The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August

The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August

New this week: The Appraisal Foundation joins HW and looks at challenges of green valuation

What should you do if your Realtor has a family emergency?

But you’re ready to make an offer now

Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Plus bringing private capital back to Fannie, Freddie and more
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CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

But don't celebrate just yet
"While 32 straight months of year-over-year decline in the foreclosure rate is cause for celebration, the total number of homes still in the foreclosure process remains almost four times as high as the average in the early 2000s," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
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Home prices jump 11.8%

New CoreLogic report shows 21 months of consecutive gains
Home prices, including distressed sales, edged up 11.8% in November when compared to a year earlier, representing the 21st consecutive annual home price increase nationally.
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Making mortgage lemons

Tighter underwriting doesn't make up for strong oversight...it just limits the market
Requiring very high credit scores may reduce the risk of default, but it doesn’t prevent us from making a mortgage lemon and only serves to dramatically reduce the pool of eligible borrowers, writes Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
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