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Here’s What Was On Readers’ Minds in 2016

Loan Payments, Real Estate Prices, Defaults—Even Millennials

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Top 10 blogs

What mattered most to top industry executives this challenging year? One way to get a good read on the topics at the forefront of everyone’s minds in 2016 is to look at the top ten blogs on the CoreLogic Insights page for the year.

The most-read blog, by a wide margin, was one that compared the real cost of owning property across markets from all over the country. In...

Policy Push

Think Tanks and Trade Groups under a Trump Presidency

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

Capital

Policy experts throughout Washington, D.C. spent much of 2016 assuming that a Hillary Clinton presidency was just around the corner. White papers, infographics, and case studies were overwhelmingly aimed at policies and regulations that would fall slightly center-left on the political spectrum, a space the Clinton campaign carved out during much of the primary and general...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: September 2016

Distressed Sales Made Up 7.3 Percent of All Home Sales in September

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type
  • The cash sales share was 31.7 percent in September
  • The distressed sales share fell 2.8 percentage points year over year from September 2015
  • The real estate-owned (REO) sales share in September was the lowest for any month since August 2007

Cash sales accounted for 31.7 percent of total home sales in September 2016, down 1.3 percentage points...

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...

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