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FHA Refinance More Than Doubled in First Half of 2015

FHA-to-FHA refinances surpass FHA-to-conventional for the first time since October 2013

Kristine Yao    |    Mortgage Performance

FHA refinance originations in the first half of 2015 have more than doubled year-over-year. The dollar volume of loans rose sharply from $19.0 billion in the first half of 2014 to $51.8 billion in the first half of 2015, more than a 150 percent increase. In contrast, FHA purchase originations increased by less than 50 percent over the same period, from $51.6 billion to $75.1...

The Wait is Over

CoreLogic Estimates 2014 Mortgage Originations Ahead of HMDA Release

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

First-Lien Mortgage Origination Purchase Originations Increase in 2014

In mid-September every year, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)1 data for the prior year of mortgage activity is released. This report contains information for lenders and policy makers, including details on mortgage denial rates, borrower and applicant details, mortgage pricing and the level of mortgage originations. The headline figures from the HMDA data include the amount...

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 29 Percent in June 2015

Most States Had Year-Over-Year Decreases in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Continues to Shrink
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 28.9 percent year over year in June 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 23.3 percent year over year in June 2015.
  • Only two states and the District of Columbia had year-over-year increases in foreclosure inventory.

CoreLogic reported...

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

REO Share is the Lowest Since October 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales

Distressed sales—real estate-owned (REO) and short sales—accounted for 9.9 percent of total home sales nationally in May 2015, down 2.8 percentage points from May 2014 and down 1.7 percentage points from April 2015. Distressed sales shares typically decrease month over month in May due to seasonal factors, and this distressed sales share was the lowest for the month of May since...

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 27 Percent in May 2015

Florida Has the Largest Year-Over-Year Drop in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 27.4 percent year over year in May 2015 to 491,000 loans.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 22.7 percent year over year in May 2015 to 1.3 million loans.
  • Only three states and the District of Columbia had year-over-year increases in foreclosure inventory.

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