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U.S. Economic Outlook: December 2016

Peering into 2017: The Outlook for U.S. Housing and Mortgage Markets - Home Prices Projected Up 5%, Rent Up 3%, and Purchase and HELOC Originations Up

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

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Economic growth will be a primary factor affecting the housing market in 2017. The latest projections show a consensus that the economy will grow between 2 and 2¼ percent next year.[1] With this as a backdrop, here are five features to look for in next year’s housing...

Borrower Equity Update: Third Quarter 2016

Homeowner Equity Increased $227 Billion in Third Quarter 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 states with largest YOY change in neg equity share
  • The national negative equity share fell to 6.3 percent in Q3 2016.
  • Only North Dakota saw an increase in negative equity share over the past year, but the increase was minimal.
  • Florida saw the largest improvement in negative equity share over the past year, falling 5.2 percentage points.

The amount of equity in mortgaged real estate increased...

Home Price Index Highlights: October 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.7 Percent Year Over Year in October 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

  • Home prices forecast to rise 4.6 percent over the next year.
  • The highest appreciation was in the West, with Washington growing by double digits in October.
  • After adjusting for inflation, home prices are still 18.9 percent below their peak.

National home prices increased 6.7 percent year over year in October 2016, according to the latest...

Home Price Index Audio Clip: October 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.7 Percent Year Over Year in October 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Audio

The October 2016 Home Price Index shows that national home prices appreciated 6.7 percent from a year ago and were 4.7 percent below the 2006 peak. CoreLogic is forecasting an increase of 4.6 percent during the next year, putting prices back to the prior peak in 2017. After adjusting for inflation, prices are still almost 19 percent below peak. The Western states continued...

Collateral Issues Are Third Most-Likely Cause of Mortgage Loan Denial

About 10-13 Percent of Appraisals are Below Pre-Closing Contract Price

Yanling Mayer    |    Housing Trends

Percentage of Appraisals

According to newly released 2015 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, collateral was the third most-frequently cited reason for denials of mortgage loan applications, or 13.7 percent on first-lien purchase mortgages for one-to-four family, owner-occupied homes – trailing distantly behind denials citing applicant’s debt-to-income ratio (23.4 percent) or credit history (20.4...

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