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Things at Ocwen just went from bad to much, much worse

Embattled company hit with an avalanche of bad news

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Buyer demand boosts sales

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Single-family rental investment still strong among smaller investors

Cash sales down because institutionals exiting
Trey Garrison
Cash sales of homes are down, but that's because the institutional investors are bargain hunters. Here's why the smart money smaller investors are staying on SFRs.
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Cash buyer share falls to 4-year low despite recent surge

Institutional investors bought up 500K homes since 2010
Trey Garrison
The share of home sales to institutional investors and all-cash buyers dropped to four-year lows in 2014 despite a quarterly increase in the fourth quarter. Here’s what’s happening and a look at whether the pattern will hold.
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RealtyTrac: How will new 3% down mortgage products perform?

Less homeowners use low down payments
Brena Swanson
Housing authorities released plenty of new regulations over the past year in an effort to boost homeownership. How these programs are doing so far is still up for debate.
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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: One in four foreclosures are zombie homes

Share of zombies up despite decline in total foreclosures
Trey Garrison
The share of foreclosures that are zombie homes is up despite the overall decline in foreclosures. Here’s why, and what it means for housing demand going forward.
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87% of properties qualify for down payment assistance

The biggest obstacle for first-time homebuyers?
Trey Garrison
A joint analysis by RealtyTrac and Down Payment Resource shows that 87% of homes and condos would qualify for down payment assistance. Here’s how it breaks down and how it affects mortgage lending.
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RealtyTrac: Best markets for buying rental properties

Best returns, biggest rent jumps and more
Trey Garrison
Where are the best markets for buying single-family rentals in the first quarter of 2015? RealtyTrac has the answer, and then some. Let's dive in.
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First wave of ‘boomerang buyers’ become eligible for mortgages

RealtyTrac: Here’s where the action may heat up
Trey Garrison
The first wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit and qualify to buy a home.
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Jon Cohn joins RealtyTrac as SVP of data products

Tasked with expanding data product offerings
Ben Lane
RealtyTrac announced the addition of industry veteran Jon Cohn as the company’s new senior vice president of data products. In this position, Cohn is tasked with designing and building data-based products that will serve a multitude of verticals such as direct marketing, real estate, insurance, and value added resellers.
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Seriously underwater properties decrease 2.2 million in 2014

RealtyTrac: Down 5.8 million from peak negative equity in 2012
Trey Garrison
The number of seriously underwater homes continues to drop, and the number of equity-rich homes is growing. Here’s what’s happening.
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