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Nightmare on Main Street Part II: When Natural Disaster Strikes Home

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the second in a two-part series investigating the impact of disasters on a housing market in RealtyTrac’s award-winning newsletter, Housing News Report. Part I investigated the impact of environmental disasters, and Part II… Read More »

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Homeownership More Profitable for Single Men Than Single Women

Single Men Owners Have Gained $10,000 (16 Percent) More in Home Value Since Purchase; Housing Gender Gap Widens with More Years of Homeownership IRVINE, Calif. – May 26, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data,… Read More »

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Homedisclosure.com Now Reports Hundreds of Porter Ranch-Style Underground Storage Facilities Near 4.8 Million Homes

Underground Natural Gas Storage Tanks are Located in 28 States Across the U.S. IRVINE, Calif. – May 17, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, announced today that its pre-diligence website, www.HomeDisclosure.com, has identified the… Read More »

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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 7 Percent in April 2016

RealtyTrac released its April 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Activity data this week, which shows that 100,932 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings during the month, down 7 percent from the previous month and down 20 percent from a year ago — the… Read More »

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Vacant “Zombie” Foreclosures Decrease 30 Percent in Second Quarter 2016 Compared to a Year Ago

┬áTop States for Zombie Foreclosures are New Jersey, New York, Florida, Illinois, Ohio; 1.4 Million Overall Vacant U.S. Residential Properties Up 2.7 Percent From Previous Quarter Investment Properties Account for 75 Percent of all Vacant Properties Nationwide IRVINE, Calif. –… Read More »

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Nightmare on Main Street Part I: Environmental Crises

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the first in a two-part series investigating the impact of disasters on a housing market in RealtyTrac’s award-winning newsletter, Housing News Report. Part I investigates the impact of environmental disasters, and Part II… Read More »

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Q1 2016 Loan Originations Down 8 Percent From Year Ago Driven by 20 Percent Drop in Refinance Originations

Purchase Originations Up 3 Percent, HELOC Originations Increase 10 Percent; HELOC Dollar Volume Jumps 45 Percent Thanks to Higher Average Loan Amounts IRVINE, Calif. – May 12, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today… Read More »

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Less Than 1 Percent of Seriously Underwater U.S. Properties Qualify for Principal Reduction Under New FHFA Program

Number of Seriously Underwater Homeowners Drops 638,000 From a Year Ago in Q1 2016; Number of Equity Rich Homeowners Increases Nearly 1.3 Million From a Year Ago IRVINE, Calif. — May 5 , 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading… Read More »

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A Mall Foreclosure in Frackville

Are shopping malls a relic of the past? In the heart of Pennsylvania’s coal country, the Schuylkill Mall, located in Frackville, Pennsylvania, is in foreclosure. The owner of the mall has defaulted on a $27.4 million loan. The property is… Read More »

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Make 5 Times the Profit by Combining Real Estate Investing with Notes

According to RealtyTrac’s April 2016 issue of the Housing News Report, real estate note buying is on the rise. Note buying experts Eddie Speed and Kevin Shortle of NoteSchool penned an article titled “Make 5 Times the Profit by Combining… Read More »

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