First American CoreLogic Releases March 2008 LoanPerformance House Price Index

—Forty Two States Show Decline in Past Three Months—


June 2, 2008, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American CoreLogic, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) family of companies and a leader in residential mortgage data and analytics for the mortgage industry and Wall Street, today announced the release of its March 2008 LoanPerformance Home Price Index (HPI).

The LoanPerformance HPI provides a comprehensive set of monthly home price indices and median sales prices covering 7,523 ZIP codes, 957 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) and 670 counties located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The indices, which are the most comprehensive available in the industry, are reported to clients five weeks after each full month ends. . (For a state-by-state maps, visit www.loanperformance.com/assets/images/pr0508_3mo_lg.jpg (3-month map) and www.loanperformance.com/assets/images/pr0508_12mo_lg.jpg (12-month map).

“Two thirds of all states now show year-over-year real estate declines according to this latest LoanPerformance HPI release,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for First American CoreLogic. “Although only one-third of CBSAs are depreciating on a nominal basis, on an inflation adjusted basis 90 percent of CBSAs are experiencing real price declines. Only 10 percent of CBSAs are experiencing real inflation-adjusted price increases,” added Fleming.

3-Month and 12-Month Change by Top CBSAs

3-Month

12-Month

(Core Based Statistical Areas) as of February 2008

Change

Change

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA

-7.41%

-21.19%

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH

-7.38%

-11.77%

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA

-7.33%

-19.87%

Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL

-7.26%

-20.70%

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA

-7.09%

-22.74%

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL

-6.90%

-16.46%

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA

-6.82%

-19.02%

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL

-6.77%

-16.52%

St. Louis MO-IL

-6.69%

-6.62%

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL

-6.01%

-18.39%

Honolulu HI

-5.48%

6.38%

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ

-5.43%

-17.74%

Las Vegas-Paradise NV

-5.11%

-17.86%

Boston-Quincy MA

-4.99%

-10.35%

Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI

-4.82%

-5.30%

Orlando-Kissimmee FL

-4.69%

-16.18%

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA

-4.47%

-12.86%

Denver-Aurora CO

-3.86%

-8.74%

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV

-3.66%

-12.65%

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL

-3.53%

-7.55%

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA

-3.46%

-7.58%

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord NC-SC

-3.20%

-1.35%

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN-WI

-2.48%

-8.87%

Edison NJ

-1.72%

-4.98%

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton OR-WA

-1.32%

-3.03%

Philadelphia PA

-1.06%

-1.67%

Austin-Round Rock TX

-0.90%

4.40%

Salt Lake City UT

-0.70%

5.27%

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA

-0.62%

-3.80%

San Antonio TX

-0.11%

4.38%

Dallas-Plano-Irving TX

-0.06%

3.38%

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown TX

0.00%

2.23%

Raleigh-Cary NC

0.05%

0.83%

New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ

0.26%

-3.58%

Source: First American CoreLogic, LoanPerformance HPI, Single Family Detached Series as of March 2008

“The CBSAs with the largest declines continue to be in California, which accounted for nine out of the top ten CBSAs for price declines on a year-ago basis. The largest declines in California are concentrated in the Central Valley.  Four CBSAs have declined more than 50 percent on a cumulative basis since their last peak in home prices and 48 CBSAs have declined 25 percent on a cumulative basis, ” added Fleming.

In addition, updated LoanPerformance HPI data through mid-April 2008 is also available, providing clients with an early snapshot of trends with only a three-week lag period. Full-month March and mid-month April 2008 state and top CBSA-level data can be found at www.loanperformance.com/products/hpi.aspx.

The LoanPerformance HPI incorporates more than 30 years worth of repeat sales transactions, representing more than 45 million observations sourced from First American CoreLogic’s industry-leading property information database. LoanPerformance HPI provides a multi-tier market evaluation based on price, time between sales, property type and loan type (conforming vs. nonconforming). With LoanPerformance HPI, users can monitor real estate trends by market, identify at-risk markets as they unfold, selectively evaluate markets by tier and fine tune investment strategies. LoanPerformance HPI is delivered through the TrueStandings® Web-based business intelligence platform, which provides instant access to real estate price trends in all of the key local markets in the United States. Data can be sorted by time period, state, county, CBSA and ZIP code.

About First American CoreLogic

American CoreLogic, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) family of companies, was formed through the merger of First American Real Estate Solutions, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services, and CoreLogic, the leading provider of residential mortgage risk management and fraud protection technology and services, and the acquisition of LoanPerformance, the leading provider of mortgage performance data and analytics.  The combined companies’ databases cover more than 3,000 counties, representing 99.1 percent of the United States population, data on more than 43 million active mortgages and more than $2 trillion in loan-level non agency mortgage securities. With more than 600,000 users nationwide, First American CoreLogic products are used by businesses to improve customer acquisition and retention, better manage credit risk, loss mitigation, securitization and investment, detect and prevent fraud, improve mortgage transaction cycle time and cost efficiency, measure the value of residential and commercial properties, identify real estate trends and neighborhood characteristics, track market performance and increase market share. More information about First American CoreLogic can be found at www.facorelogic.com.

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With revenues of approximately $8.2 billion in 2007, it is America’s largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Information and Outsourcing Solutions, Data and Analytic Solutions, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.

 

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