For the last five to six years, the number of foreclosures has been steadily declining since hitting a peak. December 2015’s total of 32,000 completed foreclosures represented a decline of nearly 73 percent from their monthly peak of 118,000 reached in September 2010, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. The elevated foreclosure numbers in…Read more
Foreclosure Inventories Continue to Fall – Down 35% Year Over Year
CoreLogic published its monthly National Foreclosure Report with data from June 2014, which indicates that foreclosure inventory is down 35 percent from June last year. Foreclosures fell from 54,000 to 49,000 on a year-over-year basis. The report further indicated that foreclosure inventory in the United States shrank for 17 consecutive months as of June 2014 and fell…Read more
Is Unemployment Stifling the Housing Market?
The unemployment rate was unchanged in May, staying put at 6.3 percent with 9.8 million Americans unemployed. Unemployment is the lowest it has been since September 2008. However, RealtyTrac's Octavio Nuiry makes the case that there is more to unemployment than percentages, and that a hidden actor is depressing housing market growth—and could cause more problems in the future.…Read more
Foreclosures May Be Back On An Upswing – More Inventory Released in Q4 2012
The number of homes entering foreclosure has picked up after last year's slowdown, when banks were forced to overhaul their foreclosure practices. Foreclosure-data firm RealtyTrac said 311,010 properties started the foreclosure process in the second quarter, a 9% increase from the previous quarter and a 6% increase from the second quarter of 2011 — the…Read more