MONEY SAVING TIPS WHILE TRAVELING

MONEY SAVING TIPS WHILE TRAVELING

We all love making bucket lists, traveling, exploring new places and accomplishing at least one destination off our list. Traveling is certainly the best kind of hobby, it is more of like a passion which gives adventure to our soul, … Continue reading

HERE’S HOW DEBT CONSOLIDATION CAN HELP YOU

HERE’S HOW DEBT CONSOLIDATION CAN HELP YOU

Falling into the trap of unmanageable debt is a very common situation nowadays. It is a proven fact that more than 45% of people in the US spend more than what they earn. Climbing out of the trap of debt … Continue reading

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS/ALARMS ARE REQUIRED

RCW 19.27.530 requires that all Sellers of owner occupied properties in WA State must equip the home with a carbon monoxide (CO) detector before a Buyer may legally occupy the residence following the sale and all residential rental properties must also be equipped … Continue reading

CORELOGIC: DECEMBER HOME PRICES

CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Up More Than 6 Percent Year-Over-Year for Fifth Consecutive Month

  • Largest Price Gains During 2017 Were in California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington
  • Affordability Continues to Erode, Especially in Low-Price Range
  • Home Prices Projected to Increase by 4.3 Percent by December 2018

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for December 2017, which shows home prices are up both year over year and month over month. Home prices nationally increased year over year by 6.6 percent from December 2016 to December 2017, and on a month-over-month basis home prices increased by 0.5 percent in December 2017 compared with November 2017,* according to the CoreLogic HPI.

Looking ahead, the CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase by 4.3 percent on a year-over-year basis from December 2017 to December 2018, and on a month-over-month basis home prices are expected to decrease by 0.4 percent from December 2017 to January 2018. The CoreLogic HPI Forecast is a projection of home prices using the CoreLogic HPI and other economic variables. Values are derived from state-level forecasts by weighting indices according to the number of owner-occupied households for each state.

“The number of homes for sale has remained very low,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Job growth lowered the unemployment rate to 4.1 percent by year’s end, the lowest level in 17 years. Rising income and consumer confidence has increased the number of prospective homebuyers. The net result of rising demand and limited for-sale inventory is a continued appreciation in home prices.”

According to CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators (MCI) data, an analysis of housing values in the country’s 100 largest metropolitan areas based on housing stock, 35 percent of metropolitan areas have an overvalued housing market as of December 2017. The MCI analysis categorizes home prices in individual markets as undervalued, at value or overvalued by comparing home prices to their long-run, sustainable levels, which are supported by local market fundamentals such as disposable income. Also, as of December, 28 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas were undervalued and 37 percent were at value. When looking at only the top 50 markets based on housing stock, 48 percent were overvalued, 14 percent were undervalued and 38 percent were at value. The MCI analysis defines an overvalued housing market as one in which home prices are at least 10 percent higher than the long-term, sustainable level, while an undervalued housing market is one in which home prices are at least 10 percent below the sustainable level.

“Home prices continue to rise as a result of aggressive monetary policy, the economic and jobs recovery and a lack of housing stock. The largest price gains during 2017 were in five Western states: California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and Washington,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “As home prices and the cost of originating loans rise, affordability continues to erode, making it more challenging for both first time buyers and moderate-income families to buy. At this point, we estimate that more than one-third of the 100 largest metropolitan areas are overvalued.”

*November 2017 data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results.

 

Source: CoreLogic

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUSITY!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUSITY!

A big shout out to our past clients and neighbors, who generously supported the food drive for the Thurston County Food Bank that we held as part of our annual Shred It Event here at Axia Home Loans! We appreciate … Continue reading