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Home Price Index Audio Clip: May 2017

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio Blog May 2017

The CoreLogic HPI for May 2017 showed that national home prices appreciated 6.6 percent from a year ago and were just 1.5 percent below the 2006 peak. Prices are expected to increase 5.3 percent over the next year. Lower-priced homes increased 9.4 percent in May, outpacing the overall market. This is the only price segment to surpass its pre-crisis peak. At the state level, 30 states,...

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Floods: Oh, My!

Congress Advances Legislation to Reauthorize FEMA

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

“Since 1989, the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] alone has obligated almost $200 billion for over 1300 major presidentially declared disasters,” stated Representative Lou Barletta (R-PA-11) during a recent committee markup session, as he introduced ...

U.S. Housing Policy Outlook: June 2017

Appraisal Industry Reform in Washington, D.C.

Stuart Pratt    |    Videos

Stuart Pratt June 2017 Video Blog

As the 115th Congress continues to debate a wide range of fiscal and public policy priorities this summer, the issue of housing finance reform at large remains on the congressional to-do list. Part of that reform includes examining the future state of the appraisal industry. Of course, at CoreLogic, we care deeply about any reforms in this space because we are proud...

Ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season?

June, Too Soon…

Susan Williams    |    Insurance

Residential Hurricane Exposure by Coastal Region

*Tom Larsen co-authored this blog.

You may be familiar with the old hurricane season mnemonic;

  • June – Too Soon (first month)
  • July – Standby (for any news of a storm)
  • August – You must (prepare in case a storm comes)
  • September – Remember (to standby)
  • October – It’s...

Escrow vs. Non-Escrow Mortgages: The Trend is Clear

Escrow accounts increasingly more popular among Borrowers and Lenders

Dominique Lalisse    |    Housing Trends

Penetration of escrow accounts by State

For the past several years there has been a strong push in the mortgage servicing industry to move borrowers to mortgage escrow accounts. A recent analysis by CoreLogic shows that currently almost 80 percent of all borrowers are paying their taxes (and insurance) through escrow accounts. This represents an increase of 900 basis points in the rate over the past six years.

However,...

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