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FHA-to-Conventional Refinancing is a Bright Spot in the Mortgage Market

An Estimated 250,000 Expected to Refinance from FHA to Conventional in 2017

Sam Khater    |    Housing Policy

FHA to Conventional Refi is Elevated

Most of the attention surrounding the higher mortgage rate environment has been on the negative impact on the mortgage refinance market. However, that overlooks the fact that there are reasons a borrower may want to refinance in a modestly higher rate environment. For example, borrowers who have built sufficient home equity may want to cash-out some equity or refinance out of FHA to...

U.S. Housing Policy Update: March 2017

Condo Lending

Jacqueline Doty    |    Videos

Jacquie Doty Video Blog


 

CoreLogic has taken a look at the state of condominium lending. Where things stand now… what's changing and what’s not…or at least not changing fast enough for some participants.

Through November of 2016, lending for condo purchases was running at an annual rate of $74 billion, or 8 percent of total purchase originations....

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: November 2016

The Cash Sales Share Was 32.4 Percent in November 2016 and 14 Percentage Points Below Its Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

cash sales share by sale type
  • The cash sales share was 32.4 percent in November 2016
  • The cash sales share was 14.2 percentage points below the peak level reached in January 2011
  • The distressed sales share fell 4.3 percentage points year over year from November 2015

Cash sales accounted for 32.4 percent of total home sales in November 2016, down 4.5 percentage points year...

Purchase Mortgages, High LTVs May Up Fraud Risk in 2017

2016 Ends With Increase in National Fraud Index

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

National Mortgage Origination Fraud Index

Mortgage fraud has been relatively low since strong lending controls were spurred in the aftermath of the financial crisis. But there are trends we expect to emerge in 2017 that may change that outlook, and the level of risk, significantly.

At the end of the fourth quarter, the CoreLogic Fraud Index rose to 122, matching its highest level from three years ago (the baseline of 100...

SoCal Caps 2016 with Steady Home Price Growth and Modest Sales Gain

Some Areas Appear Modestly “Overvalued” Relative to Incomes

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

SoCal Counties YOY Change in Home Prices

Southern California’s housing market closed 2016 with the highest median sale price in nine years, continued steady price growth, slightly higher full-year sales than in 2015, record luxury sales, and lower levels of investor purchases and distressed sales. But inventory remained tight, exacerbating the affordability crunch, and there were stronger signs of a disconnect between home...

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