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More Banks Walking Away From Foreclosures

Cities across the country say they are seeing a disturbing new practice when it comes to foreclosures – more and more, banks are opting not to take possession of foreclosed properties because the costs of maintenance, repairs, and legal fees outweigh the still-declining value of the property.

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JVI Awarded Government Contract

Lake Mary, Florida’s JVI Appraisal Division, LLC, a nationwide provider of appraisals and valuations of foreclosed properties, has been awarded a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to perform appraisal services for the government.

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Former Fannie Exec Allnutt Heads New REDC Default Solutions

Irvine, California-based real estate auction company Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC) announced on Thursday the launch of a new division: REDC Default Solutions. The new business group will focus on loss mitigation, REO asset management, and asset valuation for lenders and financial institutions.

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REDC Acquires Auction.com Domain for $1.7M

Irvine, California-based Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC) has acquired the domain name, Auction.com, for $1.7 million. REDC’s consumer Website for lender-foreclosed home auctions, until now, has been USHomeAuction.

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Golden State Foreclosures Still Rising

ForeclosureRadar, which tracks every California foreclosure and provides daily auction updates, issued its monthly California Foreclosure Report for February 2009 on Thursday. The company said that Notices of Default have increased 21.

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MCS Awarded Government Contract

Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS), a property preservation and inspection services provider based in Tampa, Florida, announced on Thursday that it has been awarded a contract with U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to perform property preservation work for the government.

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Home Builders Vying With Foreclosures

As inventories of foreclosed homes swell, home builders across the country, particularly in the Sun Belt states hit hardest by the housing crisis, are pitted against REO properties for sales. Steve Ruffner, president of the Southern California division of new home builder KB Home, recently told the Wall Street Journal:http://online.

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