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The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows strong growth of home prices during the third quarter of 2013 as the housing recovery continues to broaden across the country. The index, constructed to gauge the price movement among the underlying non-distressed home sales, increased 2.5% between the second and third quarters, making the third-quarter growth the fastest in the current recovery.
Rising home sales and relatively low foreclosure… Continue reading
In the August edition of the AppraisalPort newsletter, I reported on some of the general information covered at the National AI Connect Conference in Indianapolis, July 23-25, 2013. This was a great conference, covering a wide range of topics. This month, I want to pass on some information covered in one of the breakout sessions for residential appraisers.
The session was titled, “Residential Chief Policy Roundtable” and included… Continue reading
The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows continued growth of home prices in August as the U.S. housing recovery remains well underway. The index moved 0.6% higher from the previous the month, making August the 18th consecutive month of rising home prices. According to the FNC RPI, August home prices have climbed to the levels attained in December 2009.
Improving housing market fundamentals, particularly the rapid declines in… Continue reading
VIDEO: FNC’s Bill Rayburn and Bob Dorsey discuss how a Cyprus bailout would affect the United States
[This video was recorded March 25 as part of FNC's Morning View series. Visit fncmorningview.com for call-in info and access to previous episodes.]
Bob Dorsey: There are a lot of restrictions on money transfer from one country to another. Increasingly, starting in the ‘50s, there were reductions in the constraints on that, so there was money transfer going more and more between countries. What’s happened is… Continue reading
The second final rule that the CFPB will implement is referred to as “Disclosure and Delivery Requirements for Copies of Appraisals and Other Written Valuations” and amends Regulation B (Equal Credit Opportunity Act). In general, this new rule amends the current Regulation B rules about providing appraisals to applicants/borrowers as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. This revision to Regulation… Continue reading
By now I’m sure you are all familiar with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 — a large sweeping law covering many aspects of consumer lending and finance. Part of this new law mandated the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). It took some time to get this bureau set up and fully functional, but in January 2012, President Obama appointed Rich Cordray… Continue reading
From FNC’s Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Bob Dorsey:
I read a book this weekend I highly recommend: The Signal and the Noise. You can’t get a better topic: statistics and probability. The author, Nate Silver, runs the FiveThirtyEight blog and does analysis of all the political polling. It’s been very accurate historically. Silver talked a lot about financial markets in the book… Continue reading
FNC co-founders Bill Rayburn, CEO, and Bob Dorsey, EVP of Data & Analytics, are featured speakers at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual conference, happening now in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Dorsey shares his expertise as part of a panel presentation, “The Historical Perspective — Booms, Bubbles and Busts,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Likewise, Dr. Rayburn delivers his insights as part of a Collateral… Continue reading
In the September and October 2011 AppraisalPort newsletters, I discussed the first report that was released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) on real estate valuation methods. To refresh your memory, as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, the GAO was asked to study the various valuation methods and the options available for selecting appraisers, as well as the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC), which established appraiser independence… Continue reading
With apologies to the old ABC series Full House, I must say: “Oh, My Lanta!” According to the latest data from the FNC Residential Price Index®, Atlanta, Georgia is the worst city for existing homeowners. Home values in the ATL dropped 10.7% from a year ago.
Rounding out the top 5 worst cities for current homeowners (based on the latest RPI data from February):