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Bank of America Loses Bid to Have Chicago Predatory Lending Lawsuit Dismissed

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Cook County says that the bank's alleged predatory lending practices resulted in a higher number of foreclosures, increased blight, and lower property taxes in urban Chicago. Bank of America was seeking to have the suit dismissed, claiming that the county lacked standing to sue and waited too long to initiate litigation. The bank also says the county did not prove that the bank violated the Fair Housing Act, according to reports.

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Florida, Michigan Lead in Completed Foreclosures, But Other Numbers Do Not Correlate

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Despite both states having high numbers of completed foreclosures for the previous 12 months, other foreclosure-related statistics between the two states do not correlate. Florida's foreclosure inventory rate of 3.5 percent for January (third among states behind New Jersey and New York) was more than double the national average for the month (1.4 percent), whereas Michigan's foreclosure inventor was less than half that number (0.6 percent).

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Foreclosure Starts Reach 12-Month High; Completions Falling

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Foreclosure starts reached their highest level in a year in January, but foreclosure completions are falling faster than the seriously delinquent loan rate – resulting in an across the board increase in foreclosure pipeline ratios, according to Black Knight Financial Services' January 2015 Mortgage Monitor released Monday.

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Survey: Delinquency, Foreclosure Inventory Rates Fall to Lowest Levels Since 2007

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Both the delinquency rate and the foreclosure inventory rate in Q4 2014 for residential mortgage loans fell to their lowest levels since 2007, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's National Delinquency Survey released Wednesday. The delinquency rate, which includes loans that are at least one payment past due but not loans in foreclosure, fell to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 5.68 percent in Q4 for all mortgage loans outstanding at the end of the quarter, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2007.

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Foreclosure Inventory Down Despite Rise in Starts

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Foreclosure inventory was way down nationwide year-over-year in January despite a 5.5 percent month-over-month increase in foreclosure starts, according to Black Knight Financial Services' First Look at January Mortgage Data. Foreclosure starts totaled 94,300 for January, which was the highest number since December 2013. January's total was a 5.5 percent increase from December and a slight increase of 0.2 percent from January 2014.

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Economist: Leverage Plays Major Role in Driving Foreclosures

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With the nation's homeownership rates similar to those of 50 years ago, the foreclosure rate is significantly higher compared to the early 1960s. The main reason for the increase in foreclosure risk while the homeownership rate remains little changed is leverage, according to CoreLogic chief economist Sam Khater. The economist noted that leverage remains unaddressed by those responsible for initiating housing policy, and he recommended in his study that they may want to consider the ability to manage leverage in order to obtain financial stability in the residential housing market.

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Foreclosures Continue Steady Nationwide Decline in December

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Foreclosures in the United States have been steadily declining for months nearly every way the numbers are broken down, and December was no exception, according to CoreLogic's December 2014 National Foreclosure Report released Tuesday. Foreclosure inventory nationwide dropped in December down to 552,000 from 840,000 in December 2013, a decline of 34.3 percent. As of the end of December 2014, approximately 1.4 percent of all homes with a mortgage were in some state of foreclosure – a decline from 2.1 percent from the previous December. The current foreclosure rate of 1.4 percent is the lowest level since March 2008.

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