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China's property market rebounds in Juneupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 02:56:00

China's property market rebounded in June, with housing prices rising in many of the country's major cities for the first time in a year following government moves to stimulate the economy.

CNNMoney: New foreclosures jump 9% in second quarterupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 05:21:00

Foreclosures showed few signs of slowing during the first half of the year, with a sharp increase in new filings occurring during the second quarter.

Spain's housing boom and bustupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 08:40:00

Marketplace Europe looks at Spain's housing market and the pressure of foreclosures are placing on the economy.

Spain: iPad with your mortgage?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 08:40:00

Flogging property in an economic downturn is no easy task. But while property prices in Spain have plummeted over the last decade, it seems buyers still need a little more encouragement.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall to lowest level since 2007updated: Thu May 17 2012 11:18:00

Foreclosure filings in April fell for the third straight month to the lowest level since July 2007.

CNNMoney: Flood of foreclosures to hit the housing marketupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 05:33:00

The golden age for foreclosure squatters may soon be coming to an end now that the $26 billion mortgage settlement has been approved.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall, but there's a 'rising tide' aheadupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 09:07:00

The number of homes entering foreclosure dropped in February, but a new up-turn may soon be on its way.

CNNMoney: New home sales exceed expectationsupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 11:55:00

New home sales exceeded forecasts in the latest government readings Friday, another sign of a long-awaited recovery in the battered housing market.

CNNMoney: Million-dollar foreclosures rise as rich walk awayupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 10:09:00

Five years after the housing bubble burst, America's wealthiest families are now losing their homes to foreclosure at a faster rate than the rest of the country -- and many of them are doing so voluntarily.

CNNMoney: Home prices at lowest point in more than 10 yearsupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 11:48:00

Home prices fell to their lowest point in more than a decade in January, which helped to lift the pace of home sales, according to a report from an industry trade group.

CNNMoney: The other foreclosure settlement: Millions of homeowners eligibleupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 12:51:00

Millions of borrowers who suffered financial losses because their mortgage lenders played fast and loose while processing their foreclosures now have two ways of getting a payback.

CNNMoney: Home buying: Most affordable in decadesupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 12:10:00

Buying a home is now more affordable than it has been in the last twenty years.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures climbed in Januaryupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 05:32:00

Foreclosures picked up in January, yet another sign that the nation's huge glut of delinquent homes may soon start making their way onto the market.

CNNMoney: States use mortgage deal money to plug budget holesupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 05:05:00

States are getting $2.5 billion from the national mortgage settlement, but not all of that money is going to help troubled homeowners.

Mortgage settlement lets banks off the hook, againupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 08:07:00

The mortgage settlement agreed to by 49 state attorneys general seems to be yet another stroke of good luck for the banks. Ostensibly, the settlement commits the banks to pay $26 billion to the government and homeowners to compensate for improper conduct in the foreclosure process.

CNNMoney: Mortgage deal means more foreclosuresupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 17:12:00

Even as the $26 billion mortgage settlement helps hundreds of thousands of troubled homeowners, it will bring a wave of new foreclosures.

CNNMoney: What the foreclosure settlement means for youupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 17:50:00

The nation's five largest banks have finally struck a deal with 49 states to settle charges of abusive and negligent foreclosure practices dating back to 2008.

CNNMoney: Homes in foreclosure decline by 130,000updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:07:00

Slowly, but surely, the foreclosure crisis seems to be abating.

CNNMoney: New-home sales hit a record lowupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 13:27:00

Just 302,000 new homes were sold in 2011, 6.2% below 2010 and the lowest number of annual sales since the government started tracking home sales in 1963.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures made up 20% of home sales in 3Qupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 05:38:00

Sales of homes in foreclosure comprised 20% of all U.S. residential sales during the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures: America's hardest hit neighborhoodsupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 05:23:00

The housing collapse has dramatically changed the nation's foreclosure landscape.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall to lowest level since 2007updated: Thu Jan 12 2012 08:18:00

Foreclosure filings and repossessions fell to their lowest level since 2007 last year.

CNNMoney: Turning foreclosures into rentalsupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:36:00

Federal officials hope to launch a pilot program in early 2012 to convert government-owned foreclosures into rental properties.

CNNMoney: Mortgage rates hit another record lowupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 13:31:00

Happy holidays, homebuyers! You just got a very nice present.

CNNMoney: Home sales during housing bust worse than thoughtupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:01:00

Existing home sales during the housing bust were actually 14.3% worse than previously reported, a revision to Realtors' group numbers shows.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall, but outlook isn't brightupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 05:30:00

Foreclosure filings may have fallen in November but the number of homes scheduled for bank auctions grew significantly, indicating that a new wave of foreclosures are set to take place in the New Year.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales to be revised lowerupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 18:51:00

If you thought the U.S. housing market couldn't get much worse, think again.

