Homeowners brace for another foreclosure wave

Jul 2, 2014
Interest rates cut in the housing crisis will start to rise again this year.

Fannie and Freddie are easing up. Carefully.

May 13, 2014
Mel Watt's new game plan for the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

What happens years after a foreclosure

May 6, 2014
Some states have been shortening the time banks have to claw back what’s still owed after a foreclosure.

Delayed foreclosures: drawing out the agony?

Apr 7, 2014
Do long, drawn-out foreclosures really help homeowners prepare?

Foreclosures are down, but the housing market isn't quite moving yet

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Aug 15, 2013
The rate of foreclosures in July was down 32 percent from a year earlier, according to RealtyTrac. That sounds like good news, but it masks a stubborn reality.

Con artists take advantage of vacant homes in limbo

Feb 15, 2013
More than 5 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2006. That's a lot of real estate, and con artists are determined to put it to good use.

After all those foreclusures, not so many houses for sale

Dec 7, 2012
Some cities with high foreclosure rates actually have housing shortages now, not a glut of foreclosed houses on the market. President Obama's mortgage-relief plan has helped, but another factor is hedge funds investing in houses to rent out.

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Shining a light on the shadow inventory

Nov 27, 2012
The housing market looks better, but what about the so-called shadow inventory?
The housing market looks better, but what about the so-called shadow inventory?
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Who is responsible for foreclosed homes?

Aug 17, 2012
An LAPD police officer gives a tour of his precinct in Watts and the blight foreclosed homes have wrought upon the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles says the banks who own the homes should be responsible for the upkeep of the foreclosures.
LAPD Officer Eric Young views the trash-strewn backyard of a foreclosed home in Watts, California.
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Home prices firm up but lenders stay skittish

Jul 24, 2012
Housing prices continue to firm up, but banks still aren’t confident in the housing or job markets to loan to anyone but the safest borrowers.