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Reading the Tea Leaves

Will home prices in the San Francisco market continue to increase?

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Home prices in the San Francisco area have been rapidly increasing since early 2012, reaching year-over-year appreciation rates of more than 20 percent in early 2013. Since then, home prices have continued to increase but at a slower pace. Figure 1 shows the CoreLogic Home Price IndexTM (HPI) and year-over-year change for the San Francisco market. It shows that the HPI has surpassed pre-crisis levels and continues to climb. The year-over-year appreciation rate remained above 10...

The State of the Nation’s Housing

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Today the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released the 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report, which highlighted four main trends. First, homeownership rates by age are declining faster than the overall rate. Second, the rental boom is not only driven by millennials, but also by older households. Third, rental burdens are high and spreading beyond low-income renters. Fourth, the aging of households and increasing share of minority households are two...

Fraud Hot Spots Reemerging

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Increasing in Florida, New Jersey and New York

Bret Fortenberry    |    Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage application fraud risk in the U.S. has been steadily increasing at the national level since CoreLogic started tracking this data in 2010, and according to new analysis, fraud risk is becoming more prevalent in larger metropolitan areas, particularly in the Northeast and Southeast.

The analysis, based on the CoreLogic Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index*, shows that since 2012, Florida’s mortgage fraud risk has increased by 26 percent, followed by New Jersey and...

Housing Market Strength in Oil Metros

Equity Position of Texas Oil Metros is Strong

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Trends

Between the fall of 2014 and this spring, oil prices fell 42 percent1 and housing market watchers have been waiting to see what will happen in parts of the U.S. with heavy oil-related employment. The first potential piece of this data came out in April when the state-level employment report showed a month-over-month decrease in employment in Texas and Oklahoma for March 20152. Texas saw non-farm payroll employment fall by 25,400, and Oklahoma saw a drop of 12,900....

Most US Housing Market Conditions at Sustainable Levels

Seven Top Markets Overvalued, Four in Texas alone

Mark Liu    |    Housing Trends

Home prices have continued to rise, though for most markets, at a slower pace. Most markets are still at normal price levels or undervalued, according to the CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators. However, seven of the top 100 metropolitan markets—four in Texas alone— have been identified as being overvalued, up from four markets in October 2014.  

CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators evaluate whether individual markets are undervalued, at value, or...

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