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Cash Sales Continue Steady Decline in Home Market

Since the beginning of 2013, cash purchases have comprised a steadily eroding share of the market en route to pre-crash averages. Prior to 2008, cash sales on average made up a quarter of the sale market nationally. Cash sales reached their peak during the worst of the recession, topping out at 46.5 percent in January 2011.

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Cash Sales Decline for 24th Consecutive Month

Cash sales made up 35 percent of all home sales in December 2014, according to data released by CoreLogic today. December marks the 24th consecutive month of declines in year-to-year share numbers, which has fallen each month since January 2013. Because of seasonality, cash sale comparisons are best when looking at year-to-year data. Cash transactions hit its peak in January 2011 when cash transactions made up 46.5 percent of total home sales. Before the housing crisis, the cash sale share of total home sales averaged at about 25 percent. If the trend of cash sales decline continues at the same rate, the share should reach 25 percent by the middle of 2017.

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April Cash Sales Share Dips to 37%

According to CoreLogic senior economist Molly Boesel, cash sales accounted for 36.8 percent of total home sales in April, down from 38.5 percent in March and 40.1 percent in April 2014. The percentage of cash sales as a share of total transactions averaged approximately 25 percent prior to the housing crisis, Boesel said. It peaked in January 2011 at 46.2 percent.

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