The rate of formation of new households in the United States remains well below the historical average.
Trulia analyzes home price action in red versus blue metros on Election Day.
Home prices have slowed in recent months but gains remain historically strong.
Despite the decline in refinancing volumes, there are few signs banks are willing to loosen credit.
Concerns about new problem loans arising as payments on ARM loans reset on higher rates are overdone, says LPS.
JPMorgan said more agencies were looking into its hiring practices in a quarterly regulatory filing.
Mel Watt, Obama' s nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, failed to secure the 60 votes needed to advance to a confirmation vote.
Two-thirds of foreclosed homes are in judicial states that have a long process, casting a shadow on the market, according to CoreLogic.
There is a cost to regulation but there is also a cost to lack of rule-making, the former SEC chair argues.
As interest rates rise, refinancing volumes will plunge further.