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Housing Credit Index: Third Quarter 2017

Loans Originated in the Third Quarter Exhibit Higher Credit Risk Than a Year Earlier

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The CoreLogic Housing Credit Index (HCI) shows higher credit risk in Q3 2017 compared with Q3 2016, but it remained within the range exhibited during the early 2000s.
  • The average credit score for all borrowers – purchase and refinance combined – slightly dropped year over year from 743 in Q3 2016 to 742 in Q3 2017.
  • The average loan-to-value ratio (LTV)...

Home Price Winners and Losers

A Deeper Look at the CoreLogic HPI Shows Some Losers Can Be Big Winners

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Since the U.S. began recovering from the home-price bust in 2006, economists have used the peak-to-current change in prices as a measure of recovery in markets. However, the peak-to-current change hyper-focuses on economic losses for those who bought at the peak. What about consumers who bought homes while prices were at the bottom of the cycle? If someone was lucky enough to buy as a market...

Health of the Housing Market as of Q3 2017

Sixteen Markets Signal High Risk, Ten in Florida Alone

Bin He    |    Housing Trends

Home prices continued to rise in many markets in Q3 2017, reflecting rising buyer demand and a low for-sale inventory. Most markets are still healthy or have relatively low risk, according to the CoreLogic Market Health Indicator. However, 16 of the top 100 metro markets – ten in Florida alone – have been identified as high-risk markets.

The CoreLogic Market Health...

Loan Performance Insights Report Highlights: September 2017

Impact of Hurricanes Evident in September Delinquency Numbers

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • Early-stage delinquencies increased from a year ago
  • The current- to 30-day transition rate rose sharply from year ago
  • Houston and Miami posted large increases in delinquencies in September following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria 

In September 2017, 5 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, down from 5.2 percent a...

Spotting and Stopping Identity Fraud in the Rental Property Market

A Challenging Problem that Demands a Technology-Driven Solution

Irina Kovach    |    Housing Trends

Basic Types of Fraud

With the frequency of data breaches, media reports of stolen identities, and advice on protecting your personal information, it’s easy to forget that identity theft victims are just one of many who lose in identity-related crimes. Anyone who inadvertently accepts falsified identity information becomes a victim as well—and the costs can be staggering.

Because CoreLogic®...

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