Mortgage Delinquencies Drop

By Kevin Chiu The number of homeowners behind on their mortgages has dropped as a result of a higher number of mortgage modifications, according to one of the nation’s largest providers of mortgage data. The drop in mortgage delinquencies is a positive sign for the housing market, despite an uphill battle banks and mortgage companies… Continue reading Mortgage Delinquencies Drop

Mortgage Defaults Edge Up in August

Mortgage defaults were filed for the first time against the largest number of homeowners in more than four years in August as foreclosures surged higher for the month, according to RealtyTrac. Foreclosure auctions and formal lender repossessions were filed against 228,098 homes during the month. The figure represented a 7% surge in lender takeovers for… Continue reading Mortgage Defaults Edge Up in August

Feds Sue to Recoup Mortgage Losses

By Mike Colpitts A mortgage lender is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to recoup $1.6 million in insurance premiums the Federal Housing Administration was forced to pay on homes that were foreclosed. The lawsuit was filed against an Illinois based lender, MDR Mortgage Corporation. The suit, filed against Robert S.… Continue reading Feds Sue to Recoup Mortgage Losses

Mortgage Defaults Surge Higher

By Kevin Chiu Mortgage defaults, the first step homeowners face in the foreclosure process, surged higher during the month of June demonstrating an increase in future anticipated foreclosures growing at the fastest rate in more than a year, according to Lender Processing Services, a real estate data supplier which tracks defaults. The surge in mortgage… Continue reading Mortgage Defaults Surge Higher

Foreclosure Freeze Proposed

By Mike Colpitts An Ohio member of Congress has proposed a resolution that would enact a temporary freeze on foreclosures across the U.S. similar to the Great Depression. The proposal would enact a moratorium on all residential foreclosures. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) offered the resolution before the House Financial Services Committee. The proposal asks President… Continue reading Foreclosure Freeze Proposed

Win a Condo Raffle for Charity

By Kevin Chiu A Twin-Cities man thinks he’s found a way to buck the tough real estate market and attract attention to sell his condominium, despite the sluggish marketplace, and William Panzarella is doing it all in the name of charity. The Minneapolis condo owner has teamed up with a real estate agent to raffle… Continue reading Win a Condo Raffle for Charity

Shadow Inventory Falls 200,000 Homes

By Mike Colpitts The inventory of U.S. homes that have not yet been foreclosed but are in financial jeopardy recognized as the shadow inventory has declined by 200,000, according to real estate research firm Core Logic. The current residential shadow inventory is 1.8-million units, which represents a nine months supply of inventory at present sales… Continue reading Shadow Inventory Falls 200,000 Homes