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Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on the Pacific Northwest

The Triple Threat of the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Maiclaire Bolton    |    Natural Hazard Risk


It was a cold, dark, wintery night in 1700 when the ground shook violently for several minutes during one of the largest earthquakes the world has ever experienced. This massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake ruptured the full length of the Cascadia subduction zone – a 1,000-kilometer (600-mile) long off-shore fault paralleling the west coast of North America, extending from mid-Vancouver...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: August 2016

Cash Sales Accounted for 31 Percent of All Home Sales in August

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

  • The cash sales share fell 1.5 percentage points from August 2015
  • Of total sales in August 2016, distressed sales accounted for 7.3 percent and real estate-owned (REO) sales accounted for 4.6 percent
  • The REO sales share in August was the lowest for any month since August 2007

Cash sales accounted for 31.1 percent of total home sales in August...

FHA Reforms Bringing New Risks as Well as Rewards

Easing restrictions should drive increased volume, but spot loans will challenge insurance fund stability

Jacqueline Doty    |    Housing Policy


Now that President Obama has signed Federal Housing Administration condominium reforms into law, it is time to make a clear-eyed assessment of the risks and rewards that HR 3700 will bring.

It’s great that Congress has acted to ease regulations that made FHA condo loans more difficult to get. But are the proposed rules being discussed during the current comment period the...

Stay One Step Ahead in the Housing Market

CoreLogic 10-city composite Pending Price Index reveals home price change would remain flat in October and November

Bin He    |    Property Valuation


A home price index (HPI) is a vital tool for understanding valuation and risk trends in real estate markets. CoreLogic offers both the CoreLogic HPI® and the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index® (CSI). Both proprietary indexes are highly trusted, widely respected and accepted valuation benchmarks. Since it takes time to record transactions, collect data and produce indexes, there is...

Symposium on Housing Finance

CoreLogic Hosts 4th Annual Data, Demand and Demographics

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy


On November 2, 2016, CoreLogic and the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center hosted the fourth annual Data, Demand and Demographics: A Symposium on Housing Finance. The daylong event featured a number of notable keynote speakers and in-depth panel discussions. These included presentations on urban development, inclusionary housing, mortgage investment, and...

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