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Shadow Inventory Shrinks for Fifth Consecutive Month: Barclays

That ominous shadow inventory of distressed homes that's been hanging over the industry was trimmed in July, according to Barclays Capital. It marked the fifth straight month the company has recorded a decline in the shadow supply. Barclays says it shrank 1.2 percent, to 3.92 million homes. At the same time, the firm's assessment of the nation's REO inventory ticked up 0.2 percent to 538,000 properties. The distressed share of home sales rose sharply in July, and Barclays says this will likely drive prices down 2 percent over the next three months.

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Erez Biala to Join Jefferies as Co-Head of CLO and CDO

Jefferies, a major global securities and investment banking group, announced Wednesday that Erez Biala will become a managing director and global co-head of collateralized loan obligation (CLO) and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) trading. The New York-based firm hired Biala to further its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS) platform.

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Housing Markets Becoming Less Saturated with REOs: Reports

The nation's REO stock fell 0.6 percent in May to 524,000 properties, according to Barclays Capital. In addition, the research firm estimates that housing's shadow inventory - which Barclays defines as the supply of homes nearing REO status - declined by 2.3 percent to 4.02 million properties. A separate study released by Clear Capital supports the assumption that indeed, there are fewer REOs influencing the market. The company says the percentage of bank-owned homes sold as compared to all properties sold dropped 22.7 percent during the May-July period.

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As Housing Programs Falter, Administration Weighs New Refinance Plan

Rumors of a new government-led mortgage refinancing program have begun to surface. DS News has received word from sources inside the administration and from high-ranking executives at some of the largest banks, confirming that the White House is indeed considering a refi push that would allow homeowners to lower their monthly mortgage obligations by locking in today's rock-bottom interest rates. Some industry insiders are viewing the move as a concession by the federal government that its existing housing programs aren't doing enough.

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