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Spotting and Stopping Identity Fraud in the Rental Property Market

A Challenging Problem that Demands a Technology-Driven Solution

Irina Kovach    |    Housing Trends

Basic Types of Fraud

With the frequency of data breaches, media reports of stolen identities, and advice on protecting your personal information, it’s easy to forget that identity theft victims are just one of many who lose in identity-related crimes. Anyone who inadvertently accepts falsified identity information becomes a victim as well—and the costs can be staggering.

Because CoreLogic®...

Inventory Constraints Driving Up Home Prices

Low housing inventory driving up home prices

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

We recently took a look at how low available inventory is contributing to rising home prices. As you can see from the following NAR chart, for sale inventory is at its lowest level since 2005 at approximately 4-months’ supply compared to a “normal” market of 6-months’ supply.

We found that unsold inventory is even lower than traditional metrics might suggest....

U.S. Single-Family Rents Up 2.9 Percent Year Over Year in September

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Experienced the Highest Year-Over-Year Rent Growth in September

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

Natl Single Family Rent Index YOY Perc Change
  • Overall Index pulled down by high-end segment
  • Rent prices may be showing some early impacts of Hurricane Harvey
  • Of 20 select metros analyzed, San Francisco and Miami were the only two to experience a decrease in single-family rent prices in September

National single-family rent prices climbed steadily between 2010 and 2017, as measured by the...

How Much Is Your Home’s Collateral Value?

Traditional Appraisal and Automated Valuation Models Don’t Always See Eye to Eye

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

Recently the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced plans to waive the requirement of a professional appraisal on qualified purchase loans with a loan-to-value ratio at or below 80 percent.[1]  For Fannie Mae, the new waiver option extends the...

Credit Characteristics of Renters

Patterns In Risk Factors

Matt Cannon    |    Housing Trends

Rental Rate in the US

This blog was co-authored by John Wang.

Mortgage lenders have known for a long time that debt-to-income (DTI) and credit history (based on credit bureau data), among other factors, are critical for sound underwriting and managing credit risk on a mortgage portfolio. Similar analysis can be used to evaluate a prospective tenant’s likelihood of making the rent...

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