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How Much is Left to Refinance?

Most Mortgages Have Rates Close to or Below Current Market Rates

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Current Mortgage Rates of Active Loans

With Mortgage rates expected to rise this year[1] what will happen with refinancing? How much is left to refinance?

CoreLogic tracks the current interest rates on outstanding mortgages in its servicer-contributed database. The accompanying chart shows the share of outstanding mortgages by interest rate bucket for both the...

Far Fewer Low Credit Score Applicants Than Before Housing Crisis

If Credit Underwriting Has Tightened, Why Have Denial Rates Fallen?

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Compared with a decade ago, single-family home-purchase originations have declined significantly. There were 11.7 million loan applications for single-family home-purchase mortgages in 2005, which plunged to 3.6 million in 2011 (lowest in the decade), and rose to 4.6 million in 2014. The decline in number of applications from 2005’s peak to 2014 represents an overall drop of 60 percent...

The San Andreas – Locked, Loaded and Ready to Go

Seismologist warns the “Big One” is Imminent

Susan Williams    |    Insurance

San Andreas Fault

In his recent keynote at the National Earthquake Conference, Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center declared that, “The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. In particular, the southern San Andreas fault looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go.” The San Andreas Fault system is the boundary between the...

Cash Shares In 2016 On Track To Be Lowest Since 2008

Cash Sales Accounted for 36 Percent of All Home Sales in February 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type

Cash sales accounted for 35.7 percent of total home sales in February 2016, down 2.5 percentage points year over year from 38.1 percent in February 2015. On a month-over-month basis, the cash sales share increased by 0.1 percentage point in February 2016 compared with January 2015. For the first two months of 2016, the cash sales share averaged 35.6 percent, the lowest start to any year...

They Don’t Build Them Like They Used To

A Comparison of Three Residential Constructions

James Siebers    |    Property Valuation

The evolution of building materials has made the newly constructed homes better able to withstand elements like wear and tear and weather. Man-made materials, improved insulation, smartphone thermostats, open layouts, bigger closets and three-car garages make the new homes more energy-efficient and conducive to a modern family’s lifestyle. But to some folks, the charm of an older...

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