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Housing Credit Index: Third Quarter 2016

Loans Originated in The Third Quarter Were Higher in Credit Quality Than One Year Ago

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Overall Housing Credit Index
  • CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) found mortgage loans originated during the third quarter of 2016 continued to exhibit low credit risk versus the previous quarter and one year earlier.
  • The average credit score for homebuyers increased 5 points between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016, rising from 734 to 739.
  • The average DTI...

There is a Comeback of Occupancy Fraud … In Reverse

A new twist in mortgage fraud trend

Willa Wei    |    Mortgage Performance

Traditional occupancy fraud occurs when mortgage applicants deliberately misrepresent their intended use of a property, typically for more attractive financing terms. Investment properties may have lower maximum loan amounts, higher interest rates and higher fees. These differences may motivate a borrower to falsely claim an investment property will be owner-occupied. However, there is a...

Foreclosure Report Highlights: October 2016

Distressed Homes Inventory 79 Percent Below Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Cont to Shrink
  • The October 2016 foreclosure inventory was 79 percent below the January 2011 peak.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 24.8 percent year over year in October 2016.
  • Only Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming experienced a year-over-year increase in the serious delinquency rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number...

Foreclosure Report Highlights: September 2016

Distressed Homes Inventory Drops 31 Percent Year Over Year

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory was 78.3 percent below the January 2011 peak in September 2016.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 24.8 percent year over year in September 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota and Wyoming had a year-over-year decrease in the serious delinquency rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the...

Foreclosure Report Highlights: August 2016

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 30 Percent Year Over Year

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Cont to Shrink
  • The foreclosure inventory was 77.5 percent below the January 2011 peak in August 2016.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 20.6 percent year over year in August 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota and Wyoming had a year-over-year decrease in the serious delinquency rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number...

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