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Mortgage Debt Outstanding Rose by 1 Percent in Q3 2015

The Latest Report Marks a Year of Growth in Mortgage Debt

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Mortgage Debt Outstanding Makes a Turn

The Federal Reserve released the third-quarter Flow of Funds1 data last week, and the results might reveal a turning point of sorts for the U.S. housing market.

Included in the Flow of Funds is the amount of mortgage debt held by households, which is a key residential housing market indicator. The accompanying chart shows the amount of mortgage debt outstanding (MDO)...

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 21 Percent in October 2015

Only Three States Had Year-Over-Year Increases in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Continues to Shrink
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 21.5 percent year over year in October 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 19.7 percent year over year in October 2015.
  • The foreclosure rate in judicial states is still two and a half times the pre-crisis rate.

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

CoreLogic U.S. Economic Outlook- December 2015

Peering into 2016: The Outlook for Housing

Frank Nothaft    |    Mortgage Performance, Videos

As we approach the start of 2016, the consensus view among economists is that economic growth will continue and the U.S. will enter an eighth consecutive year of expansion in the second half of next year. Most forecasts place growth at between 2 and 3 percent during 2016, creating enough jobs to exert downward pressure on the national unemployment rate. If such macroeconomic...

Distressed Sales Accounted for 10 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in September 2015

Most States Had Lower Distressed Sales Compared With a Year Ago

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Distressed sales were 9.7 percent and REO sales were 6.4 percent of total sales in September 2015
  • Maryland still on top with the largest share of distressed sales among all states at 20.7 percent
  • Distressed sales share should reach pre-crisis level in 2018

Distressed sales, which include real estate-owned properties (REOs) and short sales,...

2016 Could Reach Highest Fraud Risk Since Crisis

Largest increases expected in historically lower-risk metropolitan areas

Bret Fortenberry    |    Mortgage Performance

Industry professionals agree that mortgage origination fraud activity peaked between 2005 and 2008, period that offered unprecedented opportunities to manipulate the system, contributing to the boom and following bust. Through increased regulation, better controls and tighter lending guidelines, we have experienced a strong reversal, with very low fraud rates in the last several years. As we...

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