Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

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1 in 6 homes still seriously underwater as home price growth slows

Down 26% from 2013, but decline slowed with slowing price gains
July 24, 2014
Some 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater in the second quarter, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage, RealtyTrac reports.
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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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WATCH and CLICK: Where are home prices peaking?

Homes hit new 10-year peaks in 2013, 2014
June 5, 2014
More counties are starting to hit new 10-year home price peaks in 2014, but this video and chart tells the story best.
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The 14 very best big money markets for flipping homes

Bonus: 22 most active house flipping markets
June 2, 2014
Home flipping isn’t the share of home sales it used to be; it stood at 3.7% of the total homes sold in the first quarter of 2014. But there’s still gold in them thar hills, so to speak, as profits from flipping a house are up to 30%. Notably though, the returns in the top 14 markets are more like 70-80%.
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April home sales climb as short sales, foreclosures decline

Median prices hit highest since December 2008
May 29, 2014
Residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,213,793 in April, a decrease of less than 1% from March but an increase of 4% from April 2013, according to RealtyTrac. The median sales price rose to $172,000 in April, an increase of 4% from the previous month and an increase of 11% from April 2014
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This is what happens when foreign investors invade Vancouver

Now the most expensive housing market in North America
May 28, 2014
When you think expensive major American metro housing markets, you think San Francisco and New York right off the bat. Maybe Washington D.C. if you’re into that sort of thing. But according to the New Yorker, the single most expensive housing market -- thanks to foreign investment -- in North America is not a major market and it’s not “technically” in America but rather in Canada.
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RealtyTrac adds Jeff Mattice as vice president of data solutions

May 27, 2014
“Jeff’s broad experience in data and analytics make him an invaluable addition to the company,” said Jamie Moyle, RealtyTrac CEO. “His strategic business development expertise and established industry relationships will ensure that the data solutions department sees continued growth.”
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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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Cash house sales hit high as smart money retreats

"All is not well"
May 8, 2014
What do you make of the fact that all-cash home sales are at a record high even as institutional investor interest is dropping to its lowest level in two years? Are families, as one tweeter put it, “shrewdly avoiding taking on usurious 4.21% 30-year mortgages?”
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It’s official: The investors are back

Cash sales reach nearly 43% of all sales in 1st quarter
May 8, 2014
“Strict lending standards combined with low inventory continue to give the advantage to investors and other cash buyers in this housing market,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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