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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures see first year-over-year increase since 2010

But overall activity drops to lowest quarterly level since 2007
Ben Lane
Foreclosure activity — which includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — rose in March, marking the first year-over-year increase in foreclosure activity since September 2010. But the news wasn't all bad.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures will soon return to pre-crisis level

Foreclosure activity falls to lowest level since July 2006
Ben Lane
This year may finally be the year that we're able to put the foreclosure crisis behind us. According to a new report from RealtyTrac, foreclosure activity, which includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, is on track to return to pre-crisis levels by the end of 2015.
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RealtyTrac: Bank repossessions drive monthly foreclosure activity higher

Foreclosure spring cleaning begins
Brena Swanson
When compared annually, foreclosure filings continued to drop, decreasing 4% from a year ago to 119,888 U.S. properties in January, marking the start to foreclosure spring cleaning.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure starts increase two months straight

“Not a cause for concern”
Brena Swanson
Foreclosure starts in December increased for the second consecutive month. However, according to Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac, this is to be expected.
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Massachusetts foreclosure activity rises in November

More than doubles 2013 foreclosure petitions
Ben Lane
November foreclosure activity in Massachusetts rose by more than 150% over 2013, but the figures actually fell from October's total.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings increase first time in 3 years

Rise in foreclosures foreshadows new industry trend
Brena Swanson
Foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, were reported on 317,171 U.S. properties in the third quarter. According to Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac, this rise in foreclosures foreshadows a new trend.
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HOPE NOW: Foreclosure sales fall to pre-bust levels

Total number of loan modifications since 2007 reaches 7.1 million
Ben Lane
The estimated 115,000 foreclosure sales in the second quarter represented a decline of 9% from the first quarter’s total of 126,000. HOPE NOW notes that the second quarter total was the lowest since it started tracking the data in 2007.
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RealtyTrac: Monthly foreclosure filings reverse course, rise 8%

40th consecutive month of declines annually
Brena Swanson
Foreclosure filings reversed course, increased 8% to 124,419 in January from December, marking the 40th consecutive month where foreclosure activity declines on an annual basis.
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Foreclosure filings creep up a slight 2%

Judicial foreclosure auctions drive filings higher
Brena Swanson
While foreclosure filings grew a slight 2% from last week, total volume fell 28% year-over-year in October.
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Foreclosures drop 27% in SE Wisconsin

HousingWire Staff
Although foreclosure filings are down 27% from a year ago in October, filings in southeastern Wisconsin topped 600 for the first time since March.
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