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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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Commentary: Looking Forward

In a commentary shared with DSNews.com, Peter Muoio, chief economist for Auction.com Research, revealed the company's predictions for 2014. Muoio says the housing recovery will get its second wind next year, the Federal Reserve's tapering of stimulus measures will extend for a longer period that most analysts are expecting, REO-to-rental will cool off, and the Canadian housing bubble will come closer to bursting.

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Why so Few Houses for Sale? Lots of Reasons.

Inventories of homes for sale have been slow to bounce back since the 2007-09 recession, despite steady price appreciation since January 2012. Normally, higher prices reflect robust sales. But lately, prices have been rising even though sales remain stuck at relatively low levels, largely due to a lack of inventory. So why are there so few homes for sale? Two Fed economists examine the many factors affecting today's inventory levels.

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Carrington Property Services to Manage Expanding Rental Portfolio

Carrington Property Services announced it is taking over property management responsibilities on rental properties owned by capital management firm Gorelick Brothers Capital. Per the two companies' partnership, Carrington will manage Gorelick's rental portfolio, which is located primarily in seven major urban centers.

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Investor Activity Falls Sharply in May

As prices rise, investors are having a harder time justifying housing market purchases, according to a recent Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking survey. In May, the share of home purchases from investors fell to the lowest level in more than three years, dropping to 20.2 percent from 22 percent in April, according to the survey.

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Radar Logic: Best Markets for Single-Family Rental Investors

As the rise in single-family rents slows and operating costs increase, Radar Logic stressed the need for institutional investors to focus on properties sold at steep discounts in order to yield a profit from rentals. While institutional investors tend to pay less for single-family homes compared to individual homebuyers since they buy in bulk, the discounts offered for properties vary widely, depending on the market, Radar Logic explained. In order to pinpoint markets where investors are finding the biggest discounts, Radar Logic tracked prices paid by large-scale investors in some 300 metro areas.

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Asking Home Prices Move Higher, Single-Family Rents at Stand-Still

With the spring house hunting season upon us, Trulia reported a 7.2 percent year-over-year increase in asking prices on the national level. On a seasonally adjusted basis, prices rose 1.1 percent month-over-month. On the other hand, rent price growth--for single-family homes, at least--showed signs of stagnancy in March. Nationally, rent for single-family homes increased 0.1 percent year-over-year. ""Why have rents stopped rising on single-family homes? More supply,"" explained Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia.

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Survey Profiles Population of Single-Family Renters

The fast-growing population of single-family renters is more likely to dwell in their home for longer periods of time compared to multifamily occupants, which suggests demand for single-family rentals offers greater stability than the multifamily market, according to a new survey from Premier Property Management Group. In a survey of renters conducted by ORC International, 26 percent of single-family renters said they were more likely to stay in their current home five or more years compared to 22 percent of apartment dwellers. Single-family renters were also characterized as earning more income, but are more likely to have a bigger household.

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