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July 2017 Archives

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CoreLogic and Office of the Chief Economist Continue to Drive the Conversation

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


Led by Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) at CoreLogic frequently delivers analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets,...

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: July 2017

CoreLogic Update on Mortgage Fraud Activity

Jacqueline Doty    |    Videos


Recently, we released our first quarter CoreLogic National Fraud Risk Index and, as we expected, the index hit a new high of 132. This was up from 122 in the fourth quarter and 113 a year ago. 

Keep in mind, the index is relatively new… it was started in 2010, after the high risk levels that contributed to the mortgage crisis. So today’s heightened...

Public PLMBS Issuance

Has it Been Ten Years Already?

Michael Saccento    |    Mortgage Performance


For those of us who’ve been in the industry for many years, “When will the private-label mortgage-backed securities market (PLMBS) return?” can garner a few yawns or even groans. If I haven’t lost you already, allow me to point out that we recently eclipsed the 10-year anniversary of the height of the PLMBS market which hit peak in June 2007 (Figure 1). So, to mark this...

U.S. Economic Outlook: July 2017

‘Hot’ Metrics for Home Sales: Sales within 30 days, and sales price above list, at new highs

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos


Comparing home sales for the first five months of the year, 2017 has had the best sales market in a decade. The reasons for the rise in sales include the lowest unemployment rate since 2001, low mortgage rates, the rosiest consumer confidence in 17 years, and growing numbers of millennials looking to buy.


National Single-Family Rent Growth Decelerated in May 2017 Compared to May 2016

High-Cost Rentals Experience Largest Decline

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

  • National rents increased 2.9 percent from a year ago
  • Low-end rent growth more than doubled high-end rent growth
  • Seattle had the highest rent growth over the past year in Q1

Single-family rents, as measured by the CoreLogic Single-Family Repeat Rent Index (SFRI), climbed steadily between 2010 and 2016. However, rent...