The 10 Most Popular Insights of 2018

Home Prices, Market Conditions and Natural Disasters Drive Readership

By Molly Boesel Housing Affordability, Natural Hazard, Real Estate

It’s the end of the year, and the time has come to review which topics caught our readers’ attention the most. We’ve crunched the numbers and discovered that industry professionals have been most interested in the value of homes and rental properties this year.

The most-read blog article was the February edition our monthly HPI report, announcing that home prices had risen over 52 percent since hitting bottom. Rental prices also proved to be a popular subject, with readers flocking to a report on the rising state of rental prices, featuring an analysis of 20 metro areas throughout the country. Over all, readers this year were very interested in tracking the recovery of the housing market since the burst of the bubble.

See the full list below to revisit the most popular topics of 2018 and catch up on any insight you might have missed:

  1. Home Price Index Highlights: February 2018
  2. US Single-Family Rents Up 2.7 Percent Year Over Year in March
  3. 2018 Wildfire Season Outpacing 2017
  4. Underwriting Loosening for Conventional Conforming Loans
  5. Overall Mortgage Delinquency Rate Drops to an 11-Year Low
  6. The Foreclosure Rate Is Now Back to Pre-Crisis Levels
  7. House Flipping Reaches a Post-Crash High Across the Nation
  8. Tax Reform: Effect on Home Prices
  9. Forecasts Suggest Homebuyers’ “Typical Mortgage Payment” Could Rise Over 15 Percent This Year
  10. Are We Entering a Home Price Bubble?

Our staff of writers and industry experts have delivered insights at a rapid pace throughout the year, authoring a total of 188 articles in 2018. Our articles address housing policy, market trends, mortgage performance, property valuation, natural hazard risk, insurance and other related topics, all with the goal of providing useful insights that give our readers a better understanding of the industry.

We welcome you to view all of our 2018 articles on CoreLogic Insights. Happy holidays and best wishes for a healthy and successful new year!

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