Home Equity Continues to Soar: Homeowners Gained $1.5 Trillion in 2020

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said U.S. homeowners with mortgages saw their equity increase by 16.2% year over year, representing a collective equity gain of more than $1.5 trillion, and an average gain of $26,300 per homeowner, from a year ago.

CoreLogic: November Mortgage Delinquency Rates at 11-Month Low

Ahead of this Thursday’s 4th Quarter National Delinquency Report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said new November mortgage delinquencies fell below pre-pandemic levels and, while serious delinquencies fell to their lowest levels since June.

CoreLogic: Mortgage Delinquencies Rise, But Pace Moderates

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said on a national level, 6.1% of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure) in October, a 2.4-percentage point increase from a year ago, when it was 3.7%.

No Letup in Home Price Gains; CoreLogic Reports 8.2% Annual Growth

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said its November U.S. Home Price Index saw its largest annual appreciation since March 2014. The report said nationally, home prices increased by 8.2% in November from a year ago. On a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 1.1% from October.

CoreLogic: Serious Delinquencies Level Off in ‘Positive Signal’

CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for September showed a leveling off of serious loan delinquencies, a “positive signal” that the housing finance industry is thus far adjusting to the pandemic-induced economic downturn.