 months, and most Americans continue to expect no change in mortgage rates. This marks the fourth month in a row consumer expectation was positive. Survey Highlights *The percentage of respondents …

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Real Estate Debt and Delinquencies on the Decline

Real estate-related debts are on the decline, as are overall delinquencies, according to a quarterly report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Debt maintained through mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOC) declined $146 billion during the fourth quarter of last year. Mortgages made up a majority of the decline – $134 …

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Another Drop in Home Prices in 2011

Home prices in 2011 fell by 4.7 percent, according to CoreLogic–for the fifth straight year.  However, that decrease is due in large part to distressed sales, since once CoreLogic excluded short sales and REOs, prices declined only by 0.9 percent. Year-end data from CoreLogic shows home prices fell by 4.7 percent over 2011. It marks …

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