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U.S. Economic Outlook: May 2017

Mortgage Market Evolves: More Purchase & HELOCs, Less Refinances: Less single-family refinance in 2017 as mortgage rates remain higher than a year ago

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Mortgage originations are affected by economic growth and the level of mortgage rates.  Economic growth is expected to be stronger in 2017 than last year, which creates jobs, income, and additional construction, each of which supports purchase-mortgage lending.  However, higher mortgage rates work in the opposite direction: as mortgage loans become more expensive,...

Highest and Lowest Risk U.S. Housing Markets as of Q1 2017

Market Health Indicator Flags Nine Markets As High Risk, Six in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends, Property Valuation

High-Market Risk Metros

Home prices have continued to rise, though for many markets, at a slower pace. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health Indicator. However, nine of the top 100 metro markets – six in Florida alone – have been identified as high-risk markets.

The CoreLogic Market Health Indicator evaluates whether individual markets...

Comp Prices Often Exceed Subject Property Prices in Appraisals

Price Adjustment on Higher-Valued Comps Are Frequently Small and Downwardly Rigid

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

Price Distribution of Comp Transactions

A previous blog reported that appraisals are often identical to or exceed the contract price. In it, the analysis showed that nine out of 10 appraisals were either at the contract...

California Million-Dollar Home Sales Climb to a Q1 Peak as Stocks Soar

Luxury Sales Hit Highs While Sub-$500,000 Deals Dip to a 9-Year Low

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

CA $2M + Home Sales Hits Q1 Record

As many Californians struggled to gain a foothold in homeownership early this year, a surging stock market and other forces lifted sales of $1 million-plus homes to the highest level ever for a first quarter.  

The number of California homes that sold for $1 million or more totaled 10,562 during the January-through-March period, up 11.7 percent year over year and the highest on...

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on the Changing Risk in Oklahoma

What a Difference a Year Makes

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Number of Earthquakes M3.0 or Higher Per Year in OK

For nearly the past decade, the growing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has gained widespread attention. As described in the CoreLogic Insights Blog Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on Oklahoma, it has been...

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