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JPMorgan Chase Sued for Discriminatory Lending Practices

Foreclosures continue to be a national problem, and one metro's City Attorney thinks a large chunk of the problem came from discrimination. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is suing one of the nation's largest banks, JPMorgan Chase, alleging the bank engaged in discriminatory lending.

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Interest Rate Resets a Concern for Modified Mortgages

The Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services released its latest Mortgage Monitor Report, which analyzed data as of the end of April 2014. The report found that there were roughly 2 million modified mortgages facing interest rate resets, with 40 percent of those loan modifications currently underwater.

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Home Price Appreciation Accelerates; Foreclosure Sales Slow

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U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 5.2 million in April, according to RealtyTrac's April 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report. April's sales pace is a decrease of less than 1 percent from March, but an increase of 4 percent from April 2013.

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Study: Housing ‘Recovery’ is Bypassing Many American Communities

Despite claims that the recent rise in housing prices is solving the nation’s foreclosure and economic crises, millions of families continue to face financial problems from which they may never recover, according to research from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Chicago-area Homes Sell Faster with Higher Prices in April

Homes are selling faster and at higher prices in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market in April, according to a recent analysis of market activity by RE/MAX. However, sales of distressed homes, either through foreclosure or short sales, fell off steeply for the month as the housing market continued to work through the foreclosure process.

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Mortgage Collectors Silence Homeowners with ‘Gag Orders’

A curious piece of text is appearing in some homeowner's loan modification agreements—by accepting a modification from a bank or non-bank servicer, the homeowner agrees to never publicly say, write, or post anything negative about the company doing the modification. Originally in a report from Reuters, Ocwen, Bank of America, and PNC Financial Services Group are adding new terms to their modification contracts to prevent homeowners from publicly disparaging the companies.

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Early Delinquency Rates Increase; Foreclosures Decline in April

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The Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services released its "First Look" at mortgage loan data as of the end of April 2014. The report found that the foreclosure rate is at its lowest point since 2008, and the number of seriously delinquent loans not in foreclosure is down over 200,000 since last year.

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Tornado Ravaged Area Seeing Reduced Foreclosures

Nearly a year after a tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma, foreclosure activity is slowly dwindling in the area, specifically in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. RealtyTrac found that bank repossessions spiked 58 percent in the four months following the tornado but are pulling back as the area experiences recovery.

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REO Inventory Rising Again

The number of REO properties increased to 430,000 as of March 2014, according to a new blog post by CoreLogic’s Sam Khater. March's figure reflects an increase of 15 percent from the low point of REO inventory in August 2013, when properties totaled 375,000.

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