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Cash and Distressed Sales Update: July 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for Just Under 30 Percent of All Home Sales in July

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type
  • The cash sales share fell 1.9 percentage points from July 2015
  • Of total sales in July 2016, distressed sales accounted for 7.2 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 4.3 percent
  • The REO sales share in July was the lowest for any month since July 2007

Cash sales accounted for 29.7 percent of total home sales in July 2016, down...

An Unconstitutional Structure Part I

What You Need to Know About the PHH v. CFPB Decision

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

BACKGROUND TO PHH V CFPB

In November 2014, New Jersey-based mortgage lender PHH Corporation was fined $6.4 million for illegally taking kickbacks in the guise of reinsurance premiums paid by mortgage insurers to one of the company’s subsidiaries. Six months later, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the bureau) Richard...

An Unconstitutional Structure Part II

Industry Reactions to the PHH v. CFPB Decision

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

Pillar

On October 11, a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the single-director structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the bureau) was unconstitutional. The ruling does not replace the director with a board or group of commissioners; instead, it gives the president the power to dismiss the director “at will.” For a...

Six Key Takeaways from the 2015 HMDA Numbers

CoreLogic Origination Estimate Tracks HMDA Closely

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

First Lien Mortgage Originations

The 2015 federal Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) numbers are in and they line up closely with CoreLogic’s estimate of total home loan origination last year[1]. The CoreLogic estimate for single-family first-lien mortgage originations of $1.69 trillion in 2015 was just a hair above HMDA’s $1.64 trillion and...

Earthquake Safety

Drop, Cover and Hold On in the Great ShakeOut

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

The Great ShakeOut

On October 20, 2016, millions of people around the world will Drop, Cover and Hold On as part of the Great ShakeOut1, the largest earthquake drill in history. Several million earthquakes occur globally each year, but most are very small or happen in remote locations.2 Small-to-moderate and large-magnitude earthquakes may be felt in regions close to the...

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