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Average Price for Non-Distressed Properties Ticks Up in November After Two Months of Declines, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (December 22, 2016) – The average price for non-distressed properties increased in November after two consecutive months of declines, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Average Price for Non-Distressed Properties Declines for Second Consecutive Month, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (November 22, 2016) – The average price for non-distressed properties declined in October, marking the second consecutive monthly decline in prices, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way in Housing Market Slowdown Going into Fall Season, Latest HousingPulse Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (October 21, 2016) – After posting a strong summer home buying season, the housing market marked the start of fall with a noticeable slowdown in September activity. According to the results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, two key metrics of the housing market – average prices and sales-to-list-price ratios – both fell last month.

Booming Housing Market Putting Strain on Appraisers, Prompting Uptick in Delayed Closings, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23, 2016) – The share of home purchases that close on time has declined significantly in recent months with many real estate agents pointing to delays caused by slow appraisals, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Strong Demand Pushes Up Prices on Non-Distressed Properties, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (August 26, 2016) – Sales-to-list price ratios on non-distressed properties reached their highest level of the year in July, indicating continued strong demand for non-distressed housing, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Average Time on Market for Non-Distressed Properties Hits Post-Crisis Low in June, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (July 22, 2016) – The summer housing market is hot, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

First-Time Homebuyer Share of Home Purchases in May Hits Highest Level in More Than 5 Years, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2016) – First-time homebuyers accounted for 40.8% of home purchases in May, the highest level seen in more than five years, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

First-Time Homebuyers Increase Share of Home Purchases for Fifth Consecutive Month, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (May 23, 2016) – The first-time homebuyer share of home purchases continued to grow in April, even with low inventory and tough competition, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Metrics Robust in March; Real Estate Agents Expect Strong Spring Homebuying Season, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (April 22, 2016) – While housing inventory remains low in many areas, most housing market metrics continue to be robust, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Low Inventory Persists but Most Housing Metrics Continue To be Strong in Early 2016, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (March 21, 2016) – Low inventory of homes for sale continues to plague homebuyers in many markets. However, for home sales that are completed, most metrics remain strong, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Home Sales Taking Only Slightly Longer to Close Under CFPB Disclosure Rule, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (February 22, 2016) – Closing times for home sales with mortgage financing have increased since mortgage-disclosure requirements from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took effect, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. However, the increase has been relatively minor and a majority of sales continue to close on time.

Real Estate Agents Frustrated by Lack of Leads for Potential Home Sellers From Online Platforms, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (January 22, 2016) – Online real estate platforms produce few listing leads for real estate agents, according to qualitative results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

TRID-Related Mortgage Closing Delays Emerge in November, Though Issues Appear to Be Minor, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (December 21, 2015) – The share of mortgage-related home sales that took longer than expected to close increased slightly in November compared with the previous month, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

CFPB’s New Disclosure Rule Didn’t Prompt Significant Delays For Mortgage Closings, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (November 23, 2015) – Disruptions to home sales and mortgage closings predicted by some industry participants before a rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took effect in October didn’t come to pass, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Looks Relatively Strong at Start Of Fall, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (October 23, 2015) – Early indications suggest a healthy housing market this fall. A variety of metrics were strong in September, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Demand from Current Homeowners Supporting Housing Market, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (September 25, 2015) – Purchases by current homeowners helped bolster home prices in August, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Maintains Springtime Momentum Through July, with Strong Participation from Current Homeowners, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (August 21, 2015) – The strong home-buying activity seen in the spring continued through July, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Metrics Exceptionally Strong in June, Sales-to-List Price Ratio at Highest Level in More than 5 Years, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2015) – The market for non-distressed properties remained strong in June, with elevated sales-to-list price ratios, the average number of offers hitting a summer peak and time on market down sharply, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Strong Spring Home Buying Season Continues, First-Time Homebuyer Participation Hits 4-Year High, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (June 19, 2015) – The housing market remained robust in May on multiple metrics, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. Sales-to-list price ratios, the average number of offers and average time on market were strong, helped by increased activity of first-time homebuyers.

First-Time Homebuyer Participation Higher Than Summer Peak of 2014, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2015) – The first-time homebuyer share of home purchases in April surged to the highest level in more than four years, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The increase was spurred in large measure by a reduction in the cost of FHA mortgages.

