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U.S. Economic Outlook: July 2016

Home Mortgage Lending Outlook: Large Annual Swings May Be Less Likely - Purchase Volume More Steady Year to Year Than Refinance

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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For most of the last 25 years, large annual swings in home mortgage originations have been common, driven by a refinance boom-and-bust cycle. And while refinance will continue to be an important segment of the market, home purchase is expected to dominate the lending landscape in the coming years. What this means for the lending industry is that mortgage volumes will likely...

CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update: June 2016

CFPB Changes Its Tactics Over TRID - More Clarity (Maybe More Cooperation?) To Come

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy, Videos

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has softened its approach to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure.

After months of informal dialogue between the industry and CFPB on issues related to TRID, the CFPB chief broke his silence and released a letter to industry trades, saying that it will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on TRID to provide greater...

Single-family Mortgage Default Rate Falls to pre-Recession Level

Loans Originated After 2008 Have Very Low Default Rates

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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Single-family mortgage default rates have fallen sharply over the last few years, and finally this year have retreated to levels last seen prior to the Great Recession. Measuring default by the percent of loans that are seriously delinquent, defined as loans that are at least three months delinquent or are in foreclosure proceedings, CoreLogic has reported that 3.1 percent...

CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update

Rural Housing: A Growing Mortgage Market Flying Under the Radar

Faith Schwartz    |    Videos

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The rural housing market doesn’t get much respect—or at least much attention. But it should for two reasons: first because it serves as a laboratory for cutting edge affordable housing techniques, and second because it benefits a huge swath of the country: about 80 percent of all land area and about 20 percent of the country’s population.

The U.S....

U.S. Economic Outlook: May 2016

Single-family Housing: Entering a ‘New Normal?': Purchase Lending To Dominate; Sales ‘Turnover’ May Be Less Than in Past

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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The single-family housing market has taken a long time to fully recover from the Great Recession. While projections for this year show further gains in single-family volume, when will the market get back to “normal,” and what does that “normal” look like?

Let’s start with interest rates. Today’s rates have gone retro (Figure 1)....

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