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Return to Cities or Heading for the Hills?

Urban Rebound Causes Large Shift in Lower Credit Borrowers to Seek the Outer Suburbs

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Rising Inner Suburban Prices

American homebuyers are on the move, but maybe not in the direction that most people think. The much-discussed “return to the cities” movement is happening, but from a mortgage industry perspective it may be something of a “head-fake.”

While there is no doubt there’s been an urban rebound in many of America’s cities, it has been driven by...

U.S. Economic Outlook: September 2016

Multifamily Mortgage Lending at All-Time High - 2016 On Track to Set New Dollar-Volume Record

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog


 

A comparison of the rental apartment industry with the single-family home sector is like a tale of two cities. The rental market continues to show historic strength while single-family housing activity remains subpar. Rental vacancy rates are at 30-year lows, rents are up, and apartment property values are at new highs. These robust fundamentals, coupled with...

Escrow Overcharges and Delayed Refunds Can Lead to Increased CFPB Complaints

Refunds from escrow accounts are Granger-causing CFPB complaints

Dingxi Qiu    |    Mortgage Performance

Relationship between CRFP complaints

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) complaints are difficult to track and address, but they can potentially cause significant reputational damage to mortgage lenders and servicers if common issues in the complaints are not handled properly. Using CoreLogic tax servicing data to evaluate the reasons for CFPB complaints, we found that the number of overpayment-related escrow account...

Distressed Sales Update: May 2016

Distressed Sales Accounted for 8 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in May 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Of total sales in May 2016, distressed sales accounted for 8.4 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 5.4 percent
  • The REO sales share was 22.5 percentage points below its peak of 27.9 percent in January 2009
  • Distressed sales shares fell in most states, including the oil markets

Distressed sales, which include REO and short...

Health of the Housing Market in the Top 100 Cities – Part I

21 Markets Overvalued Based on Fundamental Factors of Price-to-Income and Price-to-Rent

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

HPI at National level

Talking about housing bubbles usually raises questions, concerns and eyebrows. However, for the past several years, home prices have continued to rise throughout the country, with many markets close to or above previous peak levels observed in the 2005-2006 bubble years. At the national level, Figure 1 shows that home prices have increased roughly 40 percent, according to the CoreLogic Home...

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