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CoreLogic and the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable host a breakfast event in Washington D.C., April 14, 2015 discussing the state of housing and housing reform.

Faith Schwartz    |    Economic Trends, Housing Trends

I had the pleasure of moderating the first panel at our co-hosted event in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April, 14th.  Refreshing and insightful information was offered by three respected chief economists, including Dr. Frank Nothaft of CoreLogic, Dr. David Crowe of the National Association of Homebuilders and Dr. Nela Richardson of Redfin. Each offered a unique take and perspective on the housing market, a few of which I’ve...

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 27 Percent Year Over Year in February

Florida Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year State Improvement

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Trends

Today CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 27.3 percent year over year in February 2015 to approximately 553,000 homes, or 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 761,000, or 1.9 percent, in February 2014. This marks 40 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the foreclosure inventory, including 25 straight months...

When First Doesn’t Really Mean First

When Third-Party Tax Lenders Jump to the Head of the Line

Mark Liu    |    Mortgage Trends, Valuation

In the event that a homeowner defaults on his or her mortgage loan and the home is to be sold, who would be first in line to receive funds? The obvious answer seems to be the first-lien mortgage holder, right? Well, think again. In some states like Texas and Nevada, others may legally be able to jump to the front of the line in the foreclosure process, bumping even first-lien mortgage holders. One such example is third-party property tax lenders.

Third-party property tax lenders...

Cash Sales Made Up 39 Percent of All Home Sales in January 2015

Share Fell by 2.6 Percentage Points Year Over Year

Molly Boesel

Cash sales made up 38.9 percent of total home sales in January 2015, down from 41.4 percent in January 2014.  The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making January 2015 the 25th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share increased by 3.2 percentage points, which is typical in the month of January. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a year-over-year basis.

The cash...

February 2015 National Home Prices Increased 5.6 Percent from a Year Ago

Colorado Had the Highest Year-Over-Year Appreciation in February

Shu Chen    |    Housing Trends

CoreLogic reported today that February 2015 national home prices increased by 5.6 percent year over year and increased by 1.1 percent month over month. This marks 36 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 5.8 percent year over year from February 2014 and were up 1.5 percent from January 2015. Including distressed sales, prices were still 12.2 percent below the peak hit in April 2006, and...

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