Tag Archives: foreclosure activity

Trump Must Hate the Little Guy

Financial FAQs The Republican Party may rue the day they didn’t vet their presumptive candidate for President. The vetting can no longer just be about his overt and premeditated racism, or even his xenophobic wall building. His business practices are … Continue reading

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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 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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Consumer Debt Falls to Pre-Recession Level

Financial FAQs The total amount of debt held by Americans fell again in the first three months of 2013 and stood at the lowest level since the middle of 2006, the New York Federal Reserve said Tuesday. The level of … Continue reading

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Bank Lending Still Stingy

The Mortgage Corner The Federal Reserve just published its quarterly Senior Loan Officer survey on lending standards by the largest banks. They basically adhere to the strictest Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines for residential loans, such as minimum 620 … Continue reading

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California Foreclosures Plunging, Sales Rising

The Mortgage Corner The number of California homeowners entering the foreclosure process plunged to the lowest level in more than seven years last quarter, reports DataQuick. The unusually sharp drop in the number of mortgage default notices filed by lenders … Continue reading

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Mortgage Delinquencies Lowest Since 2008

The Mortgage Corner The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.09 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, the lowest level since 2008, … Continue reading

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