That’s down from July 2011, when the hidden supply of distressed homes that could become a drag on home prices totaled 2.6 million units, according to the report.
CoreLogic’s estimate of shadow inventory has dropped steadily since February.
Decline could be a sign that home prices will rise, the report said.
“This is yet another hopeful sign that the housing market is slowly healing,” said CoreLogic President and CEO Anand Nallathambi.
The data firm defines shadow inventory as homes where owners are 90 days or more behind on mortgage payments, homes in some stage of the foreclosure process or bank-owned foreclosures that have yet to be listed for sale.
Details from the July report show…”
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