Tagged : Foreclosures

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bank__olegdoroshin_450money.cnn.com - The foreclosure crisis is showing signs that it's finally fading away.

The number of new foreclosure filings -- which includes default notices, auctions and bank repossessions -- dropped 15% to a total of 113,454 properties in November, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties.

That was the biggest monthly decline since November 2010, and foreclosure filings are now at the lowest level since December 2006. From a year ago, filings are down 37%.

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realtytimes.com - Many of the homes on the market need some work and some need a lot of care. How do you know what to look for in a fixer-upper? If you're a first-time home buyer, purchasing a fixer-upper can be a good option because the price will be lower. But fixer-upper homes come with flaws and some can be huge.

Why a fixer-upper? In some areas, the housing market is very low on inventory, especially new and/or homes in top shape. Foreclosures and short sales, though, can offer better prices if you can deal with the home's maintenance needs.

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CNNMoney.com - Homeowners facing foreclosure just received an early Christmas present: They won't be evicted from their homes over the holidays.

Mortgage giants, Freddie Mac  and Fannie Mae, announced Monday that they will suspend all bank repossessions beginning December 17 and December 19, respectively, and will not resume the evictions until January 2, 2013.

"The holidays are a chance to be with loved ones and we want to relieve some stress at this time of year," said Terry Edwards, Executive Vice President of Credit Portfolio Management, Fannie Mae.

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dsnews.com - Foreclosures have drained nearly $2 trillion in home equity from neighborhoods across the United States, according to a report from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL).

In a report titled “Collateral Damage: The Spillover Costs of Foreclosures,” researchers Debbie Bocian, Wei Li, and Peter Smith conclude that, based on the 10.9 million loans that entered foreclosure between 2007 and 2011, approximately $1.95 trillion in property value has been lost or will be lost by residents who live close to foreclosed properties. This estimate includes losses stemming from completed foreclosures and future losses projected on foreclosure starts.

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