Hot Real Estate Investment News This Week 2013-01-05

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Welcome to our weekly edition of Hot Real Estate Investment News.
CoreLogic® released two major real estate reports this week, the Shadow Inventory Report and the National Foreclosure Report.
Residential shadow inventory continued to decline in October, down 12.3 percent from a year ago. And the national foreclosure inventory has fallen 18 percent from a year ago.
Be sure to download your complete copies of Corelogic’s Shadow Inventory Report and the National Foreclosure Report.
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 Decline in October 2012

—Shadow Inventory Down 12.3 Percent From a Year Ago—

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Shadow inventory is down 12 percent.


CoreLogic®reported on Wednesday that the current residential shadow inventory as of October 2012 fell to 2.3 million units, representing a supply of seven months.
The October inventory level represents a 12.3 percent drop from October 2011, when shadow inventory stood at 2.6 million units.
Data Highlights as of October 2012:

  • As of October 2012, shadow inventory fell to 2.3 million units, or seven months’ supply, and represented 85 percent of the 2.7 million properties currently seriously delinquent, in foreclosure or in REO.
  • Of the 2.3 million properties currently in the shadow inventory, 1.04 million units are seriously delinquent (3.3 months’ supply), 903,000 are in some stage of foreclosure (2.8 months’ supply) and 354,000 are already in REO (1.1 months’ supply).
  • As of October 2012, the dollar volume of shadow inventory was $376 billion, down from $399 billion a year ago.
  • Over the three months ending in October 2012, serious delinquencies, which are the main driver of the shadow inventory, declined the most in Arizona (13.3 percent), California (9.7 percent), Michigan (6.8 percent), Colorado (6.8 percent) and Wyoming (5.9 percent).
  • As of October 2012, Florida, California, Illinois, New York and New Jersey make up 45 percent of the 2.7 million properties that are seriously delinquent, in foreclosure or in REO. In October 2011, these same states made up 51.3 percent of all the distressed mortgages that were at least 90 days delinquent, in foreclosure or REO.

Download a copy of the full October 2012 Shadow Inventory Report.

 

CoreLogic Reports 55,000 Completed Foreclosures in November

—The National Foreclosure Inventory Has Fallen 18 Percent From a Year Ago—

On Thursday, CoreLogic® released its National Foreclosure Report, which provides data on completed U.S. foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory. According to CoreLogic, there were 55,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in November 2012, down from 72,000 in November 2011, a year-over-year decrease of 23 percent.
Highlights as of November 2012:

  • The five states with the highest number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in November 2012 were: California (102,000), Florida (94,000), Michigan (75,000), Texas (58,000) and Georgia (52,000).These five states account for 50 percent of all completed foreclosures nationally.
  • The five states with the lowest number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in November 2012 were: South Dakota (10), District of Columbia (62), Hawaii (415), North Dakota (491) and Maine (597).
  • The five states with the highest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgaged homes were: Florida (10.4 percent), New Jersey (7.3 percent), New York (5.1 percent), Nevada (4.7 percent) and Illinois (4.7 percent).
  • The five states with the lowest foreclosure inventory as a percentage of all mortgaged homes were: Wyoming (0.4 percent), Alaska (0.7 percent), North Dakota (0.7 percent), Nebraska (0.8 percent) and South Dakota (1.0 percent).

Download a copy of the National Foreclosure Report.