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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...

Housing Credit Index: First Quarter 2017

Loans Originated in the First Quarter Exhibit Slightly Higher Credit Risk Compared to the Previous Year

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Corelogic Overall Housing Credit Index
  • CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) found mortgage loans originated during Q1 2017 exhibit slightly higher credit risk compared with the previous year but remained similar to early 2000s.
  • The average credit score for homebuyers increased 7 points between Q1 2016 and Q1 2017, rising from 734 to 741.
  • The average loan-to-value...
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