Huge Rise in Walkaways

A growing number of homeowners are doing what was once unthinkable – strategically walking away from mortgages, and the trend is showing huge signs of increasing with the approval of academia. A consulting company working for financial institutions, Oliver Wyman estimates that 16% of current foreclosures are of mortgage borrowers intentionally walking away, choosing to… Continue reading Huge Rise in Walkaways

Markets on the Mend in Time for Christmas

By Kevin Chiu It’s the season of comfort and joy, Christmas trees and Santa Claus flying down the chimney. All of us wish for World Peace. We hope for a New Year that will be better than 2009 when the World’s financial system nearly blew up on Wall Street. In the face of all the… Continue reading Markets on the Mend in Time for Christmas

Housing Shows Stabilization

By Mike Colpitts More than four years after beginning its downturn, many housing markets are stabilizing. Stabilization is key and the first step in the recovery process as markets settle from the worst housing crash since the Great Depression. The long-running housing depression is far from over, but there are more indications that stabilization is… Continue reading Housing Shows Stabilization

2015 Florida Housing Market Predictions

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The Florida Housing Market is not necessarily busting at the seams, but statewide housing data indicates that the market is growing along normal trend lines. This means that the pace of sales, median sale price increases, and other significant data tell of moderate and sustainable growth. Florida continues to be one of the most desirable… Continue reading 2015 Florida Housing Market Predictions

The Best Real Estate Markets 2013

When considering which real estate markets are the best, it is wise to look at home sales among other aspects as this number often reveals a thriving real estate market. Below is a list of the top 25 real estate markets in America today from the least to the greatest: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: According to… Continue reading The Best Real Estate Markets 2013

70 US Cities Forecast with Higher Home Prices

By Mike Colpitts Nearly mid-way through the year 70 U.S. cities housing markets are forecast to recover in 2012, and some of them are already making successful inroads on their way with appreciating home prices. The cities include five that were forecast by Housing Predictor at the beginning of the year to appreciate in value,… Continue reading 70 US Cities Forecast with Higher Home Prices

Foreclosures Rise 18%

The epidemic of foreclosures is rising, according to newly released figures from RealtyTrac, despite a slight slowdown in activity during the month of May. Year over year foreclosures rose 18%. Foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions were reported on 321,480 properties during the month, a decrease of 6% from April. The… Continue reading Foreclosures Rise 18%