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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

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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)....

U.S. Economic Outlook: April 2016

Interest Rates Are Low, but Will Rise: Home Mortgage Rates Likely to Go Above 4 Percent Before Year End

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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Interest rates have remained low for a considerable time in the U.S., and it is natural to wonder how much longer we may have such low rates. A partial answer came in mid-December when, after more than seven years of a near zero federal funds interest rate, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark target by one-quarter of a percentage point.

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CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update - The Candidates Start to Weigh In on Housing

April 2016

Faith Schwartz    |    Videos

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Earlier this year I commented on the fact that no presidential candidate was talking about housing.I’m pleased to share that the topic of housing is just starting to get some traction. Hillary Clinton at least has now weighed in with some policy prescriptions, and Bernie Sanders used the Nevada caucuses to remind Hispanic voters of the impact of foreclosures in that...

U.S. Economic Outlook: March 2016

Home Equity Loans Make a Comeback

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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After years of falling volume, home equity lending is making a comeback. For the past two years, origination volumes have been trending sharply higher as more homeowners benefit from home price appreciation and more lenders see opportunity in the loan segment.

During the first nine months of 2015, lenders approved nearly one million new home equity lines of credit...

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