Forecasting Home Price Recovery

Home prices in many areas are already rebounding from the bottom of the market, according to the March HomeValueForecast.com update from Pro Teck Valuation Services. This month, the company explores the turnover rate, which is the number of non-distressed sales divided by the total housing stock in a particular market. Pro Teck says this calculation …

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Fannie Mae sees slight housing market improvement

Fannie Mae’s latest market outlook continues to call for a “modest improvement” in housing activity this year, although the prevalence of distressed properties on the market has led to renewed weakness in home prices and the industry’s shadow inventory looms large. The GSE’s chief economist notes that as the economic recovery approaches its two-year anniversary …

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Slowing Improvement in Mortgage Delinquencies

TransUnion has released its findings and analysis on mortgage delinquency for the fourth quarter of 2010, which found that the national mortgage loan delinquency rate dropped to 6.41 percent. This statistic, which is traditionally seen as a precursor to foreclosure, reflects a decrease of 0.47 percent from the company’s third quarter reading of 6.44 percent. …

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