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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

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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

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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...

National Foreclosure Inventory Falls Year Over Year in March

North Dakota Was the Only State to Post an Increase in Foreclosure Inventory

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Inventory
  • The foreclosure inventory fell 23 percent year over year in March 2016.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 19 percent year over year in March 2016.
  • All states except North Dakota and West Virginia had a decrease in the serious delinquency rate, but the increase was minimal for each of these states.

The national foreclosure inventory...

U.S. Economic Outlook: May 2016

Single-family Housing: Entering a ‘New Normal?': Purchase Lending To Dominate; Sales ‘Turnover’ May Be Less Than in Past

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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The single-family housing market has taken a long time to fully recover from the Great Recession. While projections for this year show further gains in single-family volume, when will the market get back to “normal,” and what does that “normal” look like?

Let’s start with interest rates. Today’s rates have gone retro (Figure 1)....

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