Home Prices Decline Less in Hardest Hit Markets

By Mike Colpitts Where home prices are still declining they are deflating at a slower rate for the second year in a row, a new Housing Predictor survey has found. The hardest hit markets in the nation, including places in California, Nevada, Arizona, Rhode Island and Florida are experiencing less deflation than in early 2010.… Continue reading Home Prices Decline Less in Hardest Hit Markets

Settlement Likely in Robo-Signing Foreclosure Probe

By Kevin Chiu Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is spearheading the 50 state probe into the robo-signing foreclosure scandal is seeking a settlement agreement with the major banks involved in the mess. Statements made by bank employees admitting to signing foreclosure documents in sworn affidavits without checking their accuracy led to the foreclosure scandal… Continue reading Settlement Likely in Robo-Signing Foreclosure Probe

Four States Cities Lead Foreclosure Crisis in 2010

By Mike Colpitts Four states cities accounted for 19 of the top 20 metropolitan U.S. foreclosure centers in 2010 as the foreclosure crisis gained momentum in the majority of the nation, despite moratoriums put in place by five major national lenders, according to RealtyTrac. California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona cities accounted for the most foreclosures.… Continue reading Four States Cities Lead Foreclosure Crisis in 2010

Sunshine States Carry Foreclosure Slide

By Mike Colpitts Major sunshine state metropolitan areas accounted for the top 19 of 20 foreclosure rates in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year, according to the quarterly report compiled by RealtyTrac. California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona cities had the highest number of repossessed residential properties. Among all the metro areas tracked… Continue reading Sunshine States Carry Foreclosure Slide

2010 Nevada Housing Market

High unemployment in construction, gaming and retail sales is contributing to the epidemic of foreclosures in Nevada, which has slowed as bankers hold back on foreclosing properties in an attempt to raise housing prices. An assortment of new casino projects under construction has been stopped in their tracks, victims of the global financial meltdown. Unemployment… Continue reading 2010 Nevada Housing Market

Worst is Over as Housing Deflation Peaks

Despite an on-coming wave of foreclosures, the worst is behind the majority of U.S. housing markets, according to a new assessment by Housing Predictor. Real estate deflation has been the worst in three states, topping 75% in the hardest hit markets of the country. But it has begun to slow as a result of a… Continue reading Worst is Over as Housing Deflation Peaks

Sunbelt States Losing Population

In a major reversal of trends, for the first time many of the most populated Sunbelt states are losing population as a result of the real estate crash and financial strain. It’s the first time in decades that many of the country’s finest Sunbelt states, including Florida, Nevada and Arizona have experienced a drop in… Continue reading Sunbelt States Losing Population

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

New Record in Foreclosures Set

The foreclosure epidemic reached a new milestone in July setting another record, according to the RealtyTrac monthly report. Foreclosure filings were reported on 360,149 properties nationwide, rising 32% from one year ago. “July marks the third time in the last five months where we’ve seen a new record set for foreclosure activity,” said James J.… Continue reading New Record in Foreclosures Set