2012 Housing Market Prediction by CoreLogic

Two prominent home-price indices continued to show declines in September and October, with one outlook indicating no more than flat growth in the next two years. A home-price index report from loan data aggregator Lender Processing Services showed the national average sales price for single-family homes fell 4.4 percent year over year and 1.2 percent …

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Valuations and Sales Discounts Eat Away at Foreclosure Proceeds

Low property valuations and steep sales discounts reduce the proceeds from liquidated loans by almost a third, according to Moody’s Investors Service. As home prices drop, equity erosion drives most of the losses incurred on defaulted mortgage loans, but the analysts at Moody’s say in today’s environment that’s not the whole story. They maintain that …

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Why you can’t get the lowest mortgage rates

Five reasons near-record low rates are out of reach for some CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Mortgage rates are near historical lows, but the rates lenders are quoting you aren’t as eye-popping as those you see in the news. When your vacation home becomes everybody’s home Buying a retirement or second home might sound like a great …

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Big Difference in Distressed vs. Non-Distressed Prices

Performance of commercial real estate in the United States is bifurcated, according to Moody’s Investors Service, with larger properties in major markets recovering value while distressed properties remain well off the peak. When looking at the commercial real estate sector as a whole, the New York-based ratings agency says property prices fell 1.2 percent in …

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