Deadline passes for Occupy Bostonupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 07:14:00

Occupy Boston protesters remained in a city square after a midnight deadline passed for them to clear out.

Now it's 'Occupy foreclosed homes'updated: Sat Dec 10 2011 07:14:00

Neighbors said the house on Vermont Street in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood had been vacant for years. Three years ago the now-defunct predatory lending bank Countrywide refused to renegotiate the ballooning interest rate on a mortgage filled with hidden clauses and traps. Instead, Countrywide sold the mortgage to Bank of America, which, in turn, initiated foreclosure proceedings. In the East New York neighborhood, one of the poorest parts of the United States, more than 16 per 1,000 homes are in foreclosure, the highest rate in New York City and one of the highest nationwide.

California, Nevada form alliance to crack down on foreclosure fraudupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 16:29:00

Saying their states are hardest hit by the nation's foreclosure and mortgage crises, the attorneys general of California and Nevada formalized Tuesday a joint investigation alliance to help homeowners victimized by fraud, officials said.

CNNMoney: Massachusetts sues big banks over foreclosuresupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 18:37:00

The Massachusetts attorney general sued some of the nation's biggest banks on Thursday, accusing them of "unlawful and deceptive conduct in the foreclosure process."

CNNMoney: Fannie Mae, banks halt foreclosures for the holidaysupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 16:11:00

Happy holidays struggling homeowners! Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and several large mortgage lenders have pledged not to foreclose on delinquent borrowers during the Christmas season.

CNNMoney: New-home sales edge higherupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 10:36:00

New-home sales edged slightly higher last month, as more Americans hunted for bargains in the struggling housing market.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales edge higher in Octoberupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 10:56:00

Homebuyers scooped up more previously owned homes in October, slowly putting a dent in the huge inventory on the market, an industry report showed Monday.

CNNMoney: Two indicted in 'massive' Nevada robo-signing caseupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 20:06:00

A Nevada grand jury has indicted two people allegedly involved in a "massive" robo-signing scheme, the state's attorney general said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Home foreclosures starting to rise againupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 10:50:00

Home foreclosure filings rose in the third quarter, as recent declines in the rate of new foreclosures came to an end, according to an industry trade group.

Speaking money on the home front: Christine says 'Rent!' Ali says 'Buy!'updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:33:00

"To buy or not to buy: That is the question."

CNNMoney: Is Las Vegas' housing market ready to make a comeback?updated: Fri Nov 11 2011 18:38:00

Las Vegas has suffered through the housing bust like few others places and still has further to fall. But these days many real estate investors and home buyers are betting that it's poised to stage a comeback.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures on the rise againupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 05:42:00

The number of foreclosures climbed in October, as mortgage lenders started to work through the paperwork problems that had delayed new filings for much of the last year.

CNNMoney: Millions of homeowners eligible for foreclosure reviewupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 14:39:00

Homeowners whose lenders played fast and loose with their foreclosures may be in for a payday.

CNNMoney: Home prices heading for triple-dipupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 11:56:00

The besieged housing market has even further to fall before home prices really hit rock bottom.

How the government can solve the housing crisisupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:38:00

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration own about 250,000 foreclosed properties awaiting resale. Hundreds of thousands of additional units will likely be taken over by the government and become available in the next few years. At least another 250,000 foreclosed properties are awaiting sale in the private market. This drag on the housing market is one of the reasons why housing prices continue to fall and new housing construction is stalled.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures continue to plague housing marketupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 05:41:00

Foreclosures continued to plague the U.S. housing market last quarter, while a a growing backlog has caused the length of the foreclosure process to drag on and on.

CNNMoney: New-home sales slide for 4th straight monthupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 11:11:00

New-home sales fell once again in August, the fourth straight month of declining sales for the beleaguered home building market.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales jump in Augustupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 11:16:00

Home buyers are starting to creep back into the housing market, lured by rock-bottom prices.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures rise in Augustupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 05:36:00

Foreclosure filings rose in August, as more homebuyers fell behind on their mortgage payments.

CNNMoney: How to rescue the housing market: Foreclosures!updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 16:03:00

If the Obama administration really wants to save the housing market, it should speed up the foreclosure process -- not prolong the inevitable, experts say.

CNNMoney: New-home sales dip in Julyupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 10:51:00

New-home sales fell once again in July, the third straight month of declining sales for hard-pressed home builders.

CNNMoney: Mortgage rates at record lowsupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 13:44:00

Mortgage rates have hit a record low, making homes even more affordable for prospective buyers.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall for 10th straight monthupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 11:08:00

Foreclosure filings dropped once again in July, hitting their lowest level since November 2007, as processing delays and foreclosure prevention measures enabled a larger number of delinquent borrowers to remain in their homes.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall in most U.S. citiesupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 08:46:00

Foreclosures declined in more than 84% of U.S. metro areas during the first half of the year, according to the latest report from RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties. But that doesn't mean these markets are staging a turnaround.

