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Black Knight: Foreclosures hit lowest level since May 2008

Twenty-six months of declines; prepay rate is up
July 23, 2014
The national inventory of loans in foreclosure declined again in June, down 1.5% for the month, almost 36% for the year, making this the 26th consecutive month of declines, Black Knight Financial Services reported.
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Fannie, Freddie foreclosure inventory hits new peak in Florida

Foreclosures in judicial states dwarf non-judicial states
July 9, 2014
According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the amount of foreclosure inventory held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in Florida has reached a new high, topping the previous peak which was reached at the height of the foreclosure crisis in 2010.
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Shrinking distressed inventory, new construction may hurt existing home sales

Buyers prefer new construction to existing homes
July 8, 2014
Given the turnaround from construction start to being ready for market, sellers of existing homes in markets where construction is running hotter may want to hit the market sooner rather than later.
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Foreclosure declines reverse as starts surge 9.5% in May

Black Knight survey finds half are repeat foreclosures
July 3, 2014
Foreclosure starts unexpectedly reversed course and climbed 9.5% in May, according to Black Knight Financial Services, countering an eight-month streak of declines.
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OCC: Foreclosures cut by half from last year

1Q2014 mortgage performance up in all metrics
June 26, 2014
First-lien mortgages serviced by large national and federal savings banks are 93.1% improved in the first quarter of 2014 and foreclosures have been cut in half, according to a report released today by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
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Black Knight: Foreclosure inventory drops to lowest since July 2008

Nationally foreclosures drop below 1 million, but tick up in April, May
June 24, 2014
Foreclosure inventory rate fell below 2% for first time since summer of 2008, according to Black Knight Financial Services “first look” at May 2014 month-end mortgage performance statistics.
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Foreclosures skyrocket in Northeast, West Coast

Nationwide foreclosure activity lowest since December 2006
June 10, 2014
Foreclosures of all types were filed on 109,824 residential properties in May, a 5% decrease from the previous month and a 26% decrease from May 2013, which brought it to the lowest monthly level since the early days of the housing bubble and crash in December 2006.
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Foreclosures drop to lowest level since crisis

"The recovery may be slow, but it is steady"
May 29, 2014
Completed foreclosures are officially at the lowest level since the Great Recession began in 2007, with foreclosures falling to 599,000 over the last year.
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Foreclosure filings down 1%, bank repos up 4%

Uptick is sign some markets working through final dregs
May 15, 2014
Property foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were down 1% in April while bank repossessions in April increased 4%.
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Moody’s: State HFA delinquencies declining despite rising foreclosures

Foreclosures rise in judicial states
May 12, 2014
The delinquency rates for State Housing Finance Agencies declined in 2013 – the first time in four years – signaling improving conditions for the sector, says Moody’s Investors Service.
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