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The State of House Flipping in 2016 – Part III

Positive Correlation Observed Between Home Price Growth and the Share of Flipping Activity

Bin He    |    Housing Trends


In Part I and Part II of this blog series, I presented the share and gross gain of house flipping at the national level and the Core Based Statistical Level (CBSA) level in 2016. Today we show there is a positive correlation between home price growth and the share of flipping activity in 2016 for different market segments: overvalued, normal and undervalued. A flipped property is defined as a...

Potential Homebuyers Seek Affordability and Warmth

Millennials Looking for Affordability and Jobs whereas Baby Boomers Looking for Affordability and Warmth

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends


Labor mobility in the U.S. has declined in recent years. Home owners are staying in their homes longer than in previous years. Corelogic data show homeowner mobility declining gradually over the past three decades.[1] Those homeowners who have wanted to move seem to be driven by economic opportunities, affordability and weather....

The Accuracy of Comparable-Property Data in an Appraisal Report

Appraisal-report comp prices from an MLS generally match public-record sales prices

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends


One of the many challenges when underwriting a loan is to make sure the appraisal provides a reliable assessment of the collateral’s value. Fortunately, to meet the challenge and to stay compliant in a demanding regulatory environment, appraisal reviewers and underwriters have increasingly incorporated automated appraisal review technology for faster and more cost-effective collateral...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: December 2016

The Cash Sales Share for 2016 Was 32.1 Percent, the Lowest Full-Year Cash Sales Share Since 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

  • The full-year cash sales share for 2016 was 32.1 percent
  • The cash sales share in December 2016 was 33.1 percent
  • The full-year distressed sales share for 2016 was 8.9 percent

Cash sales accounted for 33.1 percent of total home sales in December 2016, down 1.3 percentage points year over year from December 2015. For the full-year 2016, the cash sales...

Housing Credit Index: Fourth Quarter 2016

Fourth Quarter Originations Exhibit Low Credit Risk, Consistent with the Previous Quarter

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

  • CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) found mortgage loans originated during Q4 2016 continued to exhibit low credit risk compared with the previous quarter and one year earlier. In terms of credit risk, loans originated during Q4 2016 are among the highest-quality home loans originated since the Millennium.
  • The average credit score for...
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