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How Much is Left to Refinance?

Most Mortgages Have Rates Close to or Below Current Market Rates

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Current Mortgage Rates of Active Loans

With Mortgage rates expected to rise this year[1] what will happen with refinancing? How much is left to refinance?

CoreLogic tracks the current interest rates on outstanding mortgages in its servicer-contributed database. The accompanying chart shows the share of outstanding mortgages by interest rate bucket for both the...

Cash Shares In 2016 On Track To Be Lowest Since 2008

Cash Sales Accounted for 36 Percent of All Home Sales in February 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales accounted for 35.7 percent of total home sales in February 2016, down 2.5 percentage points year over year from 38.1 percent in February 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share increased by 0.1 percentage point in February 2016 compared with January 2015. For the first two months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 35.6 percent, the lowest start to any year...

National Foreclosure Inventory Falls Year Over Year in March

North Dakota Was the Only State to Post an Increase in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 23 percent year over year in March 2016.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 19 percent year over year in March 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota and West Virginia had a decrease in the serious delinquency rate, but the increase was minimal for each of these states.

The national foreclosure inventory...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 11 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in February 2016

Distressed Sales Shares Still Declining in Oil States

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales
  • Of total sales in February 2016, distressed sales accounted for 11.1 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 7.8 percent
  • The REO sales share was 21.3 percentage points below its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Distressed sales shares fell in most states, including the oil markets

Distressed sales, which include REO and...

National Home Prices Increased Nearly 7 Percent Year Over Year in March 2016

Prices Have Risen Nearly 40 Percent From the 2011 Trough

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

YOY HPI Growth for 25 Highest App States
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.7 percent year over year in March 2016 and remained 5.3 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year price growth of any state in March 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets such as in several Texas metro areas: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land logged a 6.1 percent...
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