Tag Archives: Property Value

November 2015 Existing Home Sales — Down 3.8 Percent from a Year Ago, But Off 10.5 Percent from October 2015 With Much of the Decline Attributed to Newly Implemented TRID

Existing home sales in November 2015 were down 3.8 percent from a year ago at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 4.76 million, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). However, when compared to October 2015, sales declined sequentially 10.5 percent (SAAR). Much, if not all of this decline, is attributed to the …Read more

DrTCJ Tweets May 22 2015 – June 18 2015

For those of you that do not Tweet – you should consider doing so. If you want to talk about effective bang for the buck, the 140 total characters, letters, numbers and spaces of a Tweet on Twitter certainly qualifies. Who knew you could say so much in so little? It reminds me of Mark …Read more

Best Holiday Discounts on Housing

As we head into peak holiday sales season at the cash register, people are looking for the best deals possible. The same is true in the housing market. To find the biggest discounts, so-to-speak, Zillow used two metrics to find the best “Sale” on housing. The first is the largest price cuts as a percentage …Read more

Portland, Oregon — An Award Winning Rose of an Economy

This week I had the opportunity to speak to the Oregon Mortgage Bankers Association in Portland, Oregon. It was a fun trip to catch up with colleagues, friends, customers and for the first time, see a new granddaughter as my daughter, son-in-law and children live there. The Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) created 28,900 net …Read more

May 2014 Existing Home Sales Post Largest Sequential Monthly Gain Since August 2011 — But Still Remain Down 5 Percent from a Year Ago

As the summer weather warms, so is the housing market. May 2014 existing home sales rose 4.9 percent from April to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of 4.89 million sales according to the National Association of Realtors®. With April’s 4.66 million sales on a SAAR basis (revised upwards), that made the largest sequential monthly …Read more