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National Foreclosure Inventory Down 34 Percent Nationally From September 2013

Arizona Sees Largest State Improvement in Foreclosure Rate From Year Ago

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Trends

Today CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 34.3 percent year over year in September 2014 to approximately 607,000 homes, or 1.6 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 924,000, or 2.3 percent, in September 2013. This marks 35 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the inventory of foreclosed homes, including 20 straight months of declines greater than 20 percent, as shown in Figure 1. Also...

Location, Location, Location - Florida Mortgage Fraud Risk Heats Up

CoreLogic 2014 Mortgage Fraud Report

Liang Tian    |    Mortgage Fraud

It seems as though the old adage that real estate price is all about “location, location, location” applies to mortgage fraud as well. The CoreLogic 2014 Mortgage Fraud Report (newly released at this month’s Mortgage Fraud and Valuation Consortium Meetings) shows a 3.2 percent year-over-year increase in fraud risk nationally through the second quarter of 2014, for...

Distressed Sales Accounted for Just 11 Percent of Total Home Sales in August 2014

Distressed Sales Share is the Lowest Since December 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Distressed sales (REO and short sales) accounted for 11.2 percent of total home sales in August 2014, the lowest share since December 2007 and a strong improvement from the same time a year ago when this category made up 15 percent of total sales. Within this category, REO sales made up 7.2 percent of total home sales in August, and short sales made up 4 percent. At its peak, the distressed sales share totaled 32.4 percent of all sales in January 2009, with REO sales making up 28 percent...

Another Look at U.S. Housing Market Conditions

Analysis Suggests No Bubble in Sight

Mark Liu    |    Housing Trends

Housing markets in the U.S. are showing significant recovery from the most recent market collapse over half a decade to ago, with home prices rising rapidly in many local markets. According to the October 2014 CoreLogic HPI™, in 2013 alone, national home prices, including distressed sales, rose by more than 11 percent. After a 20+ month streak of double-digit year-over-year house price appreciation, house price growth has begun to moderate. Still, by August 2014, national home prices...

New Mortgage Servicing Rules Enforced by CFPB

The New Servicing Environment

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy, Housing Trends

There have been a litany of settlements and regulatory changes over the previous years aimed at mortgage servicers yet questions remain: Is servicing compensation too much or too little? Do second liens continue to pose significant servicing issues? Have we truly established national servicing standards? Are nonbank servicers riskier actors for consumers and counterparties?

Serious advances have been made by mortgage servicers who play a vital role in the effectiveness of both...

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