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CoreLogic Introduces Credit Report Identifying Hidden Behavior, Debt

CoreLogic has launched a supplemental consumer credit report to help lenders mitigate risk by uncovering additional debt obligations, as well as increase new lending opportunities by identifying previously hidden credit behavior that could improve a consumer's credit profile. CoreScore consumer information is merged with traditional credit data into a single, integrated report. The supplemental data is sourced from CoreLogic's proprietary databases, which include nearly 1 billion consumer transaction records.

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Distressed Dispositions Outpace New Delinquencies as Shadows Shrink

The industry's shadows are shrinking, according to CoreLogic. Based on the analytics firm's calculations, the residential shadow inventory of unlisted REOs and soon-to-be REOs stood at 1.6 million units as of July 2011. CoreLogic says that tally represents a supply of five months and is down from 1.7 million units in April and 1.9 million units in July of 2010. The company says the decline is driven by a pace of new delinquencies that is slower than the disposition pace of distressed assets.

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CoreLogic’s Partner InfoNet Passes One Million Mark in Active Listings

Santa Ana, California-based CoreLogic has exceeded 1 million active real estate listings on its Partner InfoNet program, which started operation in June 2010. Partner InfoNet is a revenue sharing program in which multiple listing services (MLSs) license their listing data to CoreLogic for use in risk management products for mortgage lenders, servicers, and capital markets. The program represents more than 300,000 real estate professionals.

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More Than One-Fifth of Mortgages Underwater: Report

Nearly 10.9 million, or 22.5 percent, of all residential mortgages had negative equity at the end of the second quarter of the year, according to a report released Tuesday by the analytics firm CoreLogic. The figure is actually a slight improvement from the 22.7 percent of all mortgages with negative equity in the first quarter of 2011. CoreLogic says nearly three-quarters of homeowners in negative equity situations are also paying higher, above-market interest on their mortgages.

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Home Prices Post Slight Gain for July but Still Below Year-Ago Levels

Home prices rose 0.8 percent in July, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase, according to the latest home price index from CoreLogic. Capital Economics responded to CoreLogic's report saying, its analysts ""are wary"" of reading too much into the ""fairly optimistic"" house price report because prices have yet to respond to the recent weakening in consumer demand. Despite the monthly increase, Corelogic says home prices are down 5.2 percent from where they stood a year ago.

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CoreLogic Board Exploring Possible Sale of Company

CoreLogic's board of directors is looking into various strategies to enhance shareholder value, including the possibility of selling the company. CoreLogic said Monday that its board has formed a committee of independent directors to explore a wide range of options to improve the position of its shareholders, which could take the form of cost savings initiatives, repurchases of debt and common stock, the disposition of certain business lines, or the potential sale of the company or a strategic business merger.

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Industry’s Shadow Inventory of Distressed Homes Shrinks

Housing has become an industry afraid of its shadows. That shadow inventory of repossessed and soon-to-be repossessed homes has professionals from every side of the business worried about the impact such a sizeable volume of distress will have on property values and overall market fundamentals. But according to Standard & Poor's, the obscurity hiding in the corner is getting smaller. The agency's current estimate of time-to-clear the market's distress is 47 months. That represents a five-month decline from its first-quarter estimate.

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CoreLogic Technology Forecasts Mortgage Performance

CoreLogic announced the availability of RiskModel Version 4.4 this week. The new technology offering is an analytics application that forecasts future mortgage prepayments, defaults, losses, and cash flows at both the loan and portfolio level. This latest version integrates the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) with new transition and loss-given-default models for Alt-A first and second-lien mortgages, allowing more than 75 percent of the loans in the development dataset to be estimated at the ZIP code level.

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CoreLogic Names Frank Martell Chief Financial Officer

CoreLogic has announced the appointment of Frank D. Martell as its new chief financial officer, effective August 29, 2011. Martell joins CoreLogic with more than 25 years of experience that included public company CFO, COO, and general management positions in the marketing and business information industries. He will oversee global accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, real estate, procurement, and administration for CoreLogic.

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CoreLogic Index Shows Home Prices Nearly 7% Below a Year Ago

Despite a declining share of REO and short sales, and a seasonal increase in non-distressed sales, CoreLogic says home prices in June came in 6.8 percent below June 2010. Even with fewer distressed properties changing hands, short sale and REO transactions are weighing heavy on the overall market numbers. CoreLogic's data show that when distressed sales are excluded from the equation, the year-over-year price decline narrows to 1.1 percent. On a monthly basis, CoreLogic reports that home prices edged up 0.7 percent from May to June.

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