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Dollar Volume of Negative Equity Increased $7 Billion from Q3 to Q4 2014

Quarter-Over-Quarter Increase Due to Seasonality

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

According to the latest CoreLogic Equity Report, released today, the nationwide negative equity share increased from 10.4 percent in Q3 2014 to 10.8 percent in Q4 2014, and the number of underwater borrowers (or those in negative equity) increased from 5.2 million to 5.4 million. The total dollar amount of negative equity...

Loan servicing: The Rise of the Non-Bank Servicer

Adapting to the changing marketplace

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy

Seven years removed from the collapse of the housing market, estimates for growth are optimistic; meanwhile, the “act” of originating and servicing a loan continues to evolve. The amendments to the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, addition of the Qualified Mortgage and Ability to Repay rules (QM/ATR) and loan officer compensation rules have changed the...

Cyber Security Galvanizes the 114th

Congress Makes the Most of First 12 Days in Session

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

  • The President’s budget has arrived in the 114th Congress, committee assignments are complete and the policy agenda continues to materialize with each passing week.
  • Cyber security remains the clear front-runner for actionable legislation in the new Congress as committees have conceded jurisdictional debates (for the mean time) and the dialogue to design effective...

National Foreclosure Inventory Down 33 Percent From January 2014

Maine Sees Largest Year-Over-Year State Improvement in Foreclosure Inventory

Shu Chen    |    Mortgage Performance

Today, CoreLogic reported that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 33.2 percent year over year in January 2015 to approximately 549,000 homes, or 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 822,000, or 2.0 percent, in January 2014. This marks 39 months of continuous year-over-year declines in the foreclosure...

Cash Transactions Made Up 35 Percent of All Home Sales in December 2014

Full Year 2014 Cash Sales Share was 2.8 Percentage Points Lower than Full Year 2013

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash sales made up 35.5 percent of total home sales in December 2014, down from 38.5 percent in December 2013. The year-over-year share has fallen each month since January 2013, making December the 24th consecutive month of declines. Month over month, the cash sales share fell by half of a percentage point. Due to seasonality in the housing market, cash sales share comparisons should be made...

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