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Housing Market Sees Signs of Stability: Clear Capital

The housing market may be stabilizing as house prices and REO saturation rates show little change on a quarterly and yearly basis, according to Clear Capital's most recent Home Data Index. Nationally, prices rose just 0.3 percent while the REO saturation rate was relatively unchanged at 24.6 percent over the most recent quarter, according to data through the end of November. Clear Capital measures housing data on a rolling quarter, which compares the most recent four months with the previous three.

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Market Analysis Must Be Granular to Be Relevant

Home price predictions have traditionally been fairly straightforward, relying heavily on employment and income levels, according to Michael Sklarz of Collateral Analytics. However, the last cycle has posed challenges for analysts, Sklarz noted during a panel at the Five Star MPact Conference held in Dallas this week. Industry experts participating in the discussion stressed that national predictors - even if accurate - may not be relevant on a local basis.

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FHFA Fills COO and Senior Examiner Roles

Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), has announced the appointments of Richard B. Hornsby, as FHFA's COO and Jon Greenlee as the agency's deputy director of the division of enterprise regulation. Hornsby served at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 26 years, holding a variety of senior level management and banking supervision positions. Greenlee joins FHFA from KPMG LLP, where he was the managing director in the financial services regulatory advisory practice.

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Home Price Growth Has Dissipated With the Summer Heat: Clear Capital

Temperatures are falling, and so are home prices in most local markets. Clear Capital says it's expecting another long winter as the housing industry tries to cope with the downward forces of weak demand, record-low consumer confidence, and distressed inventory. The company says the seasonal gains seen during the stronger spring and summer months have not been enough to push year-over-year home prices into the black. Clear Capital's October index puts national home prices 2.8 percent below a year ago.

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Clear Capital Expands Senior Leadership

Clear Capital announced Thursday the appointments of Gabriel Nacht as CFO and Brian Wick as VP of marketing. Both individuals bring more than 24 years of experience to their positions with the company. A few weeks ago, Clear Capital also announced the appointment of Erik Lundquist to head its commercial valuations team, and the company says it's looking to add further to its staff, with a number of key positions currently available.

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Barclays Expects ‘Triple-Dip’ With Another 7% Drop in Home Prices

The analysts at Barclays Capital say a ""triple-dip"" in home prices will likely materialize by early next year. The term ""triple-dip"" emerged in a Clear Capital report a couple of weeks ago, and Barclays says its analysis corroborates the idea. The research firm warns that home prices will likely slip another 6 to 7 percent over the coming winter months. That would put median prices at a new low for this cycle, in fact 3 percent below the double-dip measurement of last spring.

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Clear Capital: Home Prices Could Near ‘Triple-Dip’ by Next Spring

Clear Capital has released its forecast for home prices heading into the first part of next year. The company says the market is flirting with a ""triple-dip"" by next spring. Last spring prices did a double-dip, dropping below this cycle's previous low point. While prices have ticked up in recent months, Clear Capital is projecting a drop of 1.6 percent over the last three months of this year, and another 3.2 percent by next April, moving prices dangerously close to the levels seen at the end of the first quarter of 2011.

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Existing-Home Sales Jump Nearly 19% From Last Year

Last month's 18.6 percent surge in existing-home sales from a year earlier had some market observers doing a double-take, but Galen Ward, who runs a real estate brokerage web site, says it wasn't unexpected. Michael Simonsen of Altos Research says anything is going to look good coming off the market's tax-credit hangover this time last year. But the fact that the median home price was down more than 5 percent from August 2010 at the same time sales jumped so sharply is one of the most telling stats for Clear Capital's Alex Villacorta.

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Home Price Gains Expected to Wane: Clear Capital

The warm weather homebuying season has kept prices moving up, but Clear Capital says the rate of appreciation is already slowing and weak consumer confidence points to a stormy rest of the year. The company's latest report shows that home prices rose 4 percent over the four-month period ending in August when compared to the previous three months. But Clear Capital notes the recent gains have not been enough to recoup longer-term declines, with national home prices still more than 6 percent below last year's levels.

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Clear Capital: Seasonal Price Gains Haven’t Changed Housing Picture

A study released by Clear Capital Thursday reveals home prices continue to correct from winter's extended declines, edging up on the increase in sales activity that comes with warmer weather. But even recent gains off the record low experienced earlier this year have not been enough to change the broader housing picture, Clear Capital says. Its latest reading of national home prices shows an annual decline of 7.9 percent, with only a handful of markets in the Northeast bucking the trend.

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