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Q1 2014 Home Equity & Underwater Report

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. The first quarter negative equity numbers were down to the lowest level since RealtyTrac began reporting negative equity in the first quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2013, 9.3 million residential properties representing 19 percent of all properties with a mortgage were seriously underwater, and in the first quarter of 2013 10.9 million residential properties representing 26 percent of all properties with a mortgage were seriously underwater. Read Complete Article Print Email

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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 2014 RealtyTrac U.S. Housing Affordability Analysis By RealtyTrac Staff February 18, 2014 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 325 U.S. counties. U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 8 Percent in January Driven by Double-Digit Percentage Increases in Foreclosure Starts and Scheduled Foreclosure Auctions By RealtyTrac Staff February 11, 2014 Foreclosure filings were reported on 124,419 U.S. properties in January an 8 percent increase from December but still down 18 percent from January 2013. U.S. Home Flipping Increases 16 Percent in 2013 and Average Gross Profit on Flips Rises to More Than $62,000 in Q4 By RealtyTrac Staff January 28, 2014 The RealtyTrac Year-End and Q4 2013 Home Flipping Report shows 156,862 single family home flips in 2013, up 16 percent from 2012 and up 114 percent from 2011. Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales Combined Accounted for 16 Percent of U.S. Residential Sales in 2013 By RealtyTrac Staff January 22, 2014 Short sales and foreclosure-related sales accounted for a combined 16.2 percent of all U.S. residential sales in 2013, up from 14.5 percent of all sales in 2012 and 15.2 percent of all sales in 2011. Print Email

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