International buyers in U.S. real estate markets

10 U.S. real estate markets drawing international buyers Inman News report features data trends, analysis, commentary on popular areas By Inman News Affluent international buyers, attracted by fire-sale prices, are snapping up real estate in some U.S. markets. In a report released today, Inman News identifies 10 markets where public records indicate foreign buyers make …

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Another Drop in Home Prices in 2011

Home prices in 2011 fell by 4.7 percent, according to CoreLogic–for the fifth straight year.  However, that decrease is due in large part to distressed sales, since once CoreLogic excluded short sales and REOs, prices declined only by 0.9 percent. Year-end data from CoreLogic shows home prices fell by 4.7 percent over 2011. It marks …

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Study Finds Fewer Borrowers Sinking in Negative Equity

The depreciation of home values over the past half-decade has left millions of mortgage borrowers owing more than their home is worth – 10.7 million, according to CoreLogic. The company released its third-quarter update on negative equity within the U.S. housing market Tuesday. It shows that 22.1 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage …

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Fraud Criminals Migrate to Hardest Hit Areas

Homeowners, be forewarned:  data from Interthinx shows that mortgage- and foreclosure-fraud is on the rise.  Read the following article from DSNews.com for further information: “Data released Monday shows an increase in mortgage related fraud in areas with high rates of foreclosure activities and underwater borrowers. Risk analytics firm Interthinx released its annual Mortgage Fraud Risk …

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