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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...

The Wait is Over

CoreLogic Estimates 2014 Mortgage Originations Ahead of HMDA Release

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

First-Lien Mortgage Origination Purchase Originations Increase in 2014

In mid-September every year, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)1 data for the prior year of mortgage activity is released. This report contains information for lenders and policy makers, including details on mortgage denial rates, borrower and applicant details, mortgage pricing and the level of mortgage originations. The headline figures from the HMDA data include the amount...

July 2015 U.S. National Home Prices Increased 6.9 Percent Year Over Year

Low-Price tier 6.1 Percent Above Pre-Crisis Peak

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

  • U.S. Home prices including distressed sales increased 6.9 percent year over year in July 2015 and remain 6.6 percent below the April 2006 peak.
  • Fifteen states reached new HPI highs.
  • The low price tier is 6.1 percent above its pre-crisis peak.

CoreLogic reported today that national home prices in July 2015 increased 6.9 percent year over year...

Cash Sales Accounted for 32 Percent of All Home Sales in May 2015

Lowest Cash Sales Share Since July 2008

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 31.9 percent of total home sales in May 2015, down from 35.1 percent in May 2014. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making May 2015 the 29th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by 1.7 percentage points in May 2015 compared with April 2015. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share...

The Dodd-Frank Act Turns Five

The Lingering and Lasting Effects
Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series covering the 5-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act.

The Rules

Perhaps the most notable of the rules completed by the CFPB as of 2013 include:...

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