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All-Cash Share of U.S. Residential Sales Reaches New High in First Quarter Even as Institutional Investor Share of Sales Drops to Lowest Level Since Q1 2012 By RealtyTrac Staff May 5, 2014 The share of all-cash sales reached a new high in the first quarter even as the share of institutional investor purchases dropped to the lowest level since the first quarter of 2012. U.S.Home Flipping Down to 3.7 Percent of All Sales in First Quarter But Average Gross Returns Increase to 30 Percent By RealtyTrac Staff April 29, 2014 3.7 percent of all U.S. single family home sales were flips in the first quarter of 2014, down from 4.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and down from 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013. U.S. Residential Sales Activity and Median Prices Reverse Downward Trend in March Even as First Quarter Distressed Sales Increase from Fourth Quarter By RealtyTrac Staff April 22, 2014 U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,253,464 in March, an increase of 0.4 percent from February and up 8 percent from a year ago. 9.1 Million U.S. Residential Properties Seriously Underwater in First Quarter, Lowest Level in Two Years By RealtyTrac Staff April 15, 2014 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater representing 17 percent of all properties with a mortgage in the first quarter of 2014. U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in March But First Quarter Foreclosure Activity Down to Lowest Level Since Q2 2007 By RealtyTrac Staff April 8, 2014 Foreclosure filings were reported on 117,485 U.S. properties in March, a 4 percent increase from February but still down 23 percent from a March 2013. U.S. Residential Sales Volume Decreases in February for Fourth Consecutive Month as Distressed Sales Continue to Dry Up and Institutional Investors Pull Back Purchases By RealtyTrac Staff March 25, 2014 U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,083,241 in February, a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous month but still up 7 percent from a year ago. 96 Percent of U.S. County Real Estate Markets Better Off Than at Height of Foreclosure Crisis Four Years Ago By RealtyTrac Staff March 20, 2014 96 percent of county housing markets are better off than they were four years ago when foreclosures peaked in 2010 but only 8 percent of are better off than they were eight years ago in 2006. U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 10 Percent in February From January Jump to Lowest Level in More Than 7 Years By RealtyTrac Staff March 11, 2014 U.S. foreclosure filings were reported on 112,498 U.S. properties in February, a 10 percent decrease from January and down 27 percent from February 2013 to the lowest monthly total since December 2006. Institutional Investor Share of U.S. Residential Sales in January Drops to Lowest Level Since March 2012 By RealtyTrac Staff February 25, 2014 Institutional investors accounted for 5.2 percent of all U.S. residential property sales in January, down from 7.9 percent in December and down from 8.2 percent in January 2013 Monthly House Payments for Homebuyers Increase an Average 21 Percent from a Year Ago in 325 U.S. Counties By RealtyTrac Staff February 21, 2014 RealtyTrac® today released a housing affordability analysis showing that the estimated monthly house payment for a median-priced three-bedroom home purchased in the fourth quarter of 2013 increased an average of 21 percent from a year ago in the 325 Print Email

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