CNNMoney: New home sales slip again in Juneupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 11:21:00

Sales of new homes slipped for a second straight month in June, unexpectedly falling 1%, as homebuilders remained reluctant to boost production.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales dip in Juneupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 11:20:00

Sales of existing homes dipped in June as buyers unexpectedly backed out of contracts, according to an industry group.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures plunge in first half of 2011updated: Thu Jul 14 2011 07:56:00

Foreclosure filings fell dramatically during the first half of the year as processing delays at the banks, which are strapped with excess inventory of repossessed homes, continued to skew the numbers -- and falsely raise hopes that the housing market is staging a recovery.

CNNMoney: New home sales slip 2%updated: Thu Jun 23 2011 11:19:00

Sales of new homes fell 2.1% in May, after rising for two months in a row, as the housing market continues to struggle.

CNNMoney: Housing's silver liningupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 11:29:00

Amid the clouds of gloom hovering over the nation's housing market there is a silver lining. Steven Liberati sees it. The 28-year old heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems salesman and his fiancé are about to purchase their first home -- a co-op apartment in White Plains, New York -- for a fraction of what they thought it would cost just a couple of years ago.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures fall for 8th straight monthupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 09:12:00

Foreclosure filings experienced their eighth straight month of declines, according to RealtyTrac.

Money Magazine: House hunting: Is this the best time to buy?updated: Wed Jun 08 2011 08:09:00

My fiancé and I are saving up to buy a house in the not-too-distant future. We want to take advantage of the housing market, but he's skeptical about whether this is the best time to buy. When do you think prices will go up? -- S.R., Los Angeles

CNNMoney: Home prices: 'Double-dip' confirmedupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:43:00

Home prices hit another new low in the first quarter, down 5.1% from a year ago to levels not reached since 2002.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures down for 7th straight monthupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:27:00

The number of foreclosure filings issued in April plunged 34% from a year ago -- the seventh straight month of declines.

CNNMoney: Home prices in 'double dip'updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 12:08:00

Home prices in February sank 3.3% to just above the post-crisis lows reached in April 2009. It was the seventh straight month of declines.

CNNMoney: Housing construction 'encouraging'updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 11:55:00

In an encouraging sign for the housing market, new home construction increased more than expected in March, according to a government report Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures off 30% this yearupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 05:27:00

On the surface, the foreclosure crisis seems to be easing. The number of foreclosure notices filed during the first three months of 2011 fell 27% compared with the first quarter of 2010, according to a report from RealtyTrac released Thursday.

CNNMoney: Florida courts face $72.3 million deficit from foreclosure freezeupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 17:51:00

Florida desperately needs more foreclosures ... or its court system does, at least.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures plunge 27% - biggest drop on recordupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 12:40:00

Is our long national foreclosure nightmare ending?

CNNMoney: Foreclosures are falling - but it's a fake outupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 12:14:00

Foreclosure filings plunged in January, but don't shake those pom-poms yet. It's strictly a fake out.

CNNMoney: 30% of mortgages are underwaterupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 10:48:00

Sometime, somehow, the foreclosure crisis will ease. But probably not anytime soon.

CNNMoney: Las Vegas: Still the foreclosure kingupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 06:04:00

Las Vegas is once again the foreclosure king.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales jump 12%updated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:01:00

Sales of existing homes jumped in December, marking the fifth month of gains in the past six months, based on an industry report released Thursday.

CNNMoney: 1 million homes repossessed in 2010updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 10:05:00

Foreclosures were at a record high in 2010, and more than 1 million people lost their homes, even as notices started leveling off during the end year.

CNNMoney: Home sales rise 5.6% in Novemberupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 12:35:00

Existing home sales picked up steam in November, though they are still down nearly 30% from this time last year.

CNNMoney: Record plunge in foreclosures, thanks to robo-signersupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 05:38:00

The number of foreclosure notices filed in November plunged 21%, the biggest month-over-month drop ever recorded by RealtyTrac, the online foreclosure marketer. Filings fell 14% compared with November 2009.

CNNMoney: Bank of America to resume foreclosuresupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 08:19:00

Bank of America said Friday it was ending its hiatus on foreclosure sales, and promised to get its act together after a series of sloppy home seizures prompted the bank to back off and re-examine its process.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure freeze coming for the holidaysupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 15:34:00

Several of the big mortgage players are playing Santa Claus again this year, saying they will not evict borrowers in default during the two weeks surrounding Christmas.

