Real estate market recap, Sept. 14-18, 2015

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Weekly mortgage rates:

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Thursday, Sept. 17:

First American Financial Corp.’s Existing Home Sales Capacity (EHS-C) model:

The EHS-C rate increased by 0.4 percent in August 2015 compared with July and decreased by 1.1 percent year over year.
The EHS-C increased by 26,000 (seasonally adjusted, annualized rate) in August.
In 2015 (through July), existing-home sales have increased by almost 800,000 sales.


U.S. Census Bureau new residential construction starts for August 2015:

Building permits for privately owned housing units in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, 3.5 per…