California Promising Despite Drop in Sales: C.A.R.

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported Tuesday that, although pending home sales in the state fell from March to April, other statistics indicate a good start for the housing market. C.A.R.‘s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) fell from a revised 138.9 in March to 128.0 in April. This index was nearly 14 points higher …

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CoreLogic: Number of Completed Foreclosures Down for February

The number of completed foreclosures in February 2012 was down on a monthly basis and slightly on a year-over-year comparison, but overall, foreclosure inventory has decreased compared to a year ago, according to CoreLogic’s National Foreclosure report for February. Completed foreclosures are counted as properties that get auctioned off and purchased by a third party, …

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Sales of Distressed Properties Down in California, Equity Sales Up

Sales of Distressed Properties Down in California, Equity Sales Up In California, the sale of distressed properties slowed down as equity sales picked up in February after two months of decline, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported this week. “A lack of inventory in the bank-owned (REO) and short sale market was a contributing …

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Government Agencies Hold 46% of REO Inventory…and More Is Coming

As the GSEs and other federal agencies involved in housing finance sell their collective inventory of repossessed homes, they will generate significant pressure on prices, according to a new report from the real estate analytics firm Radar Logic. And with an even larger share of government-backed loans in the delinquency pipeline, their influence over home …

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