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The View from Underwater

Based on the latest Corelogic report on negative equity, 11.1 million, or 22.8 percent, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011....

Mortgage Performance and Modifications: Fourth Quarter 2011

The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report for the Fourth Quarter of 2011 released late last week showed some improvement among delinquencies and the foreclosure inventory. There is still a large pipeline of delinquent loans which continue to work through the...

Jobless Claims, GDP

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses jobless claims and the GDP....

Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing

In addition to tangible financial benefits, research has shown that homeownership brings substantial social benefits for families, communities, and the country as a whole. Because of these societal benefits, policy makers have promoted homeownership through a number of channels....

Housing Market Index

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the housing market index from the National Association of Home Builders....