Short Sales Offer Significant Discounts in Several Major Cities

Short sales are growing throughout the nation as distressed homeowners and servicers continue to seek alternatives to foreclosure and home buyers increasingly opt for the significant discounts that come with short sales. With 9,145 completed short sales, the Los Angeles area had more short sale transactions than any other metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the …

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Smaller Percentage of Homeowners Underwater in Q2

The percentage of borrowers underwater on their mortgage declined during the second quarter, but that welcome change of pace could come to an abrupt end as home values are again beginning to fall in markets across the country. The real estate data provider Zillow reported Monday that negative equity — which refers to the percentage …

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