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August 2017 Archives

Is the Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Making a Come Back?

ARMs Today are Different than the Pre-Crash ARMs

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends, Mortgage Performance


During the past decade, homebuyers have mostly preferred fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) over adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). Proof of this is the precipitous drop in the ARM share of the dollar volume of originations from almost 45 percent during mid-2005 to a low of 2 percent in mid-2009 (Figure 1). Since then, the ARM share has fluctuated between about 5 and 13 percent, generally rising when...

Health of the Housing Market as of Q2 2017

Ten Markets Signal High Risk, Eight in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation


Home prices continued to rise in many markets as of Q2 2017, reflecting rising homebuyer demand and a low for-sale inventory. As CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft recently observed, the for-sale inventory as a share of all households is the lowest Q2 reading in over 30 years1. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health...

Single-family Mortgage Originations Increased 15 Percent in 2016

Government Share of Originations Remained Steady

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance


CoreLogic public records data shows that the dollar volume of all mortgages – purchase and refinance combined – originated...

Are We Serving the Underserved?

A Sunset Seminar with CoreLogic and the Urban Institute

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


This July, CoreLogic partnered with the Urban Institute to co-host a seminar highlighting the challenges, opportunities, and expectations of the Government Sponsored Enterprises’ (GSEs) Duty to Serve...

CoreLogic Primer on How Earthquake Loss Modeling Benefits the Insurance Industry

Quantifying Risk Requires More than Hazard Data

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Videos


The insurance industry primarily utilizes earthquake data through the use of probabilistic risk models.

Ultimately, the goal of using a probabilistic risk model is to...