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Luxury Home Sales Maintain Growth in Q3

Luxury Home Sales Maintain Growth in Q3

Nationwide, home sales fell 1.2 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, the brokerage said in a recent report. Sales have been down year-over-year for every quarter so far in 2014. At the same time, sales of homes priced at at least $1 million continued to lift, rising 9 percent over the past year.

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Median U.S. Home Price Hits Six-Year High

Median U.S. Home Price Hits Six-Year High

According to RealtyTrac, the median price of single-family homes and condos rose 2 percent to $193,000 nationwide in October. This is their highest level since the beginning of the recession in September 2008. That's also a rise of 16 percent from a year ago, though it's still 19 percent below the median peak of $237,537 that occurred in August 2006.

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U.S. Home Flipping Drops to Five-Year Low

U.S. Home Flipping Drops to Five-Year Low

Home flipping sales, or those in which a home is purchased and sold within 12 months, represented 4 percent of all single-family home sales in the United States in the third quarter, a decline from 4.6 percent in Q2 2014 and from 5.6 percent in the third quarter of 2013, according to RealtyTrac.

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All-Cash Home Sales Recede to Six-Year Low

All-Cash Home Sales Recede to Six-Year Low

According to transaction data from CoreLogic, home sales transacted entirely in cash accounted for 32.9 percent of total home sales in July, down from 35.9 percent in July 2013. It was the lowest cash sales share since August 2008. As of July, all-cash sales were still well above their pre-crisis average of 25 percent as traditional mortgage buyers still find it difficult to get a foot into the market.

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Big Investors Shore Up Stock in Fannie, Freddie

Big Investors Shore Up Stock in Fannie, Freddie

William A. Ackman, head of Pershing Square, and Bruce Berkowitz, head of Fairholme Capital, have both added to their respective stakes in the two GSEs. In the last week of September, Judge Royce Lambert threw out lawsuits filed by Fairholme and Perry Capital against the government claiming that the sweeping of GSE profits into Treasury was illegal. The judge ruled the sweeping of the profits was legal under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act.

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Investors File Appeal After Dismissal of GSE Suit

Investors File Appeal After Dismissal of GSE Suit

Hedge fund Perry Capital has appealed a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year over the sweeping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's profits into the Treasury. The investors believe that the diversion of GSE profits created a "windfall" for the government while short changing GSE shareholders.

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RMBS Class Action to Proceed Against JPMorgan Chase

RMBS Class Action to Proceed Against JPMorgan Chase

A ruling issued by a federal judge this week clears the way for investors to proceed with a class-action suit against JPMorgan Chase, meaning that all the investors can be represented by a lead plaintiff in the case. Investors are accusing the bank of misleading them by making false statements regarding the RMBS when the securities were packaged and sold to the investors in 2007, a year before the subprime lending crisis.

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Home Price Growth Expected to Continue Slowing

Home Price Growth Expected to Continue Slowing

In a recent analysis released by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), senior managing director Christopher Whalen predicts many metros around the country will see home price appreciation switch to a much slower track—or even decline modestly, in some cases—as the factors directing the momentum of the last few years diminish and fundamental drivers start playing a bigger role.

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Existing-Home Sales Fall as Investors Retreat

Existing-Home Sales Fall as Investors Retreat

According to transaction data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing-home sales last month were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million, a decrease of 1.8 percent from July's sales pace of 5.14 million and a drop of 5.3 percent compared to last year. The group's chief economist, Lawrence Yun, pinned August's slower pace to a decline in all-cash purchases made by investors.

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