Hazard Risk

Houston Foreclosures Up Ahead of Harvey, Bucking National Trend

Houston Foreclosures Up Ahead of Harvey, Bucking National Trend

Even before Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August 2017, signs of distress had been showing up in the Houston housing market, according to the ATTOM Data Solutions August Foreclosure Market Report. Houston foreclosure starts (scheduled foreclosure auctions) increased 67 percent in August compared to a year ago, and year-to-date nearly 5,000 Houston-area homes… Read More »

Home Prices Rising Twice as Fast in U.S. Cities with Highest Natural Hazard Risk Than in Lowest-Risk Cities

 Homeowners in Highest-Risk Cities Have More Equity, Longer Homeownership Tenures; Appreciation Slower in Florida and Louisiana Cities with Highest Flood Risk, Bucking Trend IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its 2017 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, which found that median… Read More »

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Median Down Payment Percentage Rises to Nearly Three-Year High; Highest Co-Borrower Share in San Jose, Miami, Seattle, Southern California and Portland; Purchase Loan Dollar Volume at 10-Year High, Refinance Dollar Volume Down 32 Percent; IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 7, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its… Read More »

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

More than 5,000 neighborhoods nationwide are rated based on seven factors impacting quality of life and local housing market strength — school, crime, affordability, home price appreciation, property taxes, environmental hazards and unemployment — in this new 2017 Neighborhood Housing Market Index created by ATTOM Data Solutions. Although not included in the neighborhood-ranking index, this… Read More »

The Home Flipping Pyramid

The Home Flipping Pyramid

While some may think home flipping is the domain of high-powered, highly capitalized institutional investors, the data suggests otherwise. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of all single family homes and condos flipped in the first quarter of 2017 were by investors of the mom-and-pop variety who just completed one flip during the quarter, according to… Read More »

Utilities Add 25 Percent to U.S. Homeownership Costs According to New Research from ATTOM Data Solutions and UtilityScore

Utility Costs Require 7 Percent of Wages on Average Nationwide; California Home Seller Profits More Than Double with Solar Installed; IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, and UtilityScore, a software provider that helps solar and home improvement companies acquire customers, today released a… Read More »

Finding Real Estate Deals When Distress Dries Up

Interest in foreclosures is heating up in 2017 even as the foreclosure market dries up. “The REOs that come on, they are not that far off from the traditional stuff. Back in 2007 you were getting 20 percent off the actual value. … Now you have them selling for 5 percent off, if that,” said… Read More »