Frank Nothaft

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
CoreLogic
Biography

Dr. Frank Nothaft is senior vice president and chief economist for CoreLogic, America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and data-enabled services. He leads the economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in global real estate, insurance and mortgage markets.

Before joining CoreLogic Frank served in a variety of leadership positions with increasing responsibility at Freddie Mac. Most recently, he was vice president and chief economist responsible for forecasts, research and analysis of the macro economy, housing and mortgage markets. Prior to Freddie Mac, Frank was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he served in the mortgage and consumer finance section and as assistant to Governor Henry C. Wallich.

Frank frequently appears on local and national radio and television programs and has been widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many industry trade publications such as National Mortgage News and HousingWire. He has been a regular guest on cable news channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.

Frank has served as president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Board member of the Financial Management Association, Advisory Board member of the Real Estate Research Institute, Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics, and as Editorial Board member of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

Frank graduated from New York University with a bachelor of arts in mathematics and computer science and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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Home Equity Wealth at New High

The latest flow-of-funds data from the Federal Reserve confirmed that home-equity wealth reached a new nominal high this year:  $13.9 trillion at mid-2017, $0.5 trillion above the 2006 peak and more than double the $6.0 trillion amount at the trough of the Great Recession.[1]  While several factors will affect aggregate home equity, it’s clear that […]

Foreign Buyers and Home-Price Growth

Major cities have been the entry gateway for immigrants to both the U.S. and Canada.  About 14 percent of the U.S. population and 21 percent of the Canadian population is foreign born.[1]  In Miami, San Jose, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, more than one-third of the population is foreign born. Immigrants to Canada […]

Home Equity Wealth Makes a Comeback

Home prices have risen significantly throughout the nation since the trough in the housing cycle.  Through August 2016, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index has recorded a 38 percent rise in the national index since its February 2012 trough, with some areas up more sharply and other markets showing a subdued bounce back. One […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Thoughts on HPIs and Financial Indexes as The Dow Celebrates Its 120th Birthday

On May 26th, 2016, the granddaddy of all equity indexes—the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)—turned 120.  The 30 blue-chip companies that comprise the DJIA have evolved over time –General Electric is the one that has been in the index the longest, since 1907–and today many are no longer in heavy industry.  Nonetheless, the DJIA remains […]

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