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Housing Supply Update: Hard to Keep Up with the Demand

National Supply of Homes for Sale Has Fallen to Early 2000s Level

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

National Months of Supply for the Month of December

December is the holiday season for many people who take time off from work, travel and spend time with family. For many business, it’s the slow time of the year. However, with interest rates rising, home buyers this past December were in a hurry to lock in a mortgage rate. The housing market became so tight in December 2016 that the months of supply fell to 4.1 months, the lowest for a...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: January 2017

The Cash Sales Share for January Was 37 Percent

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

  • The cash sales share for January 2017 was 36.5 percent, unchanged from a year ago
  • The distressed sales share for January 2017 was 7 percent, down 4.6 percentage points from  January 2016
  • Only two states and the District of Columbia have distressed sales shares close to their pre-crisis levels

Cash sales accounted...

Is the Credit Cycle Turning?

Mortgage Performance is Beginning to Deteriorate

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

Delinquency Rate by Loan Type

The contours of a typical economic expansion and recession are strongly driven by loan performance. When times are good, lenders expand loan production to more marginal borrowers but when loan performance begins to deteriorate, lenders become more conservative, which often exacerbates an economic downturn. Therefore, an understanding of the credit cycle is important to understanding the...

A Rising Tide for Flood Insurance Reform

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: April 2017

Stuart Pratt    |    Videos

Stuart Pratt Video

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures across the United States through the provision of affordable flood insurance and the mitigation of negative externalities associated with flood disasters.  This program was initially created in 1968...

Prepare for Higher Fraud Risk in 2017

The Warning Lights Keep Flashing

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

Lights

At the end of 2016, the CoreLogic National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index matched its previous high level of 122. CoreLogic has been gauging fraud risk on this Index since Q3 2010, with a starting benchmark of 100. We anticipate the Q1 2017 Index, due out April 20, will record the highest level to date, likely breaking through the 130 mark.

As we’ve noted in the past, the...

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