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U.S. Economic Outlook: October 2017

Typical “Boom and Bust” Cycles in the Housing Industry

Molly Boesel    |    Videos

Molly Boesel October Video Blog

It has been more than 11 years since the start of the housing crisis in 2006, and U.S. home prices are nearly back to the peak level they hit in April 2006. Looking at the length of the decline, how far prices fell, CoreLogic has compared this cycle to some other historical declines.

After hitting peak in 2006, the national price level fell for five years, finally...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: July 2017

Delinquencies and Foreclosures Decline in July 2017

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Current to 30 Day Transition
  • The U.S. foreclosure rate remained at a 10-year low in July 2017
  • The current-to 30-day transition rate edged down in July 2017 from a year earlier
  • Denver had the lowest foreclosure rate of the largest metro areas

In July 2017, 4.6 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 5.5 percent a year earlier and the lowest for any...

Home Price Index Highlights: August 2017

U.S. Home Prices Have Returned to 2006 Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Home Pirce Index
  • The lowest price tier increased 9.4 percent year over year.
  • Home prices forecast to rise 4.7 percent over the next year.
  • Utah and Washington continued to post double-digit year-over-year gains.

National home prices increased 6.9 percent year over year in August 2017, and the index level reached the peak level last seen in April 2006....

Home Price Index Audio Clip: August 2017

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio Blog

The CoreLogic HPI for August 2017 showed that national home prices appreciated 6.9 percent from a year ago, and the CoreLogic home price Forecast reveals an increase of 4.7 percent over the next year. As of August 2017, the HPI is back to the same level as the April 2006 peak, marking the end of an era, at least at the National level. While more than half of the states have either...

Borrower Equity Update: Second Quarter 2017

Three-quarters of a Million Borrowers Achieved Positive Equity Over the Past 12 Months

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 States with Largest YOY Change
  • National share of homes with negative equity fell to 5.4 percent in Q2 2017.
  • Homeowner equity more than doubled in the past five years.
  • Nevada saw the largest improvement in the negative equity share over the past year, falling 4.8 percentage points.

The amount of equity in mortgaged real estate increased by $403 billion in Q2 2017 compared with Q1...

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