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The 12 hottest housing markets right now

And the biggest losers in the price growth race
Trey Garrison
RealtyTrac’s data for October breaks out the housing markets with the most price gains, the ones that are slowing, and what’s happening with short sales and foreclosures. Where does your market fit in, and what does it mean?
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Black Knight: Mortgage delinquency rate drops to 7-year low

Loans in foreclosure also dropped to 6-year low
Ben Lane
The mortgage delinquency rate declined in October to a seven-year low, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ “First Look” at the October mortgage data. October also saw a rise in prepayments for the first time since July, which Black Knight said is “historically a good indicator of refinance activity.”
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Rising foreclosure activity validates housing market getting worse

"It's no great secret to how we can improve the economy"
Lynn Effinger
With Election Day behind us, you can count on seeing more and more media reports about rising foreclosures. We are watching very closely to see if actions will be taken by the government to improve the job market, by removing obstacles that have greatly hindered the private sector from bursting out of the malaise of the past six years.
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Florida man buys foreclosure, finds dead body inside

Presumed owner hadn’t been seen for three years
Ben Lane
William Wilson, of Cape Coral, Florida, purchased the home on SE 19th Lane at auction Tuesday for $96,000. When he arrived at the home Wednesday to inspect his purchase, he found the body thought to be the previous owner, a woman who had been missing since November 2011, in the master bedroom.
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$3.2 million deal for 6,000 Detroit foreclosures collapses

Local casino and real estate developer was to buy properties
Ben Lane
A deal between the City of Detroit and Herb Strather, a local casino and real estate developer, to buy more than 6,000 foreclosed homes in the city for nearly $3.2 million is dead.
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6 housing markets that haven’t recovered

California fills the list
Brena Swanson
Although it’s been eight to nine years since the housing recovery, not every market is recording strong growth, especially in Florida and California. Here are 6 former boomtowns that still have a long road ahead.
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$3.2M Detroit foreclosure mystery bidder revealed

Here are the plans going forward
Brena Swanson
The mystery buyer behind the purchase of more than 6,000 Detroit foreclosed homes was revealed on Tuesday. Here are his plans for what he hopes to do with it.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales fall to lowest level since Q1 2011

Median home prices increase for 30th consecutive month
Ben Lane
According to the report, residential properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,402,741 in September, a decrease of 1% from August 2014 and a decrease of 19% from one year ago.
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Black Knight: Foreclosure inventory lowest since February 2008

Delinquencies decline by 117K but foreclosure starts rise 12%
Trey Garrison
At 1.76% of active mortgages, the nation’s inventory of loans in foreclosure is now at its lowest point since February 2008, according to the September report from the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services.
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The shocking truths for homeowners struggling against foreclosure

Law firm: Wells Fargo case study allegedly reveals what they are up against
Trey Garrison
Several big banks have negotiated large settlements with the Department of Justice for their role in the housing bubble and subsequent economic collapse, but struggling homeowners shouldn't hold their breath waiting for relief.
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