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Kroll to partner with Weiss Residential Research

Partnership expected to enhance KBRA’s ratings process
Ben Lane
"We are pleased to be working closely with Kroll Bond Ratings to further enhance the ratings process with our high resolution market analytics," WRR CEO Alan Weiss said. "I believe our collaboration can help deepen the quality of decisions across the residential investment marketplace."
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Black Knight: Home prices tick up 0.9% in May

Continues upward trend
Brena Swanson
Homes prices continue to trend higher and are now just 11% off the 2006 peak of $268,000. Meanwhile, Colorado and Texas both hit new peaks in May, reaching $269,000 and $195,000, respectively.
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NAR: One chart shows widening affordability gap

Home prices keep trending higher
Brena Swanson
Housing affordability is taking a giant hit as home prices continue to rise, and this chart shows just how severe the decline is.
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Is wage stagnation keeping homebuyers away?

Home price increases are outpacing wage growth
Ben Lane
"Nationally, asking prices rose faster than wages per worker in 95 of the 100 largest metros,” said Trulia's chief economist Jed Kolko.
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FNC Residential Price Index shows home prices are firming up

Annual rate of home price appreciation may have peaked
Ben Lane
According to FNC’s report, the index’s year-over-year change has moderated for a second consecutive month since February. FNC suggests that this is a sign that the annual rate of home price appreciation has peaked.
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This chart tracks 6 months of annual home price gains

Is this the start of a new trend?
Brena Swanson
Home prices recorded 26 months of consecutive year-over-year increases on Tuesday but here is a closer look at what the past 6 months have looked like. The picture paints an interesting story.
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Home prices rise, but where?

Case-Shiller: "Housing indicators remain mixed"
Brena Swanson
“The year-over-year changes suggest that prices are rising more slowly,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Annual price increases for the two composites have slowed in the last four months."
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CoreLogic: Market to blame for pushing home prices higher

Spring buying season fails to bear fruit
Brena Swanson
“March data on new and existing home sales was weaker than expected and is a cause for concern as we enter the spring buying season,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
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Black Knight: How far have home prices traveled?

California overtakes top 10 biggest moving metros
Brena Swanson
Home prices continue their upward trajectory and are up 7.6% from last year, with no signs of slowing down.
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Can home prices record 23 months of increases?

Prices increase 11% in December: CoreLogic
Brena Swanson
Home prices recorded the 22nd consecutive monthly year-over-year increase in home prices nationally and grew 11% in December 2013 compared to a year ago.
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