Shadow Inventory is Down

The number of homes lurking in the nation’s “shadow inventory” has dropped 18 percent over the past year and 28 percent over three years, reducing the threat to home prices that such distressed properties posed in the past. Irvine-based data firm CoreLogic reported that as of January, 2.2 million U.S. homes were in the shadow …

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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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