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Forecasts Suggest Homebuyers’ “Typical Mortgage Payment” Could Rise Over 15 Percent This Year

Expected Mortgage Rate Increases Mean Rise in Payments Could Be Triple Forecasted Home Price Gain

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

Figure 1 - Comparing Mortgage Rates

The CoreLogic Home Price Index Forecast suggests U.S. home prices will rise less than 5 percent this year, but if some 2018 mortgage rate forecasts pan out the mortgage payments homebuyers face could increase closer to 15 percent.

One way to measure the impact of inflation, mortgage rates and home prices on affordability over time is to use what we call the “typical mortgage...

Transforming Complex Challenges into Novel Opportunities

CoreLogic Hosts Second Annual Federal User Group Data Symposium

Russell McIntyre

On January 16, CoreLogic hosted the second annual Federal User Group Data Symposium in Washington, D.C.  The daylong event featured some of the nation’s leading data experts in housing, mortgage, and finance who explored the latest market trends, the forces driving...

Where Did Homebuyers Want to Buy in the Washington, D.C. Area in 2017?

Data Shows a Net Outward Migration from Core to More Affordable Adjacent Counties

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends

Figure 1 Intercounty Application Flows in Washington D.C. Area

The CoreLogic Loan Application Database offers a unique opportunity to analyze the most recent homebuyer mobility and migration trends. Based on the data, among the Washington, D.C. Area residents who applied for home-purchase mortgage loans during 2017, about 53 percent applied to buy within the same city or county they currently lived in, while 31 percent applied to buy elsewhere in the...

Informing (and Transforming) the Industry

CoreLogic and Office of the Chief Economist Identify Trends to Watch in 2018

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Trends

Dr. Frank Nothaft Speaking

Led by Executive and Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft, the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) at CoreLogic frequently delivers analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets, through keynote speeches at sponsored events and moderated panels, as well as in blog posts and reports.

Over the past few months, many of us have been wrapped...

More Than A High Appraisal

Homes appraised above contract price had above-market appreciation rates

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

For homebuyers, the outcome of appraisal is one of these three scenarios: (1) appraised value closely matches sales price, (2) appraisal falls short of sales price or (3) appraisal is higher than sales price. If a home sells for less than its appraised value, does that mean that the buyers got ‘a bargain,’ and should anticipate above-average appreciation during their ownership...

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