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9 States Where Foreclosures Are Dropping the Most

October 12, 2012: 

Find out which states saw foreclosure activity fall by 20 percent or more in the third quarter.

Low Valuation in Home Appraisals Causing Steady Level of Contract Glitches

October 10, 2012: 

The real estate market is recovering but still faces hurdles, notably from tight mortgage credit, but problems with a sizeable share of real estate appraisals also are holding back home sales, according to NAR survey findings.

More Americans Say Walking Out on Mortgage OK

October 9, 2012: 

"If Americans carry on with that mindset, it will continue to cause problems as the economy undergoes a slow recovery," says a senior analyst at JZ Analytics about alarming results from a recent poll on strategic default.

Appraisal Institute to Study Value of 'Green'

October 9, 2012: 

The Appraisal Institute is teaming with an energy agency to asses energy efficiency and green features on the value of existing homes.

Shadow Inventory Drops 10%

October 9, 2012: 

Predictions that the nation's shadow inventory would rapidly rise have yet to materialize, as the shadow inventory continues to show signs of dropping.

Survey: Americans Upbeat About Housing

October 9, 2012: 

The number of Americans expecting home prices to decline reached an all-time low, according to Fannie Mae's monthly housing survey.

NAR: Appraisals Continue to Hamper Sales

October 9, 2012: 

Problems with real estate appraisals are still delaying and even derailing home sales, a recent survey of REALTORS® shows.

Sluggish Job Market Stalls Growth in Office Sector?

October 9, 2012: 

The office market continues to recover, but at a very slow pace that has some concerned.

Beige Book Cites Real Estate as Bright Spot

October 9, 2012: 

The economy is growing at a tepid pace, but real estate is emerging as a bright spot in the recovery, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book.

Foreclosures Drop to 5-Year Lows

October 9, 2012: 

"[Foreclosures are] making little noise in the housing market — at least on a national level," says a spokesman with RealtyTrac, which released their latest foreclosure report today.

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