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.
Foreclosure filings in April fell for the third straight month to the lowest level since July 2007.
The golden age for foreclosure squatters may soon be coming to an end now that the $26 billion mortgage settlement has been approved.
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.
Sales of homes in foreclosure comprised 20% of all U.S. residential sales during the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac.
The housing collapse has dramatically changed the nation's foreclosure landscape.
Foreclosure filings and repossessions fell to their lowest level since 2007 last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An ominous cloud is hanging over the housing market: Millions of distressed properties could be put up for sale at any moment, potentially adding to the glut of unsold homes that are already on the market and depressing home prices even further.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is our long national foreclosure nightmare ending?
Home prices are down but sales are up, somewhat contradictory trends.
Foreclosure filings plunged in January, but don't shake those pom-poms yet. It's strictly a fake out.
Las Vegas is once again the foreclosure king.
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.
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.
Foreclosed properties are selling at a discount that can only be described as HUGE!
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.
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.
Bank repossessions and foreclosure auctions hit record levels in the third quarter, RealtyTrac said on Thursday.
Get ready for a bumpy ride in the housing market.
The foreclosure crisis has entered a new phase: The number of properties entering the foreclosure process has dropped, and now nearly matches the number of repossessions.
The fastest growing large county in the United States is not in a trendy Sun Belt state. It's in Illinois, a member in good standing of the Rust Belt.
Banks are seizing more foreclosed homes even as the number of people falling behind on their mortgages is declining.
The foreclosure plague may have finally reached its peak in April 2010 -- but don't expect delinquency statistics to plummet anytime soon.
The Obama administration is giving 10 states a total of $2.1 billion to come up with innovative ways to stem the foreclosure crisis. They are charged with finding solutions for the unemployed and underwater -- two groups typically shut out of loan modifications.
Foreclosure filings declined in more than half of the country's worst-hit spots in the first three months of 2010. But that doesn't mean the healing has begun.
The housing market has seen some positive signs recently, such as stabilizing home prices and increased sales, but foreclosures continue to haunt the market.
The national foreclosure rate fell 2% in February from a month earlier, according to an industry report released Thursday, the latest sign that the pace of foreclosures is slowing.
First, the good news: Foreclosure filings dropped nearly 10% between December and January.
Cities in the so-called Sand States dominated the foreclosure rankings in 2009, with the 20 worst-hit metro areas residing in Nevada, Florida, California and Arizona.
Almost 3 million homeowners received at least one foreclosure filing during 2009, setting a new record for the number of people falling behind on their mortgage payments.
Foreclosure filings fell by 8% in November, making it the fourth consecutive month of improvement in the housing market.
Could the foreclosure plague be ending?
While foreclosure rates are easing in some of the hardest-hit cities, the crisis is beginning to expand into new metro areas.
Despite concerted government-led and lender-supported efforts to prevent foreclosures, the number of filings hit a record high in the third quarter, according to a report issued Thursday.
The foreclosure crisis grinds on amid signs of hope.
Substantially fewer homes were repossessed in August than in July, but just as many Americans were behind on their mortgage payments, according to a report released Thursday.
The foreclosure plague continued to devastate last month.
Sun Belt cities dominated the list of metro areas with the biggest foreclosure problems during the first six months of 2009.
The foreclosure plague is not going away -- it's only getting worse.
Lenders filed fewer foreclosure notices in May, but the total number of filings was still the third-highest monthly total on record.
Foreclosures in April exceeded even March's blistering pace with a record 342,000 homes receiving notices of default, auction notices or undergoing bank repossessions, according to a regular industry report.
Foreclosures are still hitting record highs according to an industry report out today.
The 26 cities with the highest foreclosure rate in the nation are all located in four hard-hit states, with Las Vegas topping the list, according to a report released Wednesday.
Foreclosure activity skyrocketed in March and the first quarter of 2009 to their highest levels on record as banks lifted moratoria on filings.
The two-story homes on Fir Circle in an upscale Lake Elsinore, California, neighborhood tell two stunningly different tales.
The foreclosure picture suddenly darkened again in February.
President Obama on Wednesday will visit Phoenix, Arizona, one of the cities hardest hit with foreclosures, where he's expected to outline a $50 billion to $100 billion plan to help homeowners.
The frantic pace of foreclosures eased in January, according to a monthly report released Thursday.
Housing might be in worse shape than we think.
U.S. foreclosure filings spiked by more than 81% in 2008, a record, according to a report released Thursday, and they're up 225% compared with 2006.
Fannie Mae, the battered mortgage giant, has agreed to act as an interim landlord for thousands of tenants living in foreclosed homes around the country.
Foreclosure filings dropped 7% from October to November, according a report released Thursday. But don't break out the bubbly. The tide of foreclosures may be ebbing now, but the flood isn't over yet.
