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Distressed Sales Accounted for 9 Percent of Homes Sold Nationally in June 2015

REO Share is the Lowest Since September 2007

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Distressed Sales as Percentage of Total Sales
  • Distressed sales were 9.4 percent of total sales in June 2015, with REO Sales making up 6 percent of total sales.
  • Florida has the largest share of distressed sales at 21 percent.
  • Only North Dakota and the District of Columbia are close to their pre-crisis distressed sales shares.

Distressed sales—real estate-owned (REO) and short...

CoreLogic U.S. Economic Outlook- September 2015

Household Formation Bolsters Housing Recovery

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends, Videos

A stronger pace of household formation has been a missing ingredient needed to bolster the housing recovery. Household formation, which refers to an individual, couple, group or family that forms their own independent living quarters, had been running at very low levels since 2007 but has recently accelerated.

The rate of household formation is affected by two primary...

Foreclosure Inventory Falls 28 Percent in July 2015

Foreclosure Inventory is 70 Percent Below Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The foreclosure inventory fell 27.9 percent year over year in July 2015.
  • The seriously delinquent inventory fell 23.0 percent year over year in July 2015.
  • Only two states and the District of Columbia had year-over-year increases in foreclosure inventory.

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FHA Refinance More Than Doubled in First Half of 2015

FHA-to-FHA refinances surpass FHA-to-conventional for the first time since October 2013

Kristine Yao    |    Mortgage Performance

FHA refinance originations in the first half of 2015 have more than doubled year-over-year. The dollar volume of loans rose sharply from $19.0 billion in the first half of 2014 to $51.8 billion in the first half of 2015, more than a 150 percent increase. In contrast, FHA purchase originations increased by less than 50 percent over the same period, from $51.6 billion to $75.1...

State of Play with GSE Risk Share...

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Market Overview Current State

Despite being in conservatorship since 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (GSEs), have remained a significant force in the residential and multifamily housing market. The collective strength of the GSEs and their continued importance to the national housing finance system has resulted in efforts to expand their risk sharing initiatives, in order to minimize exposure both internally and to...

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