Distressed Dispositions Outpace New Delinquencies as Shadows Shrink

The industry’s shadows are shrinking, according to CoreLogic. The residential shadow inventory of unlisted REOs and soon-to-be REOs stood at 1.6 million units as of July 2011, based on the analytics firm’s calculations. CoreLogic says that tally represents a supply of five months and is down from 1.7 million units in April and 1.9 million …

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The distressed market is holding housing back

The Federal Reserve says it will complete its purchases of $600 billion in Treasury securities by the end of this month as planned – a program that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says has succeeded in keeping mortgage interest rates low. These low interest rates combined with the reduction in home prices endured over the last …

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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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