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The Accuracy of Comparable-Property Data in an Appraisal Report

Appraisal-report comp prices from an MLS generally match public-record sales prices

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

Accuracy of Reported Comparable Prices

One of the many challenges when underwriting a loan is to make sure the appraisal provides a reliable assessment of the collateral’s value. Fortunately, to meet the challenge and to stay compliant in a demanding regulatory environment, appraisal reviewers and underwriters have increasingly incorporated automated appraisal review technology for faster and more cost-effective collateral...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: December 2016

The Cash Sales Share for 2016 Was 32.1 Percent, the Lowest Full-Year Cash Sales Share Since 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type
  • The full-year cash sales share for 2016 was 32.1 percent
  • The cash sales share in December 2016 was 33.1 percent
  • The full-year distressed sales share for 2016 was 8.9 percent

Cash sales accounted for 33.1 percent of total home sales in December 2016, down 1.3 percentage points year over year from December 2015. For the full-year 2016, the cash sales...

Housing Credit Index: Fourth Quarter 2016

Fourth Quarter Originations Exhibit Low Credit Risk, Consistent with the Previous Quarter

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

CoreLogic Overall Housing Credit Index
  • CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) found mortgage loans originated during Q4 2016 continued to exhibit low credit risk compared with the previous quarter and one year earlier. In terms of credit risk, loans originated during Q4 2016 are among the highest-quality home loans originated since the Millennium.
  • The average credit score for...

The State of House Flipping in 2016 – Part II

Texas and Florida Flipping Activities Were Strong in 2016

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Top 20 CBSAs

In Part I of this blog we discussed flipping activity in 2016 – investors buying homes, repairing and selling them within a short period of time for a profit – at the national level. Here we focus on flipping activity at the local metro level for 2016. A flipped property is defined as a property that is bought and sold within twelve months.

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Investors have historically outweighed first home buyers, but the spread in market participation has never been this wide

Cameron Kusher    |    International

percent of total value of housing

Over recent years the level of investor participation in the national housing market has hit historic high levels and at the same time, housing finance commitments to owner occupier first time buyers has shrunk.  As an example, January 2017 housing finance data shows that based on the total value of housing finance commitments, a record-low 7.1% of commitments were to owner occupier first...

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