Foreclosures can open the door to homeownership - Washington Post


Foreclosures can open the door to homeownership
Washington Post
Nationwide, the foreclosure crisis has abated, and thousands of foreclosures have been purchased by investors and homeowners. The opportunity to buy a bargain-priced foreclosure hasn't completely passed, though, because some foreclosures are still ...

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Martha Coakley Gets a Partial Win on Foreclosures - Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)


Martha Coakley Gets a Partial Win on Foreclosures
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
Martha Coakley—and other homeowner advocates—got a big, if incomplete, victory earlier this week, and it's gone oddly unnoticed by Massachusetts media. In a decision announced Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) ordered Fannie ...

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A Ray of Hope, at Last, for Homeowners in Foreclosure - Businessweek


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A Ray of Hope, at Last, for Homeowners in Foreclosure
Businessweek
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has finally budged on a policy that had the pernicious effect of favoring moneyed investors over residents in foreclosure cases. While the change is narrowly targeted, it could be a precursor to broader changes ...
Policy helps ex-owners to buy back foreclosuresColumbus Dispatch
Regulator OKs some Fannie, Freddie foreclosure buybacks at fair valueLos Angeles Times

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Collecting Debts on Dubious Foreclosures - New York Times (blog)


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Collecting Debts on Dubious Foreclosures
New York Times (blog)
In early 2012, when five big banks settled with government officials over foreclosure abuses in the housing bust, the settlement sum, $26 billion, was actually a small price for the banks to pay. It was small compared to the economic damage from the ...

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Why more homes are being sold at foreclosure auctions even though the ... - Washington Post (blog)


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Why more homes are being sold at foreclosure auctions even though the ...
Washington Post (blog)
Six years after the housing bust, lenders are still offloading homes that have been in foreclosure limbo. And they're stepping up their efforts. In October alone, nearly 60,000 of those homes were scheduled to be auctioned off by banks, up 24 percent ...
U.S. Foreclosures Increase 15 Percent, Biggest Monthly Increase Since 2010World Property Journal
Orlando ranks 2nd in U.S. for foreclosuresOrlando Sentinel
Foreclosures drop in October across South FloridaSun Sentinel
South Florida Business Journal (blog) -Columbus Dispatch -KLAS-TV
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Zombie foreclosures rise in 16 states and 60 metro areas - MarketWatch


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Zombie foreclosures rise in 16 states and 60 metro areas
MarketWatch
Zombie foreclosures are on the decline, but they're still scaring people in 60 metro areas and 16 states. There were 117,298 owner-vacated foreclosures nationwide in the third quarter of 2014, representing 18% of total properties in foreclosure, down ...
'Zombie' foreclosures linger in South FloridaSun Sentinel
'Zombie' Foreclosures Down 23 Percent in U.S.World Property Journal
Zombie foreclosures fall here, there but not everywhereRichmond Times-Dispatch
American Banker -Crain's Cleveland Business (blog) -South Florida Business Journal
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