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South Carolina Real Estate in February: Sales Up 13% YoY, Inventory Down 46% YoY

Note: I’m posting data for many local markets around the U.S. The story is the same everywhere … inventory is at record lows. From the South Carolina Realtors for the entire state: Closed sales in February 2021 were 7,127, up 13.4% from 6,284 in February 2020. Active Listings in February 2021 were 14,253, down 46.3% […]

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Serious Delinquencies Set Records as Early Rates Trend Down

Extremely serious delinquencies, those loans 150 days or more past due, reached historically high levels in August. Five months into the COVID-19 crisis, Corelogic said the rate of delinquencies among those loans spiked to 1.2 percent, the highest level since at least January 1999, which we assume is the limit of the company’s records. CoreLogic […]

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Rates Remain Steady as Market Volatility Dies Down

After rising at a medium-quick pace to begin the week, the past 3 days have been much calmer by comparison for mortgage rates . Today was the best example of that stability with the average lender effectively unchanged from yesterday’s latest levels. In addition, there were fewer mid-day price changes among lenders than on any […]

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Pending Home Sales Just Hit a New All-Time High; Applications Slowed as Rush to Beat The New Fee Dies Down

Contracts for existing home purchases rose for the fourth straight month in August and more than doubled the increase expected by most analysts. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose from 122.1 in July to 132.8 in August, an increase of 8.8 percent. The PHSI, based on contracts […]

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BLS: July Unemployment rates down in 30 states; 3 States at New Series Highs

From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary Unemployment rates were lower in July in 30 states, higher in 9 states, and stable in 11 states and the District of Columbia , the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. All 50 states and the District had jobless rate increases from a year […]

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