93% of Young Renters Plan to Become Owners

Consumers are becoming more positive toward the idea of homeownership as home prices rise and the threat of delinquencies and foreclosures subside, Trulia reported Wednesday. Confidence in future ownership is especially prevalent among young renters. According to Trulia’s American Dream survey, 93 percent of renters between the ages of 18 and 34 plan to purchase …

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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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Loan Performance Improves, Foreclosure Starts Down, LPS Reports

Across the board, loan performance improved for February, and foreclosure starts were down compared to the month before in January, according to a report from LPS Applied Analytics. Despite the decrease in foreclosure starts, foreclosure inventory still remains near historic highs, while delinquency rates are at their lowest level since August 2008, LPS reported. Foreclosure …

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Lenders’ Risk Managers Expect Mortgage Delinquencies to Drop

FICO’s quarterly survey of bank risk professionals found a reversal in the sentiment of U.S. lenders, with expectations for loan repayments more upbeat in the first quarter of 2012 than they had been during the previous quarter. The survey, conducted for Minneapolis-based FICO by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), found fewer lenders anticipating …

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