Metrics for Non-Distressed Properties Improve at Start of Spring Home Buying Season, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (April 24, 2015) – The housing market showed signs of entering a strong spring home buying season according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Spring Home Buying Season Expected To Be Strong, Particularly for First-Time Homebuyers, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2015) – Trends in homebuyer traffic along with rising demand from first-time homebuyers point toward a strong spring home buying season, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Distressed Property Share of Home Sales Levels, Accounting For More Than 1 in 5 Sales, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2015) – Four years of fairly consistent declines in the distressed property share of home sales have ground to a halt, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. Real estate owned properties and short sales have increased their share of home sales for four consecutive months as of January, hitting 23.2%, based on a three-month moving average.

First-Time Homebuyer Share on the Rise Much Earlier In the Season Than Usual, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (January 22, 2015) – First-time homebuyer activity, buoyed by low interest rates, has started to increase much earlier than the typical seasonal home buying trend, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Current Homeowners Dominating Housing Market, Distressed Property Share Stabilizing, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (December 22, 2014) – Current homeowners have significantly increased their share of home purchases in the past four years, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

3% Down Mortgages Are Helpful for First-Time Homebuyers But Aren’t a Silver Bullet, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2014) – Plans for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offer mortgages with downpayments as low as 3.0% will help more first-time homebuyers qualify for financing, according to qualitative results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

FHA Share of Home-Purchase Financing Hits 5-Year Low, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2014) – FHA’s share of home-purchase financing fell to the lowest level in at least five years in September, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. High fees on FHA mortgages have prompted buyers that can qualify for financing from other sources to shift to mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as other outlets.

Investor Share of Home Purchase Activity Falls Significantly, Owner-Occupants on the Upswing, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (September 22, 2014) – The investor share of home purchase activity has declined for four consecutive months and hit a five-year low last month, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

First-Time Homebuyer Share of Home Purchases Hit 4-Year High In July, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (August 25, 2014) – The first-time homebuyer share of home purchases hit its highest level in four years in July, according to results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Affluent Homebuyers Prefer Mortgage Financing From Their Primary Bank, According to HousingPulse Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2014) – Affluent homebuyers looking for mortgage financing prefer to work with their primary bank, according to qualitative survey results from the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. However, some homebuyers in the market for a jumbo mortgage are willing to shop for a better interest rate.

First-Time Homebuyers Return to the Market, According to Latest HousingPulse Results

WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2014) – First-time homebuyer participation has grown for three months in a row this spring, according to the latest results from the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Looking Strong but Not Spectacular, According to Latest HousingPulse Results

WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2014) – The housing market this spring is shaping up to be solid while less robust than last year, according to the latest results from the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Mortgage Hassles Prompt Cash Purchases of Homes, Even By Current Homeowners, New HousingPulse Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (April 21, 2014) – Current homeowners have increasingly financed home purchases with cash in recent months, according to the latest results from the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. While cash purchases are traditionally associated with investors, current homeowners have turned to cash in an effort to gain an advantage in the bidding process and to avoid the red tape associated with mortgage financing.

All Cash Home Purchases Hit 10-Month High in February, New HousingPulse Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (March 24, 2014) – Home purchases relying on cash and no mortgage financing climbed to a 10-month high of 30.1 percent of home sales in February, according to the latest results from the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Lower Down Payment Mortgages Causing Closing Delays, New HousingPulse Survey Findings for January Show

WASHINGTON, DC (February 21, 2014) – Home purchases financed with lower down payment mortgages are significantly more likely to face closing delays than transactions involving all cash or large down payments.

Higher Mortgage Rates Not Slowing Down Housing Market, New HousingPulse Survey Results Suggest

WASHINGTON, DC (January 24) – Despite seeing 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates that were a hefty 1 percent point higher in December than a year earlier, the U.S. housing market is continuing to post solid results, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Investors Continued to Increase Housing Market Presence In November, New HousingPulse Survey Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (December 23) – For the third month in a row investors have increased their share of the home purchase market, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Metrics Remain Mostly Positive in October, New HousingPulse Survey Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (November 25) – Despite a seasonal slowdown in activity, the housing market continued to post some positive metrics in October, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

Housing Market Remained Healthy in September Despite Advent of Higher Mortgage Rates, Latest HousingPulse Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (October 23) – Despite fears that higher mortgage rates could cripple a recovering housing market, the vital signs for housing remained remarkably good in September, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

September 23, 2013

Housing Market Starting to Lose Some Steam, Latest HousingPulse Survey Results Suggest

WASHINGTON, DC (September 23) – The US housing market, which saw strong growth for much of this year, may be starting to lose some steam, the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results suggest.

August 23, 2013

Red Hot Housing Market of Early Summer Remains Strong In July Despite Regional Variations, HousingPulse Shows

WASHINGTON, DC (August 23) – The red hot housing market seen in early summer continued to burn pretty brightly in July despite some significant regional variations, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results.

