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Downtown San Diego Foreclosures Are Opening Doors

Foreclosures in Downtown San Diego aren’t your average foreclosures. They’re not single family homes that a poor family couldn’t afford after one of the patriarchs lost their job during the stock market crash of 2008 and subsequent recession.  In fact, Foreclosures in Downtown San Diego aren’t single family homes at all. Most of [...]
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Things You Want to Know Before Buying HUD Homes

Because of the large inventory of unoccupied homes, HUD has offered some amazing deals on homes in their inventory. Some can even be acquired for as little as $100 down. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking at HUD Homes. Know What You’re Buying While the government has incentivized the purchase of [...]
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Attempt Foreclosure Avoidance via Short Sale

If you are a homeowner who owes more on your home than its current market value, a short sale could help you avoid foreclosure. This is of course a very serious and complex problem. Do not despair, however. Like with most complex problems, there are solutions to this one as well. You just [...]
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Federal Government Housing Intervention

Today’s economy is about as difficult an economy as we’ve seen in the last hundred years. The housing sector, blamed for much of the economic downturn, has been particularly hard hit. No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, most Americans believe that the government needs to have some role [...]
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Falling CA Foreclosures Might Be Mirage

The second month of 2013 brought news that non-judicial real estate foreclosure filings fell significantly in San Diego and all across California. This may be an enigma, however, due to the state’s shifting legal landscape instead of a sign that distressed homeowners will discover a desirable solution to their troubles or escape foreclosure altogether, [...]
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Foreclosures Avoided with 422K Short Sales in 2012

For the entire year of 2012, mortgage lenders completed more than 850,000 home loan modifications, while the industry as a whole kept on pushing for other alternatives to foreclosure, such as short sales, according to recent data from HOPE NOW, an alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and nonprofit counselors. Out of the [...]
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FHA: Housing Market’s Foe or Flawed Friend?

As the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) currently holds a negative equity position of $16.3 billion with a capital reserve ratio of -1.44 percent, Congress called on real estate industry experts Wednesday morning before the House Financial Services Committee to discuss FHA’s role in the housing market and potential future reforms. The overall sentiment from witnesses was [...]
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Foreclosures Fall in December

Lenders seized fewer U.S. homes in December, while the number of properties awaiting foreclosure also declined in a sign the housing market is working through one of its biggest challenges, data from the financial, property and consumer analysts at CoreLogic showed on Friday. The data also showed that in December there were 56,000 foreclosures [...]
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Study: Cause for Optimism in Home Improvement Market

Last week, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reported that, hot on the heels of a downturn, the home improvement market appears to be trending upward, and may finally be poised for a nice rebound in 2012. The Center estimated that home improvement spending increased by 9 percent last year, following a consistent [...]
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Foment Financial Fortune from Foreclosures

Once upon a time in Real Estate Land, there lived a happy-go-lucky housing bubble. It floