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Volume 2014 - Number 20

May 22, 2014

Mortgage Financing Gaining Market Share From Cash Buyers for Home Purchases

House buyers are increasingly using mortgage financing when purchasing homes, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. The shift has been prompted in part by a decline in the investor share of home purchases. Some 69.9 percent of homes purchased in April were completed with non-cash financing, up from a 69.7 percent share the previous month and 68.5 percent in April 2013, based on three-month moving averages. Tom Popik, research director of Campbell Surveys, said...

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