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Negative Equity Share Falls to 8 Percent in First Quarter 2016

Decreases Seen Across the Country

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 States With the Largest YOY Change in Neg Equity
  • The negative equity share fell to 8 percent in Q1 2016 from 10.3 percent in Q1 2015.
  • Only North Dakota saw an increase in negative equity share over the past year, but the increase was minimal.
  • Negative equity remains low in the oil-patch areas.

The nationwide negative equity share decreased in Q1 2016, falling from 10.3 percent in Q1 2015 to...

Home Price Index Highlights: April 2016

National Home Prices Increased Nearly 6.2 Percent Year Over Year in April 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

HPI Blog
  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.2 percent year over year in April 2016 and forecast to increase by 5.3 percent over the next year.
  • Washington had the largest year-over-year price growth of any state in April 2016.
  • Appreciation slowed in some oil markets such as in two Texas metro areas: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land logged a 3.9 percent...

Home Price Index Audio Clip: April 2016

Prices Are 7.9 Percent Below the 2006 Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio

The April 2016 HPI shows that home prices increased 6.2 percent from a year ago. Washington state and Oregon led the nation in appreciation – both showing double-digit gains in April. After five years of rising prices, the national HPI is now just 7.9 percent below the peak reached in April 2006. With prices expected to increase in the 5 percent range over the next year, the HPI is...

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...

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