Pay off mortgage with savings or HECM?

Q: “I will retire shortly at 65 and still owe $67,000 at 6 percent on my mortgage, which I have not been able to refinance because I can’t document enough income … the mortgage still has 10 years to go, and the payment is $744. My house is worth $250,000 and I have savings of …

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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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Foreclosures Down to 69,000 in March, Inventory Also Down

“Year-over-year, the number of completed foreclosures decreased about 19 percent to 69,000 in March 2012 compared to 85,000 in March 2011, according to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure Report for March. Month-over-month, with the number of completed foreclosures in February 2012 at 66,000, foreclosures increased about 4.5 percent in March 2012. On a quarterly basis, foreclosures decreased …

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