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RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low

Cash sales hit 8-year low
Sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 are at an eight-year high, and the U.S. median home price in July was at an 82-month high. Say what you will, this is one area of housing that's slowly fading. Read on.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings up 7% in July

Marks 5 months of year-over-year increases
There was a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — in July, up 7% from the previous month. RealtyTrac vice president explains why.
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Rob Barber takes the reins as RealtyTrac’s new CEO

Jamie Moyle becomes chair of the innovation committee of the board of directors
RealtyTrac, a provider of comprehensive housing data, welcomed a new chief executive officer this week, as Rob Barber took over for Jamie Moyle as CEO. Barber’s hiring was announced in late July, but he officially assumed the CEO role on Monday.
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RealtyTrac: Loan applications up 23% in 2Q from 2Q14

Purchases up 9%, refis up 32%
A total of 1,950,267 loans were originated on single-family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22% from the previous quarter and up 23% from a year ago to the highest level since the third quarter of 2013. So while things are slowing, it's better than last year. Here's what's happening.
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Foreclosure starts at a 10-year low in first half of 2015

Accelerating bank repos 37% above pre-crisis watermark
There were a total of 597,589 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — in the first half of 2015, down 13% from the previous six months and down 3% from the same time period in 2014. Things are changing but where are the trends heading?
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RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009

Institutional investor share at 15-year low
Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago. Distressed sales are drying up. Want to know more?
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Hope Now, RealtyTrac to co-sponsor regional housing roundtables

Industry, nonprofits and stakeholders trying to build sustainable housing solutions
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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