Another Drop in Home Prices in 2011

Home prices in 2011 fell by 4.7 percent, according to CoreLogic–for the fifth straight year.  However, that decrease is due in large part to distressed sales, since once CoreLogic excluded short sales and REOs, prices declined only by 0.9 percent. Year-end data from CoreLogic shows home prices fell by 4.7 percent over 2011. It marks …

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Study Finds Fewer Borrowers Sinking in Negative Equity

The depreciation of home values over the past half-decade has left millions of mortgage borrowers owing more than their home is worth – 10.7 million, according to CoreLogic. The company released its third-quarter update on negative equity within the U.S. housing market Tuesday. It shows that 22.1 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage …

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Foreclosure Home Sales Decline

RealtyTrac has released its year-end 2010 foreclosure sales report, which shows that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26 percent of all U.S. residential sales last year, down from 29 percent of all sales in 2009 but up from 23 percent in 2008. The tracking firm defines a foreclosure sale as the sale of a property …

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