Short Sale, Foreclosure and Strategic Default


Friday, January 30, 2009

REOS may soon be driving prices down even further

I have read that at least a quarter of the bank owned foreclosures are just are not on the market.

REALTOR® Magazine-Daily News-REOs Expected to Flood Market
REOs Expected to Flood Market
Mortgage lenders are likely to put their growing supply of repossessed homes up for sale in the months to come.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, 10 percent of home loans was either delinquent or in the foreclosure process at the end of September. Plus, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac saw repossessions grow nearly 25 percent to 15,196 homes from the second quarter to the third quarter of 2008.

Lenders may have to reduce the principal balance on loans to do more than slow down the foreclosure process for many borrowers.

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