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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...

CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update

Rural Housing: A Growing Mortgage Market Flying Under the Radar

Faith Schwartz    |    Videos

Schwartz Video Play Button

The rural housing market doesn’t get much respect—or at least much attention. But it should for two reasons: first because it serves as a laboratory for cutting edge affordable housing techniques, and second because it benefits a huge swath of the country: about 80 percent of all land area and about 20 percent of the country’s population.

The U.S....

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearings on Consumer Finance Regulations

Laying the Groundwork for the Next Administration

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

Capital

Since the last election cycle, the Senate’s Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee has been one of the least active committees in Congress. From October 2015 through March of this year, the full committee held only a half dozen hearings, three of which were to address the backlog of executive nominations that had piled up over the previous years. Therefore, it was quite a...

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