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Home Price Index Audio Clip: November 2016

National Home Prices Increased 7.1 Percent Year Over Year in November 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

HPI Audio Blog November

The November 2016 Home Price Index shows that national home prices appreciated 7.1 percent from a year ago and were 4.1 percent below the 2006 peak. CoreLogic is forecasting an increase of 4.7 percent in home prices during the next year. Twenty-seven states have completely recovered from the housing crisis, meaning that November prices in those states were above their...

Conforming Loan Limit to Rise for First Time in Many Years

But ‘Jumbo inversion’ means conforming still more expensive for borrowers

Sam Khater    |    Mortgage Performance

Jumbo Conforming Spread in Basis Points

The Federal Housing Finance Administration has confirmed there will be a new conforming loan limit next year. For the first time in a decade, the loan limit will increase, from $417,000 to $424,100. What will the effect of this one percent plus rise be? Maybe not as much as it has in the past.

That’s because the inversion of the conforming and jumbo lending interest rates...

Here’s What Was On Readers’ Minds in 2016

Loan Payments, Real Estate Prices, Defaults—Even Millennials

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Top 10 blogs

What mattered most to top industry executives this challenging year? One way to get a good read on the topics at the forefront of everyone’s minds in 2016 is to look at the top ten blogs on the CoreLogic Insights page for the year.

The most-read blog, by a wide margin, was one that compared the real cost of owning property across markets from all over the country. In...

Policy Push

Think Tanks and Trade Groups under a Trump Presidency

Russell McIntyre    |    Housing Policy

Capital

Policy experts throughout Washington, D.C. spent much of 2016 assuming that a Hillary Clinton presidency was just around the corner. White papers, infographics, and case studies were overwhelmingly aimed at policies and regulations that would fall slightly center-left on the political spectrum, a space the Clinton campaign carved out during much of the primary and general...

Cash and Distressed Sales Update: September 2016

Distressed Sales Made Up 7.3 Percent of All Home Sales in September

Molly Boesel    |    Housing Trends

Cash Sales Share by Sale Type
  • The cash sales share was 31.7 percent in September
  • The distressed sales share fell 2.8 percentage points year over year from September 2015
  • The real estate-owned (REO) sales share in September was the lowest for any month since August 2007

Cash sales accounted for 31.7 percent of total home sales in September 2016, down 1.3 percentage points...

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