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Locating Home Price Risk with the CoreLogic Home Price Index Forecasts Stress-Testing Scenarios

David Stiff    |    Mortgage Performance, Property Valuation

Bank and bank holding company stress tests rigorously assess financial institutions’ capital adequacy, including the development and maintenance of effective loss-estimation methodologies. This is mandated by the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and the Dodd-Frank Act. Home Price Index (HPI) supervisory scenarios are specified for the entire...

CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes: Out With The Old and In With The New

Fewer Foreclosure Resales the Key Difference in New Case-Shiller Indexes

David Stiff    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

How much did home prices fall during the housing market crash? According to the new monthly CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, U.S. prices fell by 27 percent. But if measured by the old, quarterly Case-Shiller index, the peak-to-trough decline was 35 percent. So why do two home price indexes, both calculated using the same Case-Shiller methodology, differ so noticeably on the...