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Do Natural Disasters Lead to Loan Default?

Homeowners whose homes are located in designated flood zones are required to purchase flood insurance, and others in areas where natural disasters are common may also be required to insure against those risks. However, CoreLogic economists recently asked if that is enough to guard against these risks. In particular, they asked, are homeowners more likely to default when natural disaster strikes? The answer, in short, is ""yes.""

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Rapid Annual Price Gains Continue in June

Double-digit annual increases continued in June as home prices surged 11.9 percent, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. The increase marks the 16th consecutive month of annual home price appreciation. From May to June, prices grew 1.9 percent. Even with the significant annual gains, home prices are still 19 percent below their April 2006 peak, the data provider revealed.

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CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices Register 10.2% Annual Gain in Q1

The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes experienced a double-digit national price gain in Q1, a first since the housing bubble took place seven years ago. Prices increased an average of 10.2 percent from the first quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year across the 380 metro markets tracked. However, David Stiff, chief economist for CoreLogic Case-Shiller, does predict a slow-down in appreciation over the next year. From the first quarter of this year to the first quarter of next, the Case-Shiller Indexes predict a 6.5 percent price gain.

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June Marks 20 Months of Declines for Foreclosure Inventory

Completed foreclosures and distressed inventory continued their downfall in June, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. Data for last month showed 55,000 homes were lost to foreclosure, down 20 percent from June 2012. The level of foreclosure inventory also came down in June. According to CoreLogic's estimate, about 1 million homes were in some stage of foreclosure, which represents a 28 percent annual decrease. The yearly decline marks the 20th consecutive month inventory has trended down.

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CoreLogic Buys BofA’s Flood Zone Determination, Tax Processing Assets

CoreLogic, a provider of property information, analytics and services, announced the acquisition of Bank of America's flood zone determination and tax processing services assets and operating platforms. The Irvine, California-based company also announced it has entered into a services agreement to continue to provide the related services to Bank of America.

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Report: Credit Quality Improves for Prospective Renters in Q1

The credit quality for potential renters has improved over the last year, according to CoreLogic's Renter Applicant Risk (RAR) index report. In the first quarter of this year, the index increased to 104 compared to 102 a year ago and 99 in 2011. ""It's encouraging to see better qualified applicants who are more likely to meet their lease obligations,"" said Jay Harris, senior director of CoreLogic SafeRent.

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Report: Traditional Buyers Need to Fill the Widening Cash Buyer Void

If it wasn't for cash sales during the housing downturn, sales today would look much weaker, and the dramatic price declines over the past few years would have been even steeper, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. From 2000 to 2005, cash sales remained steady, representing around 25 percent of all sales. When the real estate market crashed in 2007 and 2008, the share of cash sales, driven by the rise in REO sales, jumped and eventually peaked above 40 percent two years ago. For 19 straight months now, cash sales have been declining.

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Report: Shadow Inventory Falls 34% from 2010 Peak

Fewer than 2 million homes remain in shadow inventory as of April, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. This puts shadow inventory at a supply of 5.3 months and represents an 18 percent year-over-year decrease. The data provider also reported shadow inventory is 34 percent lower than the 2010 peak of 3 million. Currently, serious delinquencies make up the bulk of shadow inventory. Out of the total for shadow inventory, about 890,000 are serious delinquencies.

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National Home Prices in May Increase 12.2% from Year Ago

National home prices in May posted their biggest annual gain since February 2006, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. When including distressed sales, home prices shot up by 12.2 percent year-over-year in May, marking the 15th straight month of increases. From April to May, home prices climbed 2.6 percent. CoreLogic's pending home price index points to further improvements in June, with prices projected to exceed May's increase with a 13.2 percent gain.

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