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How Have Homeowners’ Incomes Changed Over Time?

A Homeowner Income Index Shows Some Surprising Results

Kathryn Dobbyn    |    Housing Trends

Income inequality and wage stagnation have garnered greater attention in the backdrop of the continuing recovery from The Great Recession. These issues been addressed by the national news media, Notably economists and politicians, and at some length here at CoreLogic. It was during the course of one of these internal discussions that questions arose regarding the nature of incomes and homeowners. How have the incomes of homebuyers and homeowners changed over time? Are the incomes of...

At Current Rate of Decline, Cash Sales Share Should Reach Pre-Crisis Levels in 2017

Cash Sales Made Up 35 Percent of Total Home Sales in October 2014

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 35.5 percent of total home sales in October 2014, down from 38.7 percent in October 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making October the 22nd consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share ticked up by half of a percentage point, as is typical for the fall and winter months. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year basis. The peak...

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 35.5 Percent Year Over Year in November 2014

Utah Sees Largest Improvement in Foreclosure Rate From a Year Ago

Shu Chen    |    Mortgage Trends

Today, CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 35.5 percent year over year in November 2014 to approximately 567,000 homes, or 1.5 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 880,000, or 2.2 percent, in November 2013. This marks 37 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the inventory of foreclosed homes, including 22 straight months of declines greater than 20 percent. Also in November, the...

2014 Housing on the Hill: Policies in Passing or a Way of Life?

Reflecting on the Past Year in Housing Policy

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

Housing market participants were in a consumption phase throughout 2014 when it came to regulatory and policy guidance; digesting, interpreting, re-interpreting and implementing lengthy regulations to remain compliant and operationally sound. The Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule (ATR/QM) and National Mortgage Servicing Rules became effective in early January, legislative amendments were made to Biggert – Waters, modifying features of the National Flood Insurance Program...

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

Negative Equity Decreases In All But Seven States

Shu Chen    |    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 $338 billion in Q3 2014. Quarter over quarter, all but seven states exhibited decreases in negative...

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