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Existing-Home Sales Highest in Year

The Mortgage Corner The National Association of Realtors reports total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million in September from 5.05 … Continue reading

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Housing Inventories Continue Increase

The Mortgage Corner Calculated Risk and Housing Tracker report that existing-home for sale inventories have increased 4.7 percent in February. It is good news for those who worry that the lack of inventory will hold back existing-home sales this year. … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Show Weakness

The Mortgage Corner Where is a housing bubble? Some pundits have been saying that housing prices, up some 13 percent in a year, may have been rising too fast. This is mainly because too few homes on the market, and … Continue reading

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Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Decline

The Mortgage Corner The good news is that foreclosure rates continue to fall, though delinquencies more than 90 days late are fluctuating with the season, according to Lender Processing Services (LPS) in their Mortgage Monitor report for September. According to … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Take Off

The Mortgage Corner Existing-home sales have finally taken off, a sign that real estate might now be leading the economic recovery. Real estate has historically led past recoveries, by employing so many construction workers and professional services, but not this … Continue reading

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Shadow Inventory of Bad Loans Still Too High

Financial FAQs The shadow inventory of troubled homes fell to about 2 million in April, down 18 percent from the same period in the prior year, and down 34 percent from a peak of 3 million in early 2010. But … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Rise as Foreclosure Rates Fall

The Mortgage Corner Home prices are continuing to rise, in part because foreclosure rates continue to fall. Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in April to 2.93 percent from 3.02 percent in March. The serious delinquency … Continue reading

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