CoreLogic Reports 767,000 Completed Foreclosures in 2012

           CoreLogic Reports 767,000 Completed Foreclosures in 2012

--The National Foreclosure Inventory Has Fallen 19.5 Percent From One Year

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic^® (NYSE: CLGX), a
leading residential property information, analytics and services provider,
today released its National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on
completed U.S. foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory. According
to CoreLogic, there were 56,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in December
2012, down from 71,000 in December 2011, a year-over-year decrease of 21
percent. On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures fell from 58,000*

November 2012 to the current 56,000, a decrease of 3 percent. As a basis of
comparison, prior to the decline in the housing market in 2007, completed
foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month between 2000 and 2006. Completed
foreclosures are an indication of the total number of homes actually lost to
foreclosure. Since the financial crisis began in September 2008, there have
been approximately 4.1 million completed foreclosures across the country.

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Approximately 1.2 million homes were in the national foreclosure inventory as
of December 2012 compared to 1.5 million in December 2011, a 19.5 percent
year-over-year decrease. Month over month, the national foreclosure inventory
was down 4.2 percent from November 2012 to December 2012. The foreclosure
inventory is the share of all mortgaged homes in any stage of the foreclosure
process. The national foreclosure inventory as of December 2012 represented 3
percent of all homes with a mortgage.

"The most encouraging foreclosure trend reported here is that the inventory of
foreclosed properties is almost 20 percent smaller than a year ago," said Mark
Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. "This big improvement indicates we are
working toward resolving the backlog of the most distressed assets in the
shadow inventory."

"The rate of foreclosures continues to trend down, albeit at a slower rate as
we exit 2012," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "This
trend should continue into 2013 and is another positive signal that the
gradual healing process in the housing market is gaining traction." 

Highlights as of December 2012:

  oThe five states with the highest number of completed foreclosures for the
    12 months ending in December 2012 were: California (100,000), Florida
    (98,000), Michigan (74,000), Texas (57,000) and Georgia (49,000).These
    five states account for almost half of all completed foreclosures
  oThe five states with the lowest number of completed foreclosures for the
    12 months ending in December 2012 were: District of Columbia (89), Hawaii
    (421), North Dakota (521), Maine (537) and West Virginia (645).
  oThe five states with the highest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of
    all mortgaged homes were: Florida (10.1 percent), New Jersey (7.0
    percent), New York (5.1 percent), Nevada (4.7 percent) and Illinois (4.5
  oThe five states with the lowest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of
    all mortgaged homes were: Wyoming (0.4 percent), Alaska (0.6 percent),
    North Dakota (0.7 percent), Nebraska (0.8 percent) and Colorado (1.0

*November data was revised. Revisions are standard, and to ensure accuracy,
CoreLogic incorporates newly released data to provide updated results.

Table 1: Judicial Foreclosure States Foreclosure Ranking (Sorted by Completed

Table 2: Non-Judicial Foreclosure States Foreclosure Ranking (Sorted by
Completed Foreclosures)

Table 3: Foreclosure Data for Select Large Core Based Statistical Areas
(CBSAs) (Sorted by Completed Foreclosures)

Figure 1: Number of Mortgaged Homes per Completed Foreclosure
Judicial Foreclosure States vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure States (3-month
moving average)

Figure 2: Foreclosure Inventory as of December 2012
Judicial Foreclosure States vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure States

Figure 3: Foreclosure Inventory by State Map

The data in this report represent foreclosure activity reported through
December 2012.

This report separates state data into judicial vs. non-judicial foreclosure
state categories. In judicial foreclosure states, lenders must provide
evidence to the courts of delinquency in order to move a borrower into
foreclosure. In non-judicial foreclosure states, lenders can issue notices of
default directly to the borrower without court intervention. This is an
important distinction since judicial states, as a rule, have longer
foreclosure timelines, thus affecting foreclosure statistics.

A completed foreclosure occurs when a property is auctioned and results in the
purchase of the home at auction by either a third party, such as an investor,
or by the lender. If the home is purchased by the lender, it is moved into the
lender's real estate owned (REO) inventory. In "foreclosure by advertisement"
states, a redemption period begins after the auction and runs for a statutory
period, e.g., six months. During that period, the borrower may regain the
foreclosed home by paying all amounts due as calculated under the statute. For
purposes of this Foreclosure Report, because so few homes are actually
redeemed following an auction, it is assumed that the foreclosure process ends
in "foreclosure by advertisement" states at the completion of the auction.

The foreclosure inventory represents the number and share of mortgaged homes
that have been placed into the process of foreclosure by the mortgage
servicer. Mortgage servicers start the foreclosure process when the mortgage
reaches a specific level of serious delinquency as dictated by the investor
for the mortgage loan. Once a foreclosure is "started," and absent the
borrower paying all amounts necessary to halt the foreclosure, the home
remains in foreclosure until the completed foreclosure results in the sale to
a third party at auction or the home enters the lender's REO inventory. The
data in this report accounts for only first liens against a property and does
not include secondary liens. The foreclosure inventory is measured only
against homes that have an outstanding mortgage. Homes with no mortgage liens
can never be in foreclosure and are therefore excluded from the analysis.
Approximately one-third of homes nationally are owned outright and do not have
a mortgage. CoreLogic has approximately 85 percent coverage of U.S.
foreclosure data.

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