July 22, 2013

Current Homeowners Drive Home Purchase Market in June As Investors Continue to Lose Steam, HousingPulse Shows

WASHINGTON, DC (July 22) – Current homeowners are providing much of the buying power currently driving the housing market, while investors are continuing to lose steam in the face of rapidly escalating home prices.

June 24, 2013

Growing Evidence of Investor Pullback from Housing Market Found in May’s HousingPulse Tracking Survey Results

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24) – Rising home prices and increased competition for home purchases in many parts of the country have resulted in some investors dropping out of 2013’s resurgent housing market, a new national survey reveals.

May 24, 2013

Share of Distressed Properties in Housing Market Drops To 3 and a Half Year Low in April, New HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (May 24) – The share of distressed properties in the housing market, which climbed to record highs during the foreclosure crisis of the past several years, fell to a three-and-a-half-year low in April, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

April 25, 2013

First-Time Homebuyers and Current Homeowners Driving Housing Market in 2013, New HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (April 25) – Despite concerns that investors are driving a resurgent housing market in early 2013, the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results suggest first-time homebuyers and current homeowners are in fact the major players in this year’s marketplace.

April 15, 2013

Real Estate Agents Base Lender Recommendations on Reliability of Closing and Mortgage Rates, Survey Says

WASHINGTON, DC (April 15, 2013) – Closing timing, reliability and costs are some of the most significant factors that lead real estate agents to recommend a lender for a home purchase transaction, according to a new study by Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance.

March 25, 2013

First-Time Homebuyers Show Renewed Interest in Housing Market, New HousingPulse Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) – First-time homebuyers, worried about rising mortgage interest rates and climbing home prices, are returning to the housing market in early 2013.

February 26, 2013

Strong Homebuyer Traffic, Rising Home Prices Fail to LiftMarket for Damaged REO, New HousingPulse Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (February 26) – Strong homebuyer traffic and limited housing inventory continued to push overall home prices upward in January. But the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results also reveal a growing divergence between prices for non-distressed properties and prices for damaged real-estate owned or REO.

January 25, 2013

Advent of Winter Fails to Put Chill on Homebuyer Traffic, Year-End HousingPulse Tracking Survey Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (January 25) – Despite the arrival of winter in many parts of the country, homebuyer traffic has remained surprisingly strong, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results. And in a sign of good things to come, all major measures of the relative health of the housing market – time on market, number of offers, closed transactions and sales prices – were improving in tandem at the end of 2012.

December 21, 2012

Improving Housing Market Likely to Continue Into 2013,Latest HousingPulse Tracking Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (December 21) – This year’s gains in the housing market are likely to continue into 2013, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey results released today. A combination of factors, including declining time-on-market, a drop in distressed properties and rising average home prices, are all pointing to a strengthening housing market in the months ahead.

November 26, 2012

First-Time Homebuyers Not Riding Wave of Recovering Housing Market, Latest HousingPulse Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (November 26) – Despite growing signs that the housing market is starting to recover from the depression-like conditions of the past few years, first-time homebuyers don’t seem to be benefiting from that recovery. According to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulseTracking Survey results, the first-time homebuyer share of home purchases fell to 34.7% in October.

October 26, 2012

Drop in Distressed Properties, Election Jitters Shape Housing Market in September, Latest HousingPulse Results Reveal

WASHINGTON, DC (October 26) – A continuing slide in the volume of distressed properties seen in the housing market is helping to boost home prices in many parts of the country, the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey indicates.

September 24, 2012

Mortgages Make a Comeback in August, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (September 24) – The use of mortgage financing in the housing market jumped sharply in the month of August, reinforcing a three month trend away from the of use of all cash to buy properties, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

August 28, 2012

Investors Retreat From Housing Market, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (August 28) – Investor participation in the housing market dropped sharply in July, establishing a two-month trend and showing a clear reversal of long-term growth in investor purchases of residential properties, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

July 24, 2012

Surge in Home Prices in Some Hot Markets Raises Potential for Overshoot and Price Bubbles, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24) – Increased competition for the limited inventory of non-distressed property listings helped push the average home sales-to-listing price ratio to 95.6% in June, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

June 25, 2012

Inventory Shortages Help Stabilize Home Prices in May, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25) – Widespread shortages in housing inventory have helped stabilize home prices in many parts of the country, according to the latest results of the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

May 21, 2012

Bidding Wars; Not Boosting Home Prices, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (May 21) – Despite media reports of the emergence of so-called “bidding wars" in select housing markets, average home prices remained flat in the month of April, according to the latest results of the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

April 23, 2012

Strong Traffic and Low Inventory Not Enough to Keep Home PricesFrom Declining During March, Latest HousingPulse Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (April 23) – Despite strong homebuyer traffic and a relatively low inventory of properties for sale, home prices continued to fall in March, according to the latest results of the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The closely-watched survey found that traffic indexes for first-time homebuyers, current homeowners, and investors were all substantially higher in March when compared to a year earlier. Significantly, the traffic indexes for current homeowners and investors last month were even higher than those recorded when the federal homebuyer’s tax credit was offered in 2009 and 2010.

