Valuations

CoreLogic: Home prices to reverse course in January

Could decrease up to 0.4%
Home prices are increasing both month-over-month and annually, but that could soon reverse course and drop in January, according to CoreLogic's Home Price Index. But for now, more than one-third of the nation’s largest metro area housing markets are considered overvalued.
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Accurate Group launches portfolio valuation solution for capital markets

Designed for asset managers, hedge funds, and investment banks and firms
Real estate tech provider Accurate Group launched a new real estate portfolio valuations tool for capital market firms. The solution is a combination of the company’s ValueNet appraisal tech platform and industry-compliant appraisal processes unique to capital markets firms and provides fast, accurate valuations on portfolios.
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Will tax reform harm the housing market?

Depends on where you live and how much you make
For the most part, the latest tax reform will boost the average paycheck and do little to harm the housing market. However, according to two recent expert reports, the devil is in the details.
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Most Americans live in areas where renting is cheaper than buying

But buying a home cheaper in 54% of U.S. markets
Across the U.S., buying a home is cheaper than renting in the majority of housing markets, however most Americans live in areas where renting is still cheaper than buying. Renting has clearly become the lesser of two housing affordability evils in many major population centers, with renting more affordable than buying in 76% of counties that have a population of 1 million or more.
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Homeowners and appraisers close 2017 more in agreement than in the past 2 years

Appraised values still coming in lower than homeowner estimates
As 2017 came to a close, homeowners continued to estimate their home prices below appraised values, however they were more in agreement than anytime in the past two years. Quicken Loans shows after a drop at the beginning of 2017, appraised values and homeowner estimates have continued to edge closer together, narrowing the gap.
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Veros predicts housing boom for Washington state

Dominates the Top 5 market spots
The latest VeroFORECAST from valuations provider Veros shows market appreciation values will continue to increase, especially in the Northwestern region of the U.S. Additionally, expect a boom in Washington state as its major markets dominate the Top 5 markets.
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