First American CoreLogic Releases November 2007 LoanPerformance House Price Index

—California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida Continue Decline, While 31 States Show Positive Growth in Past Year—

January 24, 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 November 2007 LoanPerformance Home Price Index (HPI).

The LoanPerformance HPI provides a comprehensive set of monthly home price indices and median sales prices covering 7,462 ZIP codes, 956 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) and 662 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 map, visit

“The latest LoanPerformance HPI release reveals that, although real estate in key markets like California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona continue to exhibit home price depreciation, 31 states show HPI gains over the past 12 months,” said Damien Weldon, vice president, collateral and prepayment analytics for First American CoreLogic.

12-Month Change by Top CBSAs (Core Based Statistical Areas) as of November 2007

Honolulu  HI


Salt Lake City  UT


San Antonio  TX


Austin-Round Rock  TX


Raleigh-Cary  NC


Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown  TX


Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington  TX


Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord  NC-SC


Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton  OR-WA


Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue  WA


New York-White Plains-Wayne   NY-NJ


Detroit-Warren-Livonia  MI


Philadelphia   PA


Chicago-Naperville-Joliet  IL-IN-WI


San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City  CA


Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta  GA


New York-No. New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA


Denver-Aurora  CO


Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington  MN-WI


St. Louis  MO-IL


Boston-Quincy  MA


Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall   FL


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


Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor  OH


Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater  FL


Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale  AZ


Orlando-Kissimmee  FL


Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach  FL


Oakland-Fremont-Hayward  CA


Las Vegas-Paradise  NV


Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana  CA


San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos  CA


Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario  CA


Source: LoanPerformance HPI, Single Family Detached Series as November 2007

Early View for December 2007 HPI Now Available

With this month’s release, the LoanPerformance HPI has been enhanced to include indices representing repeat sales updated through the middle of the most recent month (in this case mid-December). This provides clients with a timely snapshot of trends available with only a three-week lag period after sales. State and top CBSA-level data through mid-December and sample reports can be found at

Published to the market by the third week of each month, the LoanPerformance HPI incorporates more than 30 years of repeat sales transactions, representing more than 45 million observations, sourced from First American CoreLogic’s industry-leading property information database.

LoanPerformance HPI provides 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. In addition, all LoanPerformance HPI indices are available monthly for download via file transfer protocol (FTP).

About First American CoreLogic
First 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.  The combined companies’ databases cover more than 3,000 counties, representing 99.1 percent of the United States population. With more than 600,000 users nationwide, First American CoreLogic products are used by businesses to improve customer acquisition and retention, 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

About The First American Corporation
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889.  With revenues of $8.5 billion in 2006, 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, Mortgage Information, Property Information and First Advantage. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at


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