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The Two Year Reduction in Natural Hazard Damage

A Long-Term Trend?

Tom Jeffery    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Natural hazards continue to pose a significant risk to properties in the United States and abroad. As we near the close of 2014, it is important to take time to consider the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred this past year, and to leverage that analysis to increase the understanding of and mitigation against significant hazard risk across the U.S. and around the...

November National Home Prices Increased 5.5 Percent from a Year Ago

CoreLogic Data Indicates Leveling off of Price Appreciation

Shu Chen    |    Property Valuation

CoreLogic reported today that November 2014 national home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 5.5 percent year over year and by 0.1 percent month over month. This marks the 33rd month of consecutive year-over-year increases in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI). Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 5.3 percent from November 2013 and were up 0.3 percent...

The 2015 Housing Outlook

Economic Fundamentals Finally Back in the Driver’s Seat

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

  • The U.S. economy is picking up steam, as strong employment growth is exhibited within the first-time homebuyer age group.
  • Home sales will increase by 9 percent in 2015, housing starts are expected to grow 14 percent and home price growth is expected to moderate.
  • Markets with the highest home price appreciation reflect fundamental strengths of their economies,...

What’s an Acceptable Level of Mortgage Default?

Vintage Year Analysis Reveals Room to Loosen Underwriting

Molly Boesel    |    Mortgage Performance

There will always be some amount of delinquency in the mortgage market, but what is an acceptable level? At its worst during the housing crisis, the serious delinquency (SDQ)1 rate was 8.6 percent in February 2010. Recently, CoreLogic reported that there were 1.6 million SDQ mortgages in the U.S.—a rate of 4.2 percent of all active mortgages. Overall, the SDQ rate is on the...

A Ripple, Not a Wave

Predicting the Impact from Future HELOC Loan Resets

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

The surge in mortgage debt during the mid-2000s was partly fueled by an increase in home equity lines of credit (HELOC) loans as borrowers took advantage of the rapid run-up in home prices to extract equity. Borrowers tapped home equity to supplement their incomes to provide an additional source of liquidity. Part of the reason for the soaring popularity of HELOCs was that unlike the...

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