National Recovery is Affected by REOs and Shadow Inventory

Several financial sectors suggest economic stabilization and growth, but the nation’s housing market continues to dampen overall conditions, according to the credit bureau Equifax. Equifax, based in Atlanta, has released the results of a study it conducted during the month of May analyzing national credit trends. The company points to shadow inventory and REOs as …

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Stronger Lure for Prospective Home Buyers

Owning Continues to Become More Affordable Relative to Renting, but Several Obstacles Prevent Many From Biting Home prices and mortgage rates have fallen so far that the monthly cost of owning a home is more affordable than at any point in the past 15 years and is less expensive than renting in a growing number …

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Existing-Home Sales Jump Nearly 19% From Last Year

Sales of previously owned homes came in 18.6 percent higher last month when compared to August 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Completed transactions rose 7.7 percent on a month-over-month basis to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.03 million, up from 4.67 million in July. The latest …

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Seller musts when fixing home defects

Some experienced investors buy foreclosure properties cheaply without even having seen the property. However, most buyers shouldn’t buy a property unless they have had it thoroughly inspected by qualified professionals. Inspections are a necessary part of the homebuying and selling process. Sellers should be leery of buyers who offer to purchase without an inspection contingency. …

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