Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels

While completed foreclosures on residential homes totaled 40,000 for April and have been steadily falling monthly for the last four years, they are still nearly double their pre-recession average per month, according to CoreLogic's April 2015 National Foreclosure Report released Tuesday. Completed foreclosures, which are a measure of homes actually lost to foreclosure, declined by … Continue reading Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels

Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) has written a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro asking for relief and more transparency for seniors participating in HUD's Home Equity Conversion Program (HECM). At the center of the issue is the fate of surviving non-borrowing spouses upon the death of the last … Continue reading Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs

Report: Foreclosure Rate in Judicial States More Than Triple That of Non-Judicial States

While 36 states reported a level of foreclosure inventory below the national average of 1.4 percent in January, the rate remained high in some states – namely in judicial states where the foreclosure process has to pass through the courts, according to CoreLogic's January 2015 National Foreclosure Report released on Tuesday. The foreclosure rate in judicial states … Continue reading Report: Foreclosure Rate in Judicial States More Than Triple That of Non-Judicial States

Foreclosure Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since ’08

Author: Brian Honea January 14, 2015 About 1.5 percent of all homes with a mortgage in the United States were in some state of foreclosure in November 2014, the lowest foreclosure rate since March 2008, according to CoreLogic's November 2014  National Foreclosure Report released Wednesday. Foreclosure inventory, which includes homes in any state of foreclosure, plummeted … Continue reading Foreclosure Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since ’08

Report: Falling Negative Equity Rate Nearing Single Digits

Author: Tory Barringer January 8, 2015 0 The third quarter of 2014 saw more than a quarter of a million American homes return to positive equity, leaving about one in 10 still underwater, CoreLogic said in its Q3 2014 Equity Report released Thursday.According to the company's latest estimates, an additional 273,000 U.S. homes recovered to … Continue reading Report: Falling Negative Equity Rate Nearing Single Digits

Foreclosures Falling, But Delinquency Rate Climbing

Author: Brian Honea December 30, 2014 The nation's foreclosure inventory fell to its lowest level in almost seven years in November, but the percentage of delinquent mortgage loans is on the rise, according to Black Knight Financial Services' November 2014 "First Look" at Mortgage Data. Delinquent mortgages, which are those more than 30 days overdue … Continue reading Foreclosures Falling, But Delinquency Rate Climbing

Purchasing Real Estate Online Becoming a More Prominent Reality for Homebuyers

According to comScore, online sales so far this holiday season (November 1 to present) have risen more than 16 percent against last year’s figures from the same time. Housing prices are also accelerating month-over-month and are predicted to reach pre-recession prices by mid-2015 (cnbc.com). With the average online purchase sitting at $180.94 (as of this … Continue reading Purchasing Real Estate Online Becoming a More Prominent Reality for Homebuyers

SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement

Ben Lane November 21, 2014 5:04PM The record-setting settlement between Bank of America (BAC), the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In August, BofA agreed to a $16.65 billion settlement over toxic mortgages, collateralized … Continue reading SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement

BofA to Offer Principal Writedowns to 200K Delinquent Borrowers

Bank of America began mailing out more than 200,000 letters this week targeting borrowers thought to be eligible for principal-reducing modifications under terms of the recent settlement the company and four other servicers reached with the federal government and 49 state attorneys general. To be eligible, a homeowner must owe more on the mortgage than … Continue reading BofA to Offer Principal Writedowns to 200K Delinquent Borrowers

Fannie, Freddie work to pay down principal in California

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac signed on to participate in Keep Your Home California, a $2 billion foreclosure prevention program intended to make it easier for homeowners reduce prinicipal on their mortgages. The move could provide a major boost to both the program and usage of the Treasury Department’s Hardest Hit Fund. California officials dropped a … Continue reading Fannie, Freddie work to pay down principal in California