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RealtyTrac: More Homes Bought with Cash in July

RealtyTrac’s latest report shows that cash sales continued to rise, hitting 40 percent in July from 35 percent in June and 31 percent in July of 2012. RealtyTrac cited the recent uptick in interest rates as the reason for more cash buys, as some non-cash buyers can no longer afford to purchase a home, particularly […]

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 […]

Citigroup Anticipates More Mortgage Buybacks

TheStreet.com reported yesterday that Citigroup saw its mortgage repurchase reserves jump by 30% in the third quarter of this year, foreseeing an increase in repurchase requests by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to TheStreet.com, Citigroup had $952 million in reserves for Q3 2010 —more than three times the amount the bank had reserved during […]