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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...

FHA Premium Pricing

How Consumers Are Winning

Stuart Quinn    |    Housing Policy

The Administration’s housing policy announcements continue to modify parts of the engine of the mortgage housing finance system. On January 8, 2015, the President delivered a speech in Arizona alongside Julian Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announcing a half percentage point reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA)...

Despite Stable Mortgage Application Fraud Levels, HELOC Fraud Risk Appears To Be Rising

Equity Unlocks Latest Trend in Mortgage Application Fraud

Xiaolin Tan    |    Mortgage Performance

By and large, across the twelve loan segments the CoreLogic Mortgage Application Fraud Index monitors, the sources and frequency of mortgage fraud have transitioned post-crisis to their current state of continued recovery. An exception is HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit) fraud risk which has been on the rise in parallel with the growth in home equity lending levels over the past eighteen...

How Have Homeowners’ Incomes Changed Over Time?

A Homeowner Income Index Shows Some Surprising Results

Kathryn Dobbyn    |    Mortgage Performance

Income inequality and wage stagnation have garnered greater attention in the backdrop of the continuing recovery from The Great Recession. These issues been addressed by the national news media, Notably economists and politicians, and at some length here at CoreLogic. It was during the course of one of these internal discussions that questions arose regarding the nature of incomes and...

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