Hot Real Estate Investment News This Week 2012-10-13

All the Real Estate News That’s Fit to RE-Print™

Welcome to our weekly edition of Hot Real Estate Investment News.
We’re getting more good news this week for the real estate market.
“The wave of foreclosures hitting the nation’s housing market has been much less severe than anticipated, with foreclosure filings at their lowest level in five years last month….”
Current residential shadow inventory has dropped 10 percent from a year ago.
Here are the real estate investing related news items that caught our attention this past week. We hope they help you stay up-to-date with your real estate investment strategies and inspire some profitable real estate deals for you.

CoreLogic Reports Shadow Inventory Continues to Decline in July 2012

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"The shadow inventory that previously darkened industry outlook is beginning to fade."


CoreLogic® reported on Tuesday that the current residential shadow inventory as of July 2012 fell to 2.3 million units, representing a supply of six months.
This is a 10.2 percent drop from July 2011, when shadow inventory stood at 2.6 million units, which is approximately the same level the country was experiencing in March 2009.
The full Q2 2012 Shadow Inventory Report with additional charts and roll rate information is available here.
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Is the Industry Seeing Sunlight Break Through the Shadows?
“The shadow inventory that previously darkened industry outlook is beginning to fade. In fact, we may soon begin to see the sunlight on the horizon.”

Foreclosure Activity Drops to 5-Year Low in September

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Foreclosure activity is down 16 percent from a year ago.

Monthly Activity at Lowest Level Since July 2007

On Thursday, RealtyTrac®  released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2012, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 180,427 U.S. properties in September, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from September 2011.
September’s total was the lowest U.S. total since July 2007.
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Foreclosures at Five Year Low
“Foreclosure filings were reported on 531,576 U.S. properties during the quarter, a decrease of 5 percent from the second quarter and a decrease of 13 percent from the third quarter of 2011 — the ninth consecutive quarter with an annual decrease in foreclosure activity. ”
Foreclosures fall to 5-year low
“The wave of foreclosures hitting the nation’s housing market has been much less severe than anticipated, with foreclosure filings at their lowest level in five years last month….”