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Mortgage Risk Improves, but Watch for Red Flags

Legacy loans and home price volatility signaling “caution”

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

Bulk of New Foreclosures Starts are Legacy Loans

Mortgage risk performance is improving, but there’s still a ways to go. Two red flags in particular need to be watched by the industry: the major risk still posed by legacy loans, and higher home price correlations across various markets.

First the good news: Mortgage underwriting is relatively tight compared to the early 2000s, and serious delinquencies for recent...

Should Housing Policy Focus on Shelter or Ownership?

That’s the Question as First Time Buyers Hit 30-Year Low

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Is it time for the federal government to widen its view of housing policy beyond its traditional emphasis on homeownership and perhaps embrace a broader concept of “shelter”?

Several recent datapoints could provide support for that argument. Earlier this month, for example, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that first-time...

Houston Update

Signs of Weakness in Sales, But No Signs of Weakness in Mortgage Performance

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Transition Rate Houston Rate Close to 15 year low

Ever since oil prices started collapsing in fall 2014 researchers have looked for signs of weakness in the Houston metropolitan area’s housing market, given the region’s heavy reliance oil-related jobs. The first sign came last week when the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) reported that single-family home sales fell sharply in October 2015 compared with a year earlier...

Demographic Bulge to Drive Long-term Home Sale and Rental Markets

Millennials & Babyboomers Will be Strong Tailwinds Going Forward

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends

large demographic tailwind has arrived

Demographic forces will power housing demand in coming years as the millennial cohorts come into prime ages for forming households and buying first or second homes. The housing market has begun to feel the effects of this trend and the aging of the second largest cohort—the baby boomers.

Census Bureau data shows that during 2014, the largest single-age group of younger...

What’s the Deal with Michigan Foreclosures?

Wayne County auction spikes numbers each September

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

Each September, Wayne County, Mich. (part of the Detroit metropolitan area) puts up for auction tens of thousands of properties whose owners are more than three years behind on their property taxes. The auction is so large that it is apparent in the Michigan and U.S. completed foreclosure numbers. CoreLogic reports foreclosure trends each month, and recently launched an Insights App where...

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