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Distressed Sales Accounted for 10 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in September 2015

Most States Had Lower Distressed Sales Compared With a Year Ago

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Distressed sales were 9.7 percent and REO sales were 6.4 percent of total sales in September 2015
  • Maryland still on top with the largest share of distressed sales among all states at 20.7 percent
  • Distressed sales share should reach pre-crisis level in 2018

Distressed sales, which include real estate-owned properties (REOs) and short sales,...

National Home Prices 7 Percent Below Pre-Crisis Peak

Low-End Home Prices Now 4 Percent Above Pre-Crisis Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.8 percent year over year in October 2015 and remain 6.8 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Colorado had the largest year-over-year HPI growth.
  • The low-price tier increased faster than all other price tiers and is now 3.8 percent above its pre-crisis peak.

National home prices increased 6.8...

2016 Could Reach Highest Fraud Risk Since Crisis

Largest increases expected in historically lower-risk metropolitan areas

Bret Fortenberry    |    Mortgage Performance

Industry professionals agree that mortgage origination fraud activity peaked between 2005 and 2008, period that offered unprecedented opportunities to manipulate the system, contributing to the boom and following bust. Through increased regulation, better controls and tighter lending guidelines, we have experienced a strong reversal, with very low fraud rates in the last several years. As we...

Nominal HPI Expected to Return to Peak in Mid-2017

Real HPI Will Take Longer to Regain Losses

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

The CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) reported monthly is measured in nominal terms, meaning that it is not adjusted for inflation. The accompanying chart shows the cumulative price movement since the inception of price declines for both the nominal HPI and the inflation-adjusted (or real) HPI1 and the time in years since the first decrease in the indices. As of September 2015 the...

California October Home Sales Downshift

Sales Dip Month to Month; Inch up Year Over Year

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

California Home Sales During October Each Year

After a strong summer, California home sales weakened a bit in October, the likely result of inventory and affordability constraints, mainly.

An estimated 39,191 new and existing houses and condominiums sold statewide in October 2015. That was down 4.1 percent from 40,879 sales in September 2015 and up 2.3 percent from 38,305 sales in October 2014, CoreLogic public records data...

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