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U.S. Economic Outlook: August 2016

Americans Are Keeping Their Homes Longer - Home Sellers in 2015 Had Owned Their Homes for 10 years

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog

Buying a home is an important decision and one that incurs large transaction costs – financing charges, moving expenses, recordation and settlement fees are just some of the costs. Because of these, buyers generally plan to own their home for many years.

Prior to the Great Recession and home-price crash, the typical length of ownership had been fairly...

U.S. Housing Policy Update: August 2016

Examining the Party Platforms

Terry Theologides    |    Housing Policy, Videos

US Housing Policy Update August 2016


Now that Congress has gone home and the country is in the thick of the political convention season, this month we’d like to take a look at what the parties and their presidential nominees have to say about housing policy.

To be candid, so far, housing has not rated as a first-tier issue for either party. Discussion of housing...

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

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog

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

Frank Nothaft June Video Clip

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...

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