As government and industry scrambled to stem the housing crisis, another 84,868 homes were lost to foreclosure in October, according to a report released Thursday.
Wall Street gave up early gains Thursday morning, turning lower, as investors continued to worry about the depth and duration of the recession.
Foreclosures hit another record high in August: 304,000 homes were in default and 91,000 families lost their houses.
The foreclosure juggernaut lurched forward in July as banks took back 77,295 homes - up 8% in a month and 183% in a year, a report issued Thursday shows.
As foreclosures continue to soar, 220,000 homes were lost to bank repossessions in the second quarter, according to a housing market report Friday issued by RealtyTrac.
The number of Americans losing their homes to foreclosure continued to soar in June, according to a report released Thursday.
Meet the latest desperate home seller: the bank. According to RealtyTrac, lenders repossessed 197,800 homes in the first four months of 2008 vs. 90,800 in that period last year.
Soaring foreclosures are continuing to raise questions about the mortgage industry's claims that they are making a dent in the housing crisis
The housing crisis grew worse in May, as more than 73,000 American families lost their homes to bank repossessions, up a staggering 158% from the 28,548 households that were dispossessed in May 2007.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a disturbing foreclosure trend: renters being tossed out with no warning.
More U.S. homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments last month, driving the number of homes facing foreclosure up 65 percent versus the same month last year
U.S. foreclosure filings reached a record high in April, rising almost 65% over the previous year and putting municipalities at risk by cutting into the value of taxed property, according to a study released Wednesday.
More U.S. homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments last month, driving the number of homes facing foreclosure up 65% versus the same month last year and contributing to a deepening slide in home values
The number of U.S. homes heading toward foreclosure more than doubled in the first quarter from a year earlier
Foreclosure filings in the first three months of 2008 rose more than 112% over last year, according to a study released Tuesday.
Foreclosure filings jumped 57% in March compared with the same month last year and rose 5% versus February, as the nation's housing market continues to deteriorate.
Foreclosure filings nationwide soared 57% in January over the same month last year - another indication that the nation's housing woes are deepening.
Rust Belt and Sun Belt cities led the nation in metro-area foreclosure rates for 2007, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The number of foreclosures soared in 2007, with 405,000 households losing their home, according to a report released Tuesday. That's up 51 percent from the 268,532 homes that were repossessed in 2006.
A new read on foreclosure filings showed a double-digit drop for November, but don't expect the slowdown to last.
Foreclosure filings have nearly doubled from a year ago and more people could lose their homes in 2008, according to a report released Thursday.
CNN's Gerri Willis looks at how you can preserve your home's value during the current mortgage crisis.
Three states, California, Florida and Ohio, continue to dominate new foreclosure filings, as most of the nation saw increases in the third quarter, according to a new survey.
Foreclosure filings climbed during the third quarter of 2007 with no relief in sight, according to a report released Thursday.
The number of foreclosure filings across the country dropped in September, falling 8 percent from a 32-month high in August, according to a regular monthly survey.
U.S. foreclosures last month more than doubled versus August 2006 and jumped 36 percent from July, a trend that signals more homeowners are unable to pay their mortgages
Builders say the current housing market is the weakest it's been in 16 years, but as bad as that is, their view of where the market will be in six months is even worse.
Late summer brought no relief from soaring foreclosures. The number of homes in some stage of default jumped 36 percent month-over-month in August, according to a regular monthly survey.
CNN's Gerri Willis offers tips on getting the best interest rates in the uncertain mortgage market.
The flood of foreclosure filings showed no sign of let-up in July, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac, the online marketer of foreclosure properties.
The binge that many housing markets went on in the early- to mid-2000s is over, and some of the hottest markets like California are now experiencing the worst hangovers.
U.S. home foreclosure filings rose 58 percent in the first six months of the year and could surpass 2 million this year as the housing market continues to deteriorate, a report said.
When a certain $126,000 subprime loan on a $696,000 house on the West Coast failed to produce a single mortgage payment, alarm bells went off at Clayton Holdings, a company that monitors credit risk.
Americans continue having difficulties paying their mortgage obligations, with December foreclosure rates above the 100,000 mark for the fifth straight month.
The pain continues for some hard-pressed homeowners: Foreclosure filings leaped again last month to their highest levels of the year, indicating many Americans are facing difficulties paying their mortgages.
Detroit led all U.S. metro areas in the percentage of homes entering foreclosure during the third quarter, at more than four times the national average, according to a report released Friday.
With real estate markets slowing and mortgage rates well above levels of recent years, times are getting tougher for homeowners - the number of homes entering into some stage of foreclosure is surging, according to a survey released Wednesday.
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