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CoreLogic Reports Shadow Inventory Down 28 Percent From 2010 Peak

Serious Delinquencies Falling Fast in Western States

IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CoreLogic (CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, reported today that the overall shadow inventory is down 28 percent from its peak in January 2010, when it reached 3 million homes. Current residential shadow inventory as of January 2013 was at 2.2 million units, representing a supply of nine months. This figure represents an 18-percent drop from January 2012*, when shadow inventory stood at 2.6 million units.

CoreLogic estimates the current stock of properties in the shadow inventory, also known as pending supply, by calculating the number of properties that are seriously delinquent, in foreclosure and held as real estate owned (REO) by mortgage servicers, but not currently listed on multiple listing services (MLSs). Transition rates of “delinquency to foreclosure” and “foreclosure to REO” are used to identify the currently distressed unlisted properties most likely to become REO properties. Properties that are not yet delinquent, but may become delinquent in the future, are not included in the estimate of the current shadow inventory. Shadow inventory is typically not included in the official reporting measurements of unsold inventory.

“The shadow inventory continued to drop at double the rate in January from prior-year levels. At this point in the recovery, we are seeing healthy reductions across much of the nation,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “As we move forward in 2013, we need to see more progress in Florida, New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey which now account for almost half of the country’s remaining shadow inventory.”

“The shadow inventory is declining steadily as properties are moving through the distressed pipeline,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “States like Arizona, California and Colorado are experiencing significant declines year over year in the stock of serious delinquencies, a positive sign for further improvement in the shadow inventory.”

Data Highlights as of January 2013:

*Previous data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results.

The full January 2013 Shadow Inventory Report with additional charts and roll rate information is available here.

Figure 1: Shadow Inventory Detail
Count in Millions, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Figure 2: Months’ Supply Shadow Inventory Detail
Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Figure 3: Months’ Supply
Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Methodology:
CoreLogic uses its Loan Performance Servicing and Securities databases to size the number of 90+ day delinquencies, foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) properties. Cure rates, which measure the proportion of loans in one stage of default that cured (versus moving to more severe states of default), are applied to the number of loans in default at each stage of default. CoreLogic calculates the share of loans in default that are currently listed on MLS by matching public record properties in default to MLS active listings. It applies the percentage of defaulted loans that are currently listed to the estimate of outstanding loans that will proceed to further stages of default to calculate the pending supply inventory and adds that to the reported visible inventory. Visible inventory is compiled from CoreLogic ListingTrends. To determine months’ supply for visible and shadow inventories, CoreLogic uses the number of non-seasonally adjusted home sales according to CoreLogic data.

Source: CoreLogic
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About CoreLogic
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia. The Company’s combined data from public, contributory, and proprietary sources includes over 3.3 billion records spanning more than 40 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation and government. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in seven countries. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.

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Figure 1: Shadow Inventory Detail - Count in Millions, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Figure 1: Shadow Inventory Detail - Count in Millions, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Figure 2: Months’ Supply Shadow Inventory Detail - Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Figure 2: Months’ Supply Shadow Inventory Detail - Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Figure 3: Months’ Supply - Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted
Figure 3: Months’ Supply - Number of Months, Not Seasonally Adjusted

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