March 26, 2012

Investors Set Home Buying Sights on Short Sales, Latest HousingPulse Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (March 26) – Investors continued to boost their activity in the housing market during the month of February, according to the latest results of the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. And short sales have become a new target for investors now that other homebuyers have lost their enthusiasm for these popular but often lengthy and unpredictable transactions.

February 27, 2012

Current Homeowners Increasingly Using Cash When Buying a New Home, Latest HousingPulse Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27) – Current homeowners looking to downsize, upsize or relocate are increasingly using 100% cash to purchase a home, according to the latest results of the monthly Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

January 23, 2012

Investors with Low Bids Drive Down Home Prices, HousingPulse Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (January 23) – Cash buyers, many of them investors, are putting downward pressure on home prices, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

December 20, 2011

Distressed Properties Continue to Put Downward Pressure On Home Prices,
Latest HousingPulse Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (December 20) – Despite solid demand for home purchases overall, a glut of distressed properties is continuing to put downward pressure on home prices, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

November 22, 2011

Low Prices, Rental Demand Attract More Investors, HousingPulse Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (November 22) – Low home prices and strong demand for rental properties are causing a surge in investor buying, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

October 24, 2011

Mortgage Backlogs Cause Home Purchase Closing Delays, HousingPulse Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24) – Backlogs in approving mortgages are causing significant delays in home purchase closings, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse monthly tracking survey of real estate market conditions.

September 26, 2011

First-Time Homebuyers Losing Interest in Short Sales, HousingPulse Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26) – Processing delays have taken their toll on first-time homebuyer interest in short sales, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

August 22, 2011

Investors Reduce Presence in Struggling Housing Market, Latest HousingPulse Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 22) – Investor purchases of homes continued to decline for the third month in a row in July as investors were forced to adapt to new business models, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

July 25, 2011

Home Prices May Not Have Hit Bottom, HousingPulse Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, DC (July 25) – Home prices, which have been sputtering along for much of the year, are likely to dip further by the end of 2011, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

June 20, 2011

Limited Financing Constrains Housing Market in May, Survey Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 20) – Homebuyer traffic, a major indication of future home sales, tumbled in May, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

May 19, 2011

Deficit of First-Time Homebuyers Weighs on Housing Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19) – The Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey’s Distressed Property Index, a key measure of the health of the U.S. housing market, fell slightly to 47.7% in April, although sales of distressed properties continued to account for nearly half of the market. The monthly HousingPulse Survey also showed the proportion of first-time homebuyers in the housing market fell to 35.7% in April compared to 43.4% a year earlier. This resulted in the… Source: Inside Mortgage Finance

April 25, 2011

HousingPulse Distressed Property Index Rises for Month; Homebuyer Traffic Flattens

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 25) – The HousingPulse Distressed Property Index (DPI), a key indicator of the health of the U.S. housing market, rose to 48.6 percent in March – the second highest level seen in the past 12 months. In another potentially significant development, the HousingPulse Homebuyer Traffic Index (HTI) registered a slowdown for owner-occupant activity during March. Source: Inside Mortgage Finance

March 21, 2011

HousingPulse Distressed Property Index Slips in February While Investors Step Up Their Home Purchase Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21) – The housing market sent mixed signals in February as the percentage of distressed properties in home purchase transactions dipped while investors stepped up their home buying. These are two major findings of the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey conducted in early March. Source: Inside Mortgage Finance

February 22, 2011

HousingPulse Distressed Property Index Hits 49.6% in January While First-Time Homebuyers Scale Back Their Purchase Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22) – In an ominous sign for the still fragile U.S. housing market, the percentage of distressed properties in home purchase transactions climbed to the highest level in nearly a year in January. Meanwhile, first-time homebuyer activity fell sharply last month – the result of more expensive financing options and tightened mortgage underwriting standards

January 24, 2011

HousingPulse Distressed Property Index Surged in December While First-Time Homebuyers Rushed to Close Transactions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24) – Sales of distressed properties surged in December as many banks resumed foreclosures following stoppages in late fall. At the same time, first-time homebuyer activity remained strong as purchasers rushed to close transactions before interest rates rise further. These are two of the major findings of the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey.

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