Foreclosures Archive

Foreclosures: May Be In A Drawdown Mode

Respondents to the recent REALTORS® Confidence Index were asked about their most recent home listing. A foreclosure listing was reported by 9 percent and a short sale listing by 18 percent. Given that foreclosures are currently at the 27 percent...

Distressed Residential Sales: Market Is Absorbing An Increasing Number

The percentage of Existing Home Sales that are foreclosures has increased in recent months as foreclosures work their way through the pipeline of distressed homes. Distressed sales were reported at 40 percent of total Existing Home Sales in the...

Patterns Develop in a Roiling Market

The national housing market slumped in the 3rd quarter of 2010 following the end of the Federal tax credit.  This pattern persisted in the 4th quarter, but the dynamics at the local level were different.  A slim majority of...

State by State Estimate of Shadow Inventory

Although the foreclosure crisis at times appears like an all-encompassing national problem, there are states and metropolitan areas that are harder impacted than others. From the onset of the foreclosure crisis, four states have continually had relatively worse foreclosure...

February 2011 Real Estate Insights: “Changing Times”

Already this new year we have seen changing patterns: in weather, in politics, in international developments. We’ve also seen changes in factors affecting real estate, as well as a change in the influence of housing on an economic recovery....