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Six Key Takeaways from the 2015 HMDA Numbers

CoreLogic Origination Estimate Tracks HMDA Closely

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends


The 2015 federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) numbers are in and they line up closely with CoreLogic’s estimate of total home loan origination last year[1]. The CoreLogic estimate for single-family first-lien mortgage originations of $1.69 trillion in 2015 was just a hair above HMDA’s $1.64 trillion and...

Earthquake Safety

Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great ShakeOut

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk


On October 20, 2016, millions of people around the world will Drop, Cover and Hold On as part of the Great ShakeOut1, the largest earthquake drill in history. Several million earthquakes occur globally each year, but most are very small or happen in remote locations.2 Small-to-moderate and large-magnitude earthquakes may be felt in regions close to the...

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on Italy

August 2016 Earthquake Strikes the Region Historically Prone to Earthquake Disasters

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk


Italy is a vibrant country with a rich history of architecture, art, culture and culinary traditions. It is also a very seismically active region with an extensive history of damaging earthquakes. Destructive earthquakes regularly occur across the country, resulting in significant economic loss and human casualties. Since 1900, earthquake disasters in Italy have caused more than...

Mortgage Concentrations Have Fallen Below Pre-Crash Levels

Top 10 Lenders Now Command Less Than 25 Percent of Total Volume

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends


The market share of top lenders, which jumped just after the 2007-2009 recession, has fallen to levels below the ones that existed before the mortgage crash.

A 10-year retrospective shows that as of August of this year[1], the top 10 first lien originators controlled 23 percent of mortgage dollars originated, a substantial...

Foreclosure Report Highlights: August 2016

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 30 Percent Year Over Year

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory was 77.5 percent below the January 2011 peak in August 2016.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 20.6 percent year over year in August 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota and Wyoming had a year-over-year decrease in the serious delinquency rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number...