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Examining the risk of another housing bubble

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CoreLogic just released its March MarketPulse report (PDF). The report examines the risk of another housing bubble in light of large price gains in many markets in 2013, looks at the relationship between high-end home sales and the health of the financial markets, points out that this year is widely expected to be the trough ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 26, 2014
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Chicago-area home prices up 12.6% year-over-year in January

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CoreLogic released its January 2014 Home Price Index yesterday: In Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 12.6 percent in January 2014 compared to January 2013. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, decreased by 0.3 percent in January 2014 compared to December 2014. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased by ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2014
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Chicago still ranks high in foreclosures

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Chicago ranked fourth among the 25 largest US metro areas in the percentage of mortgaged homes in foreclosure in January, according to data recently released by CoreLogic. The percentage of Chicago-area homes in foreclosure, 3.4%, declined a modest 2.1% year-over-year. Another index that housing troubles are not yet behind us is that 7.4% of Chicago-area ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 28, 2014
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CoreLogic reports Chicago-area home price surge

CoreLogic HPI

CoreLogic is reporting that home prices nationally increased 11% year-over-year in December 2013, the 22nd consecutive month in which home prices increased year-over-year. Single-family home prices, excluding distressed properties, in the Chicago area rose 12.4% year-over-year in December, the fourth-highest percentage increase among the largest metropolitan areas. Including distressed properties, Chicago prices rose 12.5% year-over-year, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2014
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Chicago-area home prices up 12.4% year-over-year

CoreLogic HPI

The CoreLogic Home Price Index for November 2013 reports that Chicago-area single-family home prices were 12.4% higher than in November 2012. Chicago ranked fifth in percentage price increase, trailing Riverside-San Bernardino ( 23.2%), Los Angeles-Long Beach (20.7%), Atlanta (15.7%) and Phoenix (14.7%). Free registration is required to access the full report.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 8, 2014
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Chicago-area foreclosure rates in sharp decline

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Foreclosure rates in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights decreased for the month of October over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 3.70 percent for the month of October 2013, a decrease of 2.04 percentage points ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 24, 2013
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Chicago metro fifth in homes with negative equity

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According to a recently released CoreLogic report, 20.5% of all metro Chicago homes with a mortgage were worth less than the amount of the mortgage at the end of Q3 2013. That translated to 281,696 properties, down from 333,175 at the end of the second quarter of 2013. Of the 25 largest metro areas by ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 18, 2013
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Attention real estate data junkies

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For most people, the decision to buy a home is driven by the need for a larger or smaller home, a desire to move to a different neighborhood, pressure from family members and many other personal and practical considerations. There’s a small minority of buyers who consider a home purchase to be first, last and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 1, 2013
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Chicago-area foreclosure rate plummets year-over-year

Englewood streetscape

Foreclosure rates in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville decreased 31.3% for the month of August over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 4.25 percent for the month of August 2013, a decrease of 1.94 percentage points compared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 22, 2013
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Chicago-area foreclosure rates down sharply

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Foreclosure rates in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville decreased for the month of April over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 4.89 percent for the month of April 2013, a decrease of 1.63 percentage points compared to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 25, 2013
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Chicago foreclosure inventory decline badly lags national rate

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According to data released yesterday by CoreLogic, of the nation’s 25 largest CBSAs, Chicago had the third highest number of completed foreclosures (20,113) in the twelve months ending in February 2013, trailing only Atlanta and Phoenix. Chicago’s foreclosure inventory declined 1.3% year-over-year while the national foreclosure inventory declined by 21%. Yesterday’s CoreLogic news release: According ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 29, 2013
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Chicago, Illinois poor performers on CoreLogic Home Price Index

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CoreLogic released its January Home Price Index report today: Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 9.7 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012. This change represents the biggest increase since April 2006 and the 11th consecutive monthly increase in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2013
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CoreLogic Home Price Index ranks Chicago worst of 10 largest metros

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CoreLogic released its November Home Price Index report yesterday. The highlights: Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 7.4 percent in November 2012 compared to November 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since May 2006 and the ninth consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-over-year basis. On ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 16, 2013
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CoreLogic – Illinois one of top states in foreclosures

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CoreLogic released its National Foreclosure Report for October yesterday. The report provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory. According to CoreLogic: There were 58,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in October 2012, down from 70,000 in October 2011 representing a year-over-year decrease of 17 percent. On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 4, 2012
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Home prices up nationally, down in Chicago metro

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CoreLogic today released its September Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 5 percent in September 2012 compared to September 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since July 2006 and the seventh consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-over-year basis. On a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 6, 2012
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Positive news on the negative equity front

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According to the latest CoreLogic statistics, 30.1% of all homeowners with a mortgage in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area owed more on their homes than they were worth, i.e. they were in “negative equity” territory. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there was a significant decrease in the number of local homeowners in negative ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 13, 2012
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Chicago foreclosure rate drops, mortgage delinquency rate rises

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According to newly released data from CoreLogic, June 2012 foreclosure rates in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville decreased over the same period last year. Per CoreLogic’s news release: The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 5.96 percent for the month of June 2012, a decrease of 0.13 percentage points compared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 23, 2012

CoreLogic reports year-over-year Chicago home price decline

Bellevue Pl, Chicago

Yesterday’s email brought the following home price info from CoreLogic: In Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, home prices, including distressed sales, declined by 7.3 percent in April 2012 compared to April 2011 and declined by 7.9 percent in March 2012 compared to March 2011. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices declined by 1.1 percent in April 2012 compared to April ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 6, 2012
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Chicago has fourth-highest foreclosure inventory in nation

CoreLogic foreclosure data

CoreLogic has just released its National Foreclosure Report for April (registration required). According to CoreLogic, Illinois (5.3%) ranked third among the five states with the highest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgaged homes, trailing Florida (12.0%) and New Jersey (6.7%), and ahead of New York (5.0%) and Nevada (5.0%). Chicago, at 6.3%, had ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 31, 2012
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CoreLogic calls a bottom on housing prices

West Garfield Park

CoreLogic has just released its MarketPulse report for May (pdf), based on March 2012 data. The money quote: Nationally, the housing market is in the process of transitioning to more stability in sales and home prices. Inventory levels are reasonable again, and even tight in some markets. The share of REO sales is declining due ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 10, 2012