Foreclosure

Shedding light on opaque financials

As a director for Verisk Commercial Real Estate, I hear many stories — some successful, some not-so-successful. In the commercial real estate industry, our clients and customers run into numerous...

Customer Service, Shoppers, and Retention: New Claims Tools Can Help

Well, there’s good news and bad news. The percentage of auto insurance “shoppers” — those looking for a new policy — is at a six-year low, according to research from J.D. Power .  Insurance company...

48,000 Completed Foreclosures in October

CoreLogic’s latest report shows there were approximately 879,000 homes in some stage of foreclosure and 48,000 completed foreclosures in the United States in October 2013. Properties in any stage o...

Keeping an Eye on Foreclosures

CoreLogic’s most recent data shows that approximately 902,000 homes were in some stage of foreclosure in September 2013. As in past months, Florida remained the state with the highest percentage of...

Foreclosures Remain a Concern for Insurers

CoreLogic’s most recent data shows there were 48,000 foreclosures in August 2013. CoreLogic also reports that approximately 939,000 homes in the United States were in some stage of foreclosure as o...

Foreclosure Update: 49,000 in July 2013

The foreclosure rate is declining across the United States, but risk remains for claims departments. According to the latest data from CoreLogic , there were 49,000 completed foreclosures in July...

June Foreclosure Numbers Remain High

According to CoreLogic’s most recent data, there were 55,000 foreclosures in June 2013, reflecting a 2.5 percent increase over May 2013. The term “completed foreclosures” refers to the number of...

April’s 52,000 Completed Foreclosures Cause Concern

According to CoreLogic, lenders completed 52,000 foreclosures in April 2013. The term completed foreclosures refers to the number of homes actually lost to foreclosure. The company reports that the...

Is Fraud Costing You Customers?

Claims fraud costs the industry billions of dollars a year, but fighting scams aggressively can alienate honest claimants — people who, when inconvenienced, may not appreciate even your best effort...

Hurricane Season Is Here Again

Hurricane season officially begins today. And all predictions point to an above-average season. More storms can mean more opportunity for fraudsters. If you haven’t yet thought about how to handle...