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Home Price Index Highlights: August 2017

U.S. Home Prices Have Returned to 2006 Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Home Pirce Index
  • The lowest price tier increased 9.4 percent year over year.
  • Home prices forecast to rise 4.7 percent over the next year.
  • Utah and Washington continued to post double-digit year-over-year gains.

National home prices increased 6.9 percent year over year in August 2017, and the index level reached the peak level last seen in April 2006....

Home Price Index Audio Clip: August 2017

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio Blog

The CoreLogic HPI for August 2017 showed that national home prices appreciated 6.9 percent from a year ago, and the CoreLogic home price Forecast reveals an increase of 4.7 percent over the next year. As of August 2017, the HPI is back to the same level as the April 2006 peak, marking the end of an era, at least at the National level. While more than half of the states have either...

Where are Dallas County Residents Buying Homes?

Most Buy in Dallas County, but 22 Percent Buy Elsewhere

Archana Pradhan    |    Housing Trends

Dallas Country

In the last blog on state household mobility, we found that there was more migration from high-cost states, such as California and New York, to more affordable states, such as Florida and Texas, than the other way around. As an example, for every...

Housing Credit Index: Second Quarter 2017

Loans Originated in the Second Quarter Exhibit Higher Credit Risk Than a Year Earlier

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

CoreLogic Housing Credit Index
  • The CoreLogic Housing Credit Index (HCI) shows higher credit risk in Q2 2017 compared with Q2 2016, but it remained within the range exhibited during the early 2000s.
  • The average credit score for all borrowers – purchase and refinance combined – increased year over year from 738 in Q2 2016 to 741 in Q2 2017.
  • The average loan-to-value ratio (LTV) and...

Home Equity Lines of Credit

End-of-Draw Performance Not as Bad as Feared

Matt Cannon    |    Mortgage Performance

One effect of the rapid increase in home prices from 2000 to 2006 was the increased use of home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) as a method for homeowners to extract equity from their properties. HELOCs consist of a “draw period” and a “post-draw period.”  At any time during the draw period, borrowers can borrow up to a specified credit limit, or pay part or all of...

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