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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...

Housing Finance, Affordability and Supply in the Digital Age

CoreLogic Partners with the Urban Institute for 5th Annual Symposium

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Trends

Dr. Frank Nothaft Speaking

On November 1, CoreLogic collaborated with the Urban Institute to present our fifth annual housing symposium, titled Housing Finance, Affordability and Supply in the Digital Age, and hosted at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.  This daylong...

Millennial Homebuyers Are Not All the Same

Older Millennials Closer to Generation Xers than to Younger Millennials

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends

Average Credit Score by Generation

Millennials, born from 1981 to 1997, accounted for 40 percent of homebuyer loan applications during January to September of this year.[1] However, there are notable differences between the younger millennial homebuyers (born 1990 to 1997) and older millennial homebuyers (born 1981 to 1989).  Often, younger millennials have less credit history (and...

Homebuyers’ “Typical Mortgage Payment” Up 10 Percent Year Over Year

Forecasts Suggest the Payment Could Rise 11 Percent Over the Next Year

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

Figure 1 Natl Homebuyers

While home prices have risen about 6 percent over the past year, the mortgage payments that recent homebuyers have committed to have risen closer to 10 percent because of the increase in mortgage rates over the past year.

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

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