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Housing Credit Index: Third Quarter 2016

Loans Originated in The Third Quarter Were Higher in Credit Quality Than One Year Ago

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Overall Housing Credit Index
  • CoreLogic’s Housing Credit Index (HCI) found mortgage loans originated during the third quarter of 2016 continued to exhibit low credit risk versus the previous quarter and one year earlier.
  • The average credit score for homebuyers increased 5 points between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016, rising from 734 to 739.
  • The average DTI...

There is a Comeback of Occupancy Fraud … In Reverse

A new twist in mortgage fraud trend

Willa Wei    |    Mortgage Performance

Traditional occupancy fraud occurs when mortgage applicants deliberately misrepresent their intended use of a property, typically for more attractive financing terms. Investment properties may have lower maximum loan amounts, higher interest rates and higher fees. These differences may motivate a borrower to falsely claim an investment property will be owner-occupied. However, there is a...

Big Changes with a New Administration and a New Congress?

Getting to 60 may be the Core Question

Stuart Pratt    |    Housing Policy, Videos

Stuart Pratt December Video

Blog originally published on November 30. Updated with a companion video on December 15.


 

The incoming Trump Administration and Republican-controlled Congress have important housing policy questions to consider. And to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, what we have so early after the election is a case of the known knowns and known...

Foreclosure Report Highlights: October 2016

Distressed Homes Inventory 79 Percent Below Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory Cont to Shrink
  • The October 2016 foreclosure inventory was 79 percent below the January 2011 peak.
  • The inventory of mortgages in serious delinquency fell 24.8 percent year over year in October 2016.
  • Only Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming experienced a year-over-year increase in the serious delinquency rate.

The national foreclosure inventory – the number...

U.S. Economic Outlook: December 2016

Peering into 2017: The Outlook for U.S. Housing and Mortgage Markets - Home Prices Projected Up 5%, Rent Up 3%, and Purchase and HELOC Originations Up

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Frank Nothaft Video Blog


 

Economic growth will be a primary factor affecting the housing market in 2017. The latest projections show a consensus that the economy will grow between 2 and 2¼ percent next year.[1] With this as a backdrop, here are five features to look for in next year’s housing...

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