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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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Trouble ahead: Tidal wave of HELOC resets about to hit

Bubble borrowers about to see payments spike
Trey Garrison
Home equity lines of credit taken during the big housing bubble just before the crash may result in a dramatic spike in payments for millions of homeowners with HELOCs. Will it upset a fragile economic recovery?
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Buying cheaper than renting in 3 of 4 housing markets

RealtyTrac: Other factors keeping renters on the sidelines
Trey Garrison
In three of every four markets surveyed, it's cheaper to buy than rent, but there are a number of other issues holding back potential buyers, according to RealtyTrac. Here's what they found.
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RealtyTrac names Michael Sawtell executive vice president

Will oversee consumer solutions
Ben Lane
In this role, Sawtell is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand, RealtyTrac said in a release.
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Fed: Wages grew in recession, went flat in recovery

Given how home prices are outstripping wages — trouble ahead?
Trey Garrison
Home prices are outpacing wage growth, and it turns out that the biggest stagnation has been during the recovery, not the recession. Sound strange?
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RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S.

Nationwide home price appreciation tops wage growth by 13 to 1 ratio
Ben Lane
The housing recovery is real, but is it recovering too fast? Home prices are growing much faster than wages for a majority of the country, a new report by RealtyTrac shows.
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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: What was the average downpayment in 2014?

Most expensive markets saw the most put down up front
Trey Garrison
The more expensive the home, the greater percentage of down payment. And millennials actually put down more than the national average after the Great Recession. Here’s how it breaks out.
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The Lucky 7 best neighborhoods for St. Patrick’s Day

Put on your drinking shoes
Trey Garrison
Put Uber on speed dial, put on your green and your drinking shoes, because Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day and that means pub crawls.
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How many underwater homes hold risky second-liens?

Higher payments coming and average payment spike hits $146 per month
Trey Garrison
A second life for silent seconds risk? It could be, according to what RealtyTrac has found. Here's what's happening and why we all should be concerned.
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