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Measuring Real Estate Portfolio Risk Relative to the Housing Market

The Application of the Capital Asset Pricing Model in Residential Real Estate Markets

Bin He    |    Housing Policy, Property Valuation

Measuring the risk level in a portfolio of real estate assets relative to the overall market is challenging because there are many factors that need to be accounted for, such as the appreciation of the housing market, the correlation of various geographic areas and the geographic concentration of the portfolio.

“Beta” is a metric derived from the Capital Asset Pricing...

Cash Transactions Made Up 36 Percent of All Home Sales in November 2014

Michigan Had the Highest Cash Sales Share of Any State in November

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 36.1 percent of total home sales in November 2014, down from 38.8 percent in November 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making November the 23rd consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share ticked up by half of a percentage point, as is typical for the fall and winter months. Due to seasonality in the housing...

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 34 Percent Year Over Year in December 2014

Utah Experienced Largest State Improvement in Foreclosure Inventory From a Year Ago

Shu Chen    |    Mortgage Performance

Today, CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 34.3 percent year over year in December 2014 to approximately 552,000 homes, or 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 840,000, or 2.1 percent, in December 2013. This marks 38 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the inventory of foreclosed...

2014 Home Prices Increased 7.4 Percent for the Year

Colorado Had the Highest Year-Over-Year Appreciation in December

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

Today CoreLogic reported that December 2014 national home prices increased by 5 percent year over year, and decreased 0.1 percent month over month. This marks 34 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices also increased 4.9 percent year over year from December 2013 and were up 0.1 percent from November 2014....

Ability-to-Leverage Drives Foreclosure Risk

Despite A Static Homeownership Rate Last Five Decades, Default Risk Exponentially Higher

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

Leverage is known to play an important role in loan default, but while theoretical research on leverage exists; to our knowledge there has been virtually no long-term data driven empirical analysis on the impact of leverage on residential foreclosure. We assembled data from various sources to fill that void and examine the role leverage plays in mortgage foreclosures over the last five...

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