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How Rising Interest Rates Can Decrease Affordability More Than Home Price Increases

CoreLogic ‘Typical Mortgage Payment' Index Measures Relative Affordability Over Time

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

National Homebuyers Typical Mortgage Payments

Rising home prices and relatively stagnant wage growth have combined to create affordability headwinds for many Americans. Until recently, however, historically low mortgage interest rates have been one of the few tailwinds helping the average homebuyer. But what will happen now that rates are rising again?

One way to measure the impact of inflation, interest rates and home prices on...

Who Are the Geographic Influencers for Fraud Risk?

California and Maryland are strongest influencers of National Fraud Risk

Bret Fortenberry    |    Mortgage Performance

Top 3 CBSAs trend compared to National trend

CoreLogic has determined the regions of the U.S. that have the highest correlation with the National Mortgage Fraud Risk index, based on a tracking score1.  The regions that are most highly correlated with fraud risk are areas that will be the best predictors of nationwide mortgage fraud.  In fact, one can look at a few highly correlated regions to predict fraud risk on a...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: May 2017

Foreclosure Rate Nearing Pre-Crisis Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • Early-stage delinquencies hovering around 17-year lows
  • The current-to 30-day transition rate edged down in May 2017 from a year earlier
  • New York had the highest delinquency rate of the largest metro areas

In May 2017, 4.5 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 5.3 percent a year...

Jumbo Loans Cheaper than Conforming Loans

2017 Jumbo Loans: Full Doc and Made to Prime Credits

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

Average Interest Rates and Loan Amount

Large-balance mortgage loans are not only for wealthy homebuyers but also for middle-income borrowers in high-cost areas. Also known as ‘jumbo’ loans, historically these loans had a higher interest rate than conforming loans. However, since mid-2013 a jumbo loan has been cheaper to borrow than a conforming mortgage loan, by an average of 21 basis points during the first quarter of...

Home Price Index Highlights: June 2017

Lower-Cost Homes Only Segment to Surpass Pre-Crisis Price Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Home Price Insights
  • Home prices forecast to rise 5.2 percent over the next year.
  • Adjusting for inflation, home prices are still 16.2 percent below their peak.
  • Home prices have risen 48.6 percent since the trough in home prices in March 2011

National home prices increased 6.7 percent year over year in June 2017, while an analysis of the...

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