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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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RealtyTrac: Monthly foreclosure filings reverse course, rise 8%

40th consecutive month of declines annually
February 13, 2014
Foreclosure filings reversed course, increased 8% to 124,419 in January from December, marking the 40th consecutive month where foreclosure activity declines on an annual basis.
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When rising homes prices are not enough

Positive equity is not a barrier to foreclosure
January 28, 2014
Despite rising home prices, some homeowners are still entering the foreclosure process. It seems even with equity at their fingertips, these borrowers cannot catch a break. Fitch Ratings explains why equity means very little when a borrower simply has no ability to pay.
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Home prices jump 11.8%

New CoreLogic report shows 21 months of consecutive gains
January 7, 2014
Home prices, including distressed sales, edged up 11.8% in November when compared to a year earlier, representing the 21st consecutive annual home price increase nationally.
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Residential home sales continue to climb: RealtyTrac

Short sales become less appetizing
November 26, 2013
Residential property sales continue to climb with homes selling at an estimated annualized pace of 5.69 million in October, a 13% increase from year ago levels.
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RealtyTrac: Investor demand boosts residential property sales

October 24, 2013
Residential property sales continued to edge higher in September, as an increase in investor purchases boosted transaction volumes, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
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California home sales fall to 1988 levels

Low inventory stifles demand as market recovers from bust
October 18, 2013
Home sales volume in California is starting to decline, but demand remains relatively high, representing an imbalance between supply and demand.
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Private real estate market continues to feed investor appetite

New entities fuel recovery, may create housing obstacles
October 1, 2013
Over the past six months, private real estate funds looking to acquire assets, raised up to $39 billion, an increase of 56% from $25 billion in the same six-month period last year, according to analysis from Preqin.
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Housing is still looking up

RealtyTrac report suggests ongoing improvement
September 25, 2013
U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annualized pace of 5.6 million in August, up 2% from the 5.5 million pace set in July and up 12% from the 5 million pace set the previous August.
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Hidden single-family rental markets remain profitable for investors

Counties in Texas and Oklahoma top the list
September 18, 2013
A recent report from RentRange and RealtyTrac reveals all of the single-family rental markets that remain profitable for small investors.
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Single-family housing starts improve

Builders remain cautious in game-changing market
September 18, 2013
"The small rise in starts in August, which was below expectations and would have been a fall were it not for downward revisions to earlier data, is not as disappointing as it first appears," said analysts at Capital Economics. "The figures are skewed by the volatile multi-family sector; single-family starts posted an encouraging gain."
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