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Home Price Index Highlights: September 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.3 Percent Year Over Year in September 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

HPI Blog Highlights
  • Home prices forecast to rise 5.2 percent over the next year.
  • The highest appreciation was in the West, with Oregon and Washington growing by double digits in September.
  • After adjusting for inflation, home prices are still 19.1 percent below their peak.

National home prices increased 6.3 percent year over year in September 2016, according to...

Home Price Index Audio Clip: September 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.3 Percent Year Over Year in September 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

The September 2016 Home Price Index shows that national home prices appreciated 6.3 percent from a year ago and CoreLogic is forecasting an increase of 5.2 percent during the next year. Looking at the states, Washington and Oregon remain on top with year-over-year appreciation of 10 percent. Years of continuous appreciation have moved many states above where they were at the...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: July 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for Just Under 30 Percent of All Home Sales in July

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type
  • The cash sales share fell 1.9 percentage points from July 2015
  • Of total sales in July 2016, distressed sales accounted for 7.2 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 4.3 percent
  • The REO sales share in July was the lowest for any month since July 2007

Cash sales accounted for 29.7 percent of total home sales in July 2016, down...

Six Key Takeaways from the 2015 HMDA Numbers

CoreLogic Origination Estimate Tracks HMDA Closely

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

First Lien Mortgage Originations

The 2015 federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) numbers are in and they line up closely with CoreLogic’s estimate of total home loan origination last year[1]. The CoreLogic estimate for single-family first-lien mortgage originations of $1.69 trillion in 2015 was just a hair above HMDA’s $1.64 trillion and...

Mortgage Concentrations Have Fallen Below Pre-Crash Levels

Top 10 Lenders Now Command Less Than 25 Percent of Total Volume

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Market Composition is Changing

The market share of top lenders, which jumped just after the 2007-2009 recession, has fallen to levels below the ones that existed before the mortgage crash.

A 10-year retrospective shows that as of August of this year[1], the top 10 first lien originators controlled 23 percent of mortgage dollars originated, a substantial...

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