Sales of Distressed Properties Down in California, Equity Sales Up
In California, the sale of distressed properties slowed down as equity sales picked up in February after two months of decline, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported this week. “A lack of inventory in the bank-owned (REO) and short sale market was a contributing factor to the decline in share of distressed sales in February,” said C.A.R. President LeFrancis Arnold. The share of distressed properties that sold statewide decreased to 48.9 percent in February, down from January’s 50.1 percent and from 55.2 percent a year ago in February 2011.
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