Industry’s Shadow Inventory of Distressed Homes Shrinks

Housing has become an industry afraid of its shadows. That shadow inventory of repossessed and soon-to-be repossessed homes has professionals from every side of the business worried about the impact such a sizeable volume of distress will have on property values and overall market fundamentals. But according to Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the obscurity hiding …

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Housing Markets Becoming Less Saturated with REOs

Housing Markets Becoming Less Saturated with REOs The nation’s REO stock fell 0.6 percent in May to 524,000 properties, according to analysis released by Barclays Capital. In addition, the research firm estimates that housing’s shadow inventory – which Barclays defines as the supply of homes that are 90 or more days delinquent or in the …

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Shadow Inventory Variants Could Trigger Regional Price Declines

Regional variations in the shadow inventories of distressed U.S. mortgages could be an indicator of the direction home prices will take, according to a new report published by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. The company’s analysts say differences in the backlog of distressed properties point to which markets will see home prices stabilize or even …

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