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Who Are the Geographic Influencers for Fraud Risk?

California and Maryland are strongest influencers of National Fraud Risk

Bret Fortenberry    |    Mortgage Performance

Top 3 CBSAs trend compared to National trend

CoreLogic has determined the regions of the U.S. that have the highest correlation with the National Mortgage Fraud Risk index, based on a tracking score1.  The regions that are most highly correlated with fraud risk are areas that will be the best predictors of nationwide mortgage fraud.  In fact, one can look at a few highly correlated regions to predict fraud risk on a...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: May 2017

Foreclosure Rate Nearing Pre-Crisis Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • Early-stage delinquencies hovering around 17-year lows
  • The current-to 30-day transition rate edged down in May 2017 from a year earlier
  • New York had the highest delinquency rate of the largest metro areas

In May 2017, 4.5 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 5.3 percent a year...

Jumbo Loans Cheaper than Conforming Loans

2017 Jumbo Loans: Full Doc and Made to Prime Credits

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Average Interest Rates and Loan Amount

Large-balance mortgage loans are not only for wealthy homebuyers but also for middle-income borrowers in high-cost areas. Also known as ‘jumbo’ loans, historically these loans had a higher interest rate than conforming loans. However, since mid-2013 a jumbo loan has been cheaper to borrow than a conforming mortgage loan, by an average of 21 basis points during the first quarter of...

Public PLMBS Issuance

Has it Been Ten Years Already?

Michael Saccento    |    Mortgage Performance

Outstanding PLMBS Investor Balances

For those of us who’ve been in the industry for many years, “When will the private-label mortgage-backed securities market (PLMBS) return?” can garner a few yawns or even groans. If I haven’t lost you already, allow me to point out that we recently eclipsed the 10-year anniversary of the height of the PLMBS market which hit peak in June 2007 (Figure 1). So, to mark this...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: April 2017

Foreclosure Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since July 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Current to 30 Day Transition Rate
  • Early-stage delinquencies edged up in April 2017 from a year earlier
  • The current-to 30-day transition rate increased in April 2017 from a year earlier
  • San Francisco had the lowest delinquency rate of the largest metro areas

In April 2017, 4.8 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down...

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