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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...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 12 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in November 2015

Denver Had the Lowest Distressed Sales Share

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • Of total sales in November 2015, distressed sales made up 11.9 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales made up 8.7 percent  
  • Maryland remains the state with the largest share of distressed sales among all states at 20.3 percent
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. had the lowest distressed sales share among the largest Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) at...

November Foreclosure Inventory Falls 22 Percent Year Over Year

The Seriously Delinquent Rate Fell in All States

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 21.8 percent year over year in November 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 21.7 percent year over year in November 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 –...

U.S. Economic Outlook: January 2016

Equity and Mortgage Debt: The Yin and Yang of Property Ownership

Frank Nothaft    |    Mortgage Performance, Videos

CoreLogic Economic Outlook Video January 2016

It’s common for a homebuyer to use both a down payment and a mortgage loan to acquire their home, in other words, a combination of equity and debt. As home prices rise and loans amortize, equity grows and debt shrinks. But if home prices fall, equity can be wiped out, leaving an owner with debt that exceeds the home’s value.

Fortunately, home prices in...

“Typical Mortgage Payment”: A Historical Comparison of the Monthly Payment to Buy a Home

Adjusting for Inflation and Mortgage Rates Adds Perspective

Andrew LePage    |    Mortgage Performance

After several years of gains, home prices in some parts of the country are either approaching a peak or have already set a record this year. San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and Dallas were among the areas that hit new median price highs in 2015. Understandably, this has triggered renewed concerns over the impacts of waning affordability.

However, when viewed from the perspective of the...

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