Residential Briefs

First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., acquired Title Security Agency LLC, a brand within the Arizona real estate community. First American had been a minority owner for five years.

S&P: Home Prices Post 3.3% Annual Gain

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices reported a 3.3% annual gain in October, up from 3.2% in the previous month.

Single-Family Rent Growth Rate Increases Again

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said rent prices in single-family rental properties increased 3.1 percent year-over-year in October, up slightly year over year.

CoreLogic: 78,000 Single-Family Properties Regained Equity in 3Q

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said U.S. homeowners with mortgages–representing 64% of all properties–saw their equity increase by 5.1% year over year in the third quarter, a gain of nearly $457 billion from a year ago.

CoreLogic: October Home Prices Up 3.5%

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said home prices increased nationally by 3.5% year over year in October and by 0.5% month over month.

Single-Family Rent Growth Increases Slightly

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said rent prices in single-family rental properties increased 3 percent year-over-year in September, up slightly.