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Housing Market Strength in Oil Metros

Equity Position of Texas Oil Metros is Strong

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

Between the fall of 2014 and this spring, oil prices fell 42 percent1 and housing market watchers have been waiting to see what will happen in parts of the U.S. with heavy oil-related employment. The first potential piece of this data came out in April when the state-level employment report showed a month-over-month decrease in employment in Texas and Oklahoma for March...

Most US Housing Market Conditions at Sustainable Levels

Seven Top Markets Overvalued, Four in Texas alone

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

Home prices have continued to rise, though for most markets, at a slower pace. Most markets are still at normal price levels or undervalued, according to the CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators. However, seven of the top 100 metropolitan markets—four in Texas alone— have been identified as being overvalued, up from four markets in October 2014.  

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Second Liens, Bankruptcy and Negative Equity Get Sorted in the Supreme Court

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court released their unanimous decision in the consolidated cases of Bank of America, N.A.  (BAC) v. Caulkett  and...

Negative Equity Decreased by $12 Billion from Q4 2014 to Q1 2015

More Than 1.2 Million Properties Regained Positive Equity Over the Past Year

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

According to the CoreLogic Equity Report, released today, the nationwide negative equity share decreased from 10.8 percent in Q4 2014 to 10.2 percent in Q1 2015, and the number of underwater borrowers (those in negative equity) decreased from 5.4 million to 5.1 million. Negative equity totaled $337.4 billion in Q1 2015,...

Cash Sales Made Up 35 Percent of All Home Sales in March 2015

Florida Has the Highest Cash Sales Share of Any State

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 34.6 percent of total home sales in March 2015, down from 39 percent in March 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making March 2015 the 27th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 2.8 percentage points. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on a...

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