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Cash Sales Made Up 38 Percent of All Home Sales in February 2015

The Cash Share of Sales Has Decreased 9 Percentage Points from Peak

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 37.9 percent of total home sales in February 2015, down from 40.6 percent in February 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making February 2015 the 26th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 1 percentage point. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made on...

Number of Loans in Foreclosure Lowest Since December 2007

Judicial States Account for Nearly Three-Quarters of Loans in Foreclosure

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

CoreLogic reported today that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 25.7 percent year over year in March 2015 to approximately 542,000 homes, or 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage. This marks 41 months of consecutive year-over-year declines, as shown in Figure 1. Also in March 2015, the 12-month sum of completed...

CoreLogic and Urban Institute Seminar Explores Mortgage Servicing Issues

Current State and Future Trends

Faith Schwartz    |    Mortgage Performance

CoreLogic and the Urban Institute recently co-hosted a discussion that delved into the current issues facing loan servicing and how those issues impact multiple aspects of the residential housing finance ecosystem.

Why are we still talking about residential mortgage loan servicing

Ten years ago, it would be hard to imagine many people knowing the...

March 2015 National Home Prices Increased 5.9 Percent from a Year Ago

Low-End Home Prices Nearing 2006 Peak Level

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

CoreLogic reported today that March 2015 national home prices increased by 5.9 percent year over year and increased by 2 percent month over month. This marks 37 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased by 6.1 percent year over year from March 2014 and were up by 2 percent from February 2015....

Locating Home Price Risk with the CoreLogic Home Price Index Forecasts Stress-Testing Scenarios

David Stiff    |    Mortgage Performance, Property Valuation

Bank and bank holding company stress tests rigorously assess financial institutions’ capital adequacy, including the development and maintenance of effective loss-estimation methodologies. This is mandated by the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) and the Dodd-Frank Act. Home Price Index (HPI) supervisory scenarios are specified for the entire...

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