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Dollar Volume of U.S. Negative Equity Falls $10.2 Billion in Q3 2014

Negative Equity Decreases In All But Seven States

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

According to the latest CoreLogic Equity Report, released today, U.S. negative equity share nationwide fell from 10.9 percent in Q2 2014 to 10.3 percent in Q3 2014, and the number of underwater borrowers decreased from 5.4 million to 5.1 million. The total dollar amount of negative equity was down $10.2 billion from Q2 2014, falling to...

November National Home Prices Increased 5.5 Percent from a Year Ago

CoreLogic Data Indicates Leveling off of Price Appreciation

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

CoreLogic reported today that November 2014 national home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 5.5 percent year over year and by 0.1 percent month over month. This marks the 33rd month of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 5.3 percent from November 2013 and were up 0.3 percent...

Channeling Deep Blue Versus Garry Kasparov in Home Valuations

It’s time to standardize how real estate appraisers make their adjustments

Michael G. Bradley    |    Property Valuation

It might be time to reengineer the process appraisers use to make adjustments to comparable homes. The current approach does not appear to be defensible.

Completion of a uniform residential appraisal report by a licensed or certified appraiser is the dominant process used to determine the value of residential real estate in the United States. Fed Economist Leonard Nakamura reported in...

CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes: Out With The Old and In With The New

Fewer Foreclosure Resales the Key Difference in New Case-Shiller Indexes

David Stiff    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

How much did home prices fall during the housing market crash? According to the new monthly CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, U.S. prices fell by 27 percent. But if measured by the old, quarterly Case-Shiller index, the peak-to-trough decline was 35 percent. So why do two home price indexes, both calculated using the same Case-Shiller methodology, differ so noticeably on the...

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