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The Week Ahead: Measuring Home Affordability

On Monday, March 26, First American will release its monthly Real House Price Index (RHPI) for January. The RHPI measures the price changes for single-family homes across the U.S. after adjusting for the impact of income and interest rate changes ...

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First American Acquires Bank of America’s Lien Release Business

First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Bank of America’s lien release business. Bank of America’s lien release business ...

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Gap Between Potential and Actual Home Sales Narrows

According to a new report by First American, while existing-home sales continued to underperform their potential in December 2017, the gap between actual sales and that potential has continued to narrow. First American’s proprietary Potential Home Sales model reports that ...

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Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise

The quarterly survey of independent title agents and other real estate professionals reports that optimism is up as respondents expressed confidence that transaction volume will grow in the coming year.

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Rising House Prices Trail Pre-Housing Bubble Levels

Home prices have been on the rise in many markets, spurred by inventory shortages and lower interest rates. But how do real home prices compare to where prices were at before the bubble and the Recession?

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Housing Market Still Not Meeting Potential

Inventory issues continue to plague a market that has the potential to be performing much better. Low interest rates are helping balance things out, but what happens when they change?

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Rates, Incomes Inch Housing Affordability Upward

Housing is more affordable now—but not because of home prices. According to a new index, it’s low mortgage rates that are driving affordability upward for buyers.

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Defect Risk Continues to Climb

Loan defects are on the rise—and have been for seven months running. Can you guess which state comes with the highest risk?

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What Can Change Homeownership Rates?

According to a new study, there are several factors that will dictate the homeownership rates of tomorrow. But will those help or hurt?

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