2.3 million distressed homes have yet to hit market

“Just under 2.3 million U.S. homes made up a “shadow inventory” of distressed properties that are likely to hit the housing market in the future, according to Santa Ana-based data giant CoreLogic. 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 …

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Loan Performance Improves, Foreclosure Starts Down, LPS Reports

Across the board, loan performance improved for February, and foreclosure starts were down compared to the month before in January, according to a report from LPS Applied Analytics. Despite the decrease in foreclosure starts, foreclosure inventory still remains near historic highs, while delinquency rates are at their lowest level since August 2008, LPS reported. Foreclosure …

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Serious Delinquencies Decline, Foreclosure Rates Steady

Serious delinquencies are on the decline, while foreclosures have steadied at 5.5 percent, according to recent data from Foreclosure-Response.org, a joint venture of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the Urban Institute, and the Center for Housing Policy. Among the 100 largest metropolitan areas, serious delinquencies – those 90 days or more past due or in …

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GSEs’ Long Run of Declining Delinquencies Comes to an End

For the first time in over a year neither Fannie Mae nor Freddie Mac are showing any downward movement in their seriously delinquent mortgage rates. Fannie’s percentage of single-family loans at least three payments past due remained unchanged between the months of June and July at 4.08 percent, according to the latest monthly summary report …

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