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HELOC Segment Fraud Risk Peaked in 2014 But Remains High

Latest National Mortgage Application Fraud Trend

Xiaolin Tan    |    Mortgage Performance

HELOC fraud risk index vs. home equity percent

Home prices across most of the nation have risen briskly, up about 6 percent in the national CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) through the year ending December 2015[1]. In the most recent CoreLogic report on home equity data revealed that the equity of all homeowners with a mortgage in the U.S. grew by $741 billion over the year...

California Multifamily Market: Vacancy Low, Tenant Quality Up

Mortgage Originations on Apartment Buildings Up

Jay Harris    |    Mortgage Performance

Rental Vacandy Rate in CA

Nationally, rental apartment markets have been on sound footing with ‘tight’ market conditions and strong levels of new development (see February 2016 Economic Outlook video blog). Demand and supply forces vary across the U.S., and local rental markets...

December Foreclosure Inventory Falls 24 Percent Year Over Year

Foreclosure Inventory is 72 Percent Below Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 23.8 percent year over year in December 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 23.3 percent year over year in December 2015.
  • The foreclosure rate in judicial states is two and a half times the pre-crisis rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number of loans in the foreclosure process –...

Is it Bidding Time Again?

A Third of Homes Sold For the List Price or More in October 2015

Shu Chen    |    Mortgage Performance

The housing market continues to recover from the foreclosure crisis. Home price indexes and home sales are returning to pre-crisis levels, and in some areas prices and sales have reached new highs. With demand strong and inventory thin, the share of homes selling for the list price or more has also returned to pre-bust levels.

With inventory tight, homes are more likely to sell...

How High Will Interest Rates Go in 2016?

Federal Open Market Committee Has the Answer

Frank Nothaft    |    Mortgage Performance

Now that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has dipped its toe in the rate increase water, are they more likely to wade in slowly or jump in? Each quarter, the FOMC provides its economic projection and details on each of the 17 members’ view on the level of the federal funds rate[1], with the last projection having been...

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