Category Archives: Foreclosures/Delinquencies

CoreLogic Reports 26th Straight Month of Foreclosure Declines

CoreLogic’s most recent National Foreclosure Report announced that foreclosures across the U.S. have fallen 14% between December 2012 and December 2013. This marks 26 consecutive months of falling foreclosure rates and 15 straight months of year-over-year declines. These statistics show that the housing market is improving, despite the disappointing pending home sales report from the […]

Foreclosure Activity Slows Down in 2013

RealtyTrac’s recent U.S. Foreclosure Market Report indicated that filings, such as default notices, bank repossessions, and auctions, dwindled to 1.36 million in 2013—a 26% decline from 2012 and a 53% decrease from the pinnacle in 2010. In addition, the report showed that 1.04% of all housing units, or one in every 96, had at least […]

Foreclosure-Crisis States Fail To Use Full Government Aid to Benefit Struggling Homeowners

States that were most affected by the foreclosure crisis are not using all of the money the federal government has set aside for struggling homeowners, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. The federal government provided $7.6 billion for the “Hardest Hit Fund” to help homeowners in states with high foreclosure rates. However, […]

Foreclosure, Serious Delinquency Rates in U.S. Decline

According to CoreLogic, foreclosures during the month of September were down 39% from last September with 84,000 foreclosures twelve months ago to 51,000 this September. The number of completed foreclosures also fell by 0.7% between August 2013 and September 2013. Despite the improvement, the number of completed foreclosures two months ago was higher than it […]

GSE Sees Foreclosures Drop 11% in Q2 2013

Reports have shown that Foreclosures and delinquencies have continued to drop within government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after second-quarter reviews from the Federal Housing and Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Foreclosure Prevention Report. Interestingly, third-party sales and foreclosures fell 10% from last quarter and foreclosure starts decreased by 11%. This is the result […]

Foreclosures in Long Island Stay Above National Average

According to a recent article in Newsday, new foreclosure cases on Long Island are spiking, even as the mortgage crisis fades in the rest of the United States. The article states that although home values are on the rise — suggesting a housing rebound on the Island — lenders filed 12,271 initial foreclosure cases in […]

Shadow Inventory in July Falls by 30% Year over Year

Lender Processing Services recently previewed its latest Mortgage Monitor, revealing that, at the end of July, more than 4.5 million mortgages were still distressed (some more distressed than others). This indicates a massive reduction in pre-sale foreclosure inventory, also known as “shadow inventory.” The pre-sale inventory between June and July was down 2.82% to a […]

RealtyTrac: Foreclosures In July See Slight Increase

RealtyTrac’s Foreclosure Market Report recently came out. It showed that foreclosure filings were reported on 130,888 U.S. properties (one on every 1,001 residential units) during the month of July. That is a 2% increase from the previous month, but down 32% year over year. (Foreclosure filings consist of default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions.) […]

New York’s Serious Delinquency Rate Exceeds National Average

According to Mortgage Bankers Association data, the rate of new foreclosures in the second quarter of 2013 was 1.07%, a record figure going back to 1979. This was higher than the national average of 0.64%. It was also reported that the Empire State had the third-highest serious delinquency rate in the nation with 9.2%, followed […]

Mortgage Delinquencies Jump by Almost 10% in June

Lender Processing Services (LPS) recently released its Mortgage Monitor Report, which showed that early mortgage delinquencies rose by 9.9% during the month of June. The national mortgage delinquency rate went from 6.08% in May to 6.68% in June. However, it is lower than it was in the beginning of the year, when it was 6.9%, […]