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Hope Now, RealtyTrac to co-sponsor regional housing roundtables

Industry, nonprofits and stakeholders trying to build sustainable housing solutions
Trey Garrison
The HOPE NOW Alliance and RealtyTrac have announced a partnership for the remainder of 2015 to co-sponsor regional housing roundtables in selected U.S. cities to bring together the mortgage industry, community leaders and nonprofits to work on housing solutions.
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Here are the 10 most affordable housing markets for low down payments

RealtyTrac/Down Payment Resource report shows least affordable markets too
Ben Lane
A new study from RealtyTrac and Down Payment Resource shows the top 10 and bottom 10 markets in the U.S. in terms of affordability and accessibility for low down payment borrowers. Which markets made the list?
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Foreclosure activity hits 19-month high on rise in REOs

Starts below pre-crisis levels but auctions, REO activity well above
Trey Garrison
Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties in May 2015, up 1% from the previous month and up 16% from a year ago to a 19-month high. Here’s why and what it means.
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RealtyTrac: Zombie foreclosures increase in half of U.S. metros

Top 10 zombie foreclosure rates in major markets
Brena Swanson
While homeowner-vacated zombie foreclosures are improving across the country, they still remain, and are getting worse, in some top-foreclosure states. This infographic shows which markets are winning and losing in the war on zombies.
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RealtyTrac: Average down payment falls to three-year low

Share of low down payment loans grow
Brena Swanson
Although the average down payment for single-family homes, condos and townhomes purchased in the first quarter fell, it shows that first-time homebuyers are finally starting to come out of the woodwork.
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RealtyTrac: Top 10 buyer and seller markets

Where should owners sell their home?
Brena Swanson
The housing market is all over the place this year and successful navigation depends heavily on the local environment. As a result, RealtyTrac decided to identify the nation's 10 hottest seller’s markets and the best buyer’s markets.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity jumps to highest level in 18 months

Bank repo activity fueled big drive up in foreclosures
Trey Garrison
Foreclosure filings were up 3% in April and up 9% from a year ago, pushing to an 18-month high. Here’s where it went off track.
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Freddie Mac: Rising rents aren’t pushing residents to homeownership

Conventional wisdom has it all wrong, survey says
Trey Garrison
Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? You might think that or at least hear it a lot, but there’s some new evidence that it may not be the case. At all. Want to know more? Read on.
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Major mortgage firms agree to deal with zombie properties

New York Dept. of Financial Services works to maintain communities
Trey Garrison
Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, and other companies representing nearly 70% of the New York market say they are going to adopt zombie property best practices coordinated by the New York Department of Financial Services.
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RealtyTrac: Mortgage lending rose 17% in first quarter

Low interest rates lead to big jump in refinances
Ben Lane
Thanks in large part to the continually low interest rate, mortgage originations rose 17% year-over-year in the first quarter, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. Unsurprisingly, refinances led the way. Here's how it all broke down.
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