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Foreclosure Sales to Play ‘Diminishing Role’ in 2014

Real Estate Market

Distressed properties have decreased to start off 2014, according to a new report from LoanLove.com. Following an anticipated marked decrease in distressed properties, the report found that U.S. foreclosure filings in February dropped to the lowest level experienced in over seven years.

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Distressed Sales and Investor Purchases Fall in February

U.S. residential sale volume decreased in February, with distressed sales and investor purchases also pulling back for the month. RealtyTrac's February 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report found that U.S. residential properties slid .2 percent from January, but remain up 7 percent from the same time period a year ago.

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Should States Fast-Track Foreclosures?

A new study released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland suggests that fast-tracking foreclosures on vacant properties could provide states with substantial savings. Researchers Kyle Fee and Thomas J. Fitzpatrick used two judicial states, Ohio and Pennsylvania, to show that savings from fast-tracking could save at least $24 million annually.

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Foreclosures Decrease as Market Recovers

DataQuick revealed its monthly Property Intelligence Report (PIR), showing that foreclosures have decreased in 31 of the 42 reporting markets over the last month, quarter, and year. Along with a general decrease in foreclosures across the measured markets, DataQuick reports that January home price growth has leveled off in nearly all markets, even turning negative in others.

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New Analysis Seeks to Reduce Foreclosure Timelines

Oversite Data Services, a national provider of docket-based legal compliance and management solutions, released a white paper Tuesday that demonstrates how court data-based management of foreclosure cases can reduce foreclosure timelines and improve portfolio management. The analysis is based on a dataset of over 50,000 foreclosure loan files.

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Foreclosures Rise in January; Decline Yearly

RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for January, 2014. The report noted an 8 percent increase of reported properties from the previous month, citing 124,419 properties in foreclosure filings (default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions). Year-to-year, January, 2014 represented an 18 percent drop from January, 2013.

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