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Feature: Where Oh Where Did My REO Go?

With fewer properties entering the foreclosure process and more delinquent borrowers avoiding foreclosure, the number of foreclosed single-family homes held by lenders and government agencies has rapidly declined. In the April issue of DS News magazine, contributing writer Keith Button explored the many market drivers taking their toll on the once-strong stock of bank-owned homes.

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As Borrowers Emerge from Underwater, Cloud of Problem HELOCs Rises

The percentage of homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth has declined to less than 12 percent as of the third quarter of this year, according to Lender Processing Services' (LPS) Mortgage Monitor report. While the increasing number of homeowners rising above water is good news for the market, LPS detects some tumultuous seas ahead as a cloud of problem home equity loans forms on the horizon.

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Foreclosure Inventory Plunges Nearly 30%

The nation's foreclosure inventory has contracted for 18 consecutive months and is now at its lowest point since the end of 2008, totaling 1.28 million loans, or just 2.54 percent of today's active mortgages, according to Lender Processing Services. The company's latest report assessing the performance of mortgage assets through the end of October shows the industry's foreclosure inventory rate has plummeted 29.61 percent from last year.

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MBA Names LPS Executive to Board of Directors

Bill Griffin, EVP at Lender Processing Services (LPS), has been elected to serve on the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) board of directors, the company announced. Griffin joins a number of new board members who will work together with the existing members to set MBA's strategic direction and oversee management of its initiatives.

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LPS and KMCIS Partner on Foreclosure Processing System

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) and KMC Information Systems (KMCIS) announced Friday that the two firms have teamed up to create an end-to-end foreclosure processing solution for loan servicers. The companies plan to integrate certain LPS technologies with KMCIS' CaseAware platform for attorneys and trustees to improve the efficiency and transparency of foreclosure processing.

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Number of U.S. Mortgages Going Unpaid = 4,594,000

Lender Processing Services provided the media with a first look at the company's mortgage performance statistics for the month of September. The industry's foreclosure inventory continued its downward trend, and while delinquencies were up slightly from the previous month, they were down when comparing the numbers year-over-year. All-in-all, there are 4,594,000 mortgages going unpaid in the United States.

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As Refi Activity Fades, LPS Predicts Rise in Home Equity Loans

The number of homeowners eligible for refinancing has shrunk from about 10 million in December 2012 to about 5.7 million as of August, according to Lender Processing Services' (LPS) latest Mortgage Monitor report. LPS cites heightened refinance activity over the past few years and rising interest rates as reasons for the decline and sees a market ripe for home equity lines of credit as a result of rising prices.

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AmeriFirst Turns to LPS’ Servicing Platform to Support Growth

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS), a provider of technology, services, data, and analytics to the mortgage industry, announced that AmeriFirst Home Mortgage has completed its implementation of LPS' MSP mortgage and consumer loan servicing platform. AmeriFirst says it decided on LPS' system because it offered ""the complete package.""

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Home Price Growth Slower in July

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On a month-by-month basis, home prices slowed their rebound in July according to a home values report released today by Lender Processing Services (LPS). LPS's Home Pricing Index showed housing prices rose just 0.6 percent from June but were still up 8.7 percent from July 2012.

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