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Home Price Index Audio Clip: November 2017

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio Blog

The CoreLogic HPI for November 2017 showed that national home prices appreciated 7 percent from a year ago, and the CoreLogic home price forecast shows an increase of 4.2 percent over the next year. Washington state, Nevada, Utah and Idaho all posted double-digit gains. Nevada, once the poster child for the housing crisis, has been in the list of top three states for home price...

What Caught the Attention Our Readers in 2017

Home Prices, Credit Availability and the Economy Drive Readership

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

The numbers are in and our readers have spoken. We tallied up the readership on our top 10 most-read CoreLogic Insights blogs and found that top industry executives were very focused on the health of the real estate market, both nationally and in specific markets across the country this year.

The most-read blog, by a wide margin, was a text mining analysis of public listing information...

Homebuyers’ “Typical Mortgage Payment” Up 11 Percent Year Over Year

Forecasts Suggest a 13 Percent Gain Over the Next Year

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

Andrew LePage Blog Post

The U.S. housing market has logged annual home-price gains over 6 percent in recent months, heightening affordability concerns. But price gains are only part of the challenge for homebuyers, who face mortgage payments that have risen about 11 percent over the past year because of higher mortgage rates.

One way to measure the impact of inflation, mortgage rates and home prices on...

Housing Credit Index: Third Quarter 2017

Loans Originated in the Third Quarter Exhibit Higher Credit Risk Than a Year Earlier

Archana Pradhan    |    Mortgage Performance

  • The CoreLogic Housing Credit Index (HCI) shows higher credit risk in Q3 2017 compared with Q3 2016, but it remained within the range exhibited during the early 2000s.
  • The average credit score for all borrowers – purchase and refinance combined – slightly dropped year over year from 743 in Q3 2016 to 742 in Q3 2017.
  • The average loan-to-value ratio (LTV)...

Home Price Winners and Losers

A Deeper Look at the CoreLogic HPI Shows Some Losers Can Be Big Winners

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

Since the U.S. began recovering from the home-price bust in 2006, economists have used the peak-to-current change in prices as a measure of recovery in markets. However, the peak-to-current change hyper-focuses on economic losses for those who bought at the peak. What about consumers who bought homes while prices were at the bottom of the cycle? If someone was lucky enough to buy as a market...

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