foreclosures

New foreclosures drop as housing market improves
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Daren Blomquist, a vice president of RealtyTrac, said foreclosures have been on a steady decline for months and have fallen below levels last seen a decade ago before the start of the housing meltdown. "The loans that were originated over the last five …

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Drummond: Investor purchases of foreclosures intensify housing crisis?
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Three years ago this month, the Urban Strategies Council released a report that sought to answer that question. The Oakland nonprofit found that investors — most from outside the city — were snatching up foreclosed homes in low-income neighborhoods …

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On the House: Studies say foreclosures, home prices widening social gaps
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The foreclosure crisis "spurred one of the largest migrations in U.S. history, changes that could alter the complexion of American cities for a generation or more," said the lead researcher, Michael Hall, an assistant professor at Cornell. "Among its …

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Foreclosures on the decline in January
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Since the financial meltdown began in September 2008, there have been approximately 5.5 million completed foreclosures across the country, and since home ownership rates peaked in the second quarter of 2004, there have been approximately 7 million …

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Foreclosures Ready for a Comeback
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Also contributing to the potential for an upswing in foreclosures in 2015 is the fact that many of the solutions offered to homeowners in response to the housing meltdown of the mid-2000s were temporary. Some two million homeowners who received loan …

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December 2008 Constituent Q & A: Housing and Foreclosures
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Senator Cardin answers questions on the mortgage meltdown.

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Home foreclosures finally clearing courts
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During the height of the housing meltdown, lenders were reluctant to take back homes because of the time and financial losses involved. But now is a good time to sell, said Blomquist, pointing out that lenders can usually unload the homes quickly and …

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Completed foreclosures down again in November
www.consumeraffairs.com

On a month-over-month basis, completed foreclosures were down 12.6% from 47,000 in October. As a basis of comparison, completed foreclosures averaged 21,000 per month nationwide between 2000 and 2006 — prior to the housing market meltdown in …

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May 13 – What is going on with Congress, food, security, technology, wars, foreclosures and housing.
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CJ Holmes leads the fight to stop foreclosures, keep people in their homes, stop Fannie, Freddie and the banks from selling REOs in bulk to hedge funds, and …

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Foreclosures drop to lowest levels
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In Crow Wing County, foreclosure numbers jumped between 2004 and 2005, as a sign of what was to come in the housing meltdown. The Great Recession officially began in 2007. By that time, foreclosures nearly doubled in the county. Foreclosures were in …

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Brevard No. 4 in the nation with foreclosures
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"Finding that new normal requires striking a balance between too much loan risk, which would result in another housing meltdown, and too little risk, which could result in a stunted recovery." Contact Price at 321-242-3658 or wprice@floridatoday.com.

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Milwaukee struggles to get ahead on foreclosures
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"The one thing to remember…is that we are three years behind the housing meltdown," said Aaron Szopinski, a former city budget analyst whom Barrett promoted to take over as the city's housing director. Normally, it can take several years between the …

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SJ foreclosures drop
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As a result, San Joaquin County, which during the height of the mortgage meltdown often led the country in foreclosures, has tumbled in the rankings for that dubious honor. Its January rate of one filing per every 647 housing units was 33rd highest …

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The Mayor's Plan for Foreclosures
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Since the housing bubble burst in 2008, tax foreclosures have gone up rapidly. Barrett said the city now owns 13 times the number of foreclosed properties as it did before the financial meltdown. Vacant buildings attract crime. More than 427 major …

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Rising foreclosures hurt Island as nation recovers
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They range from New York's almost three-year foreclosure process — tied with New Jersey for the longest in the nation — to Long Island's riskier-than-average mortgage loans before the collapse of the housing market in 2008. Another factor: the region …

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Home foreclosures plummet in Napa
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In June, 10 Napa County homes were lost to foreclosure, compared with 73 homes in June 2008 during the housing meltdown. Even with this sharp decline, foreclosures remain at historically high levels. For the entire year of 2003, only 10 Napa County …

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Resistance to Housing Foreclosures Spread Across the Land …
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One activist group in Miami has taken a more direct approach to the crisis, housing homeless families in abandoned bank-owned homes without waiting for government permission. It's unlikely, though, that any of these …

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Foreclosures fall to pre-housing bust levels
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The number of foreclosure filings have plunged so fast — down 14% since May — that the housing market could be back to pre-mortgage meltdown levels before the end of the year, according to Daren Blomquist, a vice president at RealtyTrac. "Halfway …

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