Signs of stability for housing market

The housing market may be stabilizing as house prices and REO saturation rates show little change on a quarterly and yearly basis, according to Clear Capital’s most recent Home Data Index. Nationally, prices rose just 0.3 percent while REO saturation rate was relatively unchanged at 24.6 percent over the most recent quarter, according to Clear …

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PMI Expands LTVs and Credit Scores in Distressed Markets

PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. is seeing signs of strengthening in markets the firm classifies as “distressed,” enough so that the private mortgage insurer is relaxing its requirements for loan-to-value (LTV) ratios and minimum credit scores. The California-based insurer issued a bulletin last week announcing that it is raising the LTV to 95 percent for both …

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Phoenix Foreclosure Numbers Reveal a City on the Mend

Home sales in the metro Phoenix area are heating up thanks to the popular foreclosure market, according to ForeclosureDeals.com. The site reports that there were more than 10,000 home sales in the Phoenix area in March with nearly 1,500 of those sales foreclosure homes. “Demand is starting to increase in the Phoenix area, and that’s …

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