CNNMoney: Buy a foreclosure - save 30% on the priceupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:39:00

Foreclosed properties are selling at a discount that can only be described as HUGE!

CNNMoney: Mortgage tax break in the crosshairsupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 08:06:00

Don't even think of touching the mortgage interest tax deduction in the midst of a fragile housing market.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure scandal impact: Sales dry upupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 05:12:00

Big banks are having trouble restarting the foreclosure process after this fall's "robo-signing" scandal, and the once booming market for foreclosed homes has been hit hard as a result.

CNNMoney: New home sales: Down 80% from the boomupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:29:00

Don't look to the new home market for glad economic tidings: Home builders had another dismal sales month in October, falling to just one-fifth of the sales rate during the boom five years ago.

CNNMoney: Houses-for-sale measure lifted by foreclosuresupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 10:25:00

There's a large number of homes, either already repossessed by lenders or very seriously delinquent, that are poised to be added to the already glutted supply of homes on the market.

CNNMoney: Fewer homeowners behind on mortgage paymentsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 10:10:00

Mortgage delinquency rates dropped in the last three months -- but only because more borrowers had their homes repossessed. You can't be late on your mortgage payment if you've already lost your home.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure mess prompts call for stress testsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 08:20:00

A Congressional watchdog group said Tuesday that U.S. banks should undergo stress tests to determine whether or not they have enough money to absorb losses that could stem from investigations into their foreclosure processes.

CNNMoney: Repossessions fall 9% thanks to foreclosure freezeupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 09:36:00

Foreclosures fell in October, but it's not because fewer people are losing their homes. Instead, the market is seeing a temporary stay from banks freezing foreclose auctions to review loan documents.

CNNMoney: Australians swoop in on U.S. foreclosuresupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 12:06:00

On a recent Wednesday night, my wife and I found ourselves in an otherwise empty Beale Street bar surrounded by a group of Australian men.

CNNMoney: Obama administration sings new tune on foreclosuresupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 09:21:00

The Obama administration is singing a different tune about foreclosures.

CNNMoney: Freezing foreclosures? What does that mean?updated: Mon Nov 01 2010 14:51:00

Halted foreclosures? Robo-signers? Shoddy paperwork?

CNNMoney: I was a robo-signerupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 12:03:00

It only took him a second to sign each foreclosure document.

CNNMoney: Sin City is still foreclosure centralupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 10:40:00

The usual suspects led the list of top cities for foreclosure filings during the last three months.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales on the riseupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 14:50:00

Existing home sales climbed for the second month in a row in September, fueling some hope that a housing recovery is underway.

Are some law firms cutting corners on foreclosures?updated: Sat Oct 23 2010 13:14:00

Tony Louzado is facing foreclosure. He's not alone -- in central Florida, where Louzado lives and works, one in every 56 homes is in foreclosure.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure probe: Problems aren't 'systemic'updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 11:05:00

A federal probe investigating five large mortgage servicers has found some improper foreclosures, but officials have yet to find systemic, "structural" problems with processing, according to the U.S. Housing Secretary.

CNNMoney: How to buy a foreclosure in a robo-signing worldupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 10:22:00

You want to buy a foreclosure? It has gotten a lot harder the past couple of weeks.

Feds probing possible criminal violations in home foreclosure crisisupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 17:34:00

Federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday the probe of potential fraud by financial firms in the foreclosure crisis includes an investigation into possible criminal violations of federal laws.

CNNMoney: Illinois sheriff may halt evictionsupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 12:52:00

The sheriff of Cook County, Illinois says he will stop evicting residents from foreclosed properties unless he is assured that the foreclosures are legitimate.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure fiasco: The latestupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:28:00

Major mortgage servicers are broadening their investigations into the possible mishandling of foreclosures.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures: Next shoe to drop for banks?updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 14:25:00

Bank stocks have been shellacked lately as investors worry about what impact the foreclosure scandal will have on the results for the nation's largest financial institutions.

CNNMoney: Ohio AG to Ally: Stop foreclosure salesupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 17:17:00

Ohio's top law enforcement official, firing another shot across the bow of Ally Financial, asked a judge on Friday to stop the sale of foreclosed homes in cases that relied on faulty paperwork.

CNNMoney: Foreclosure auctions hit record as document crisis unfoldsupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 12:45:00

Bank repossessions and foreclosure auctions hit record levels in the third quarter, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

CNNMoney: States launch foreclosure probeupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 17:13:00

The top prosecutors in all 50 states announced Wednesday a coordinated probe into improper foreclosures by the nation's largest loan servicers, but stopped short of calling for a freeze on all foreclosures.

CNNMoney: JPMorgan Chase expanding foreclosure reviewupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 14:00:00

JPMorgan Chase is expanding its review of foreclosure documents, according to a person close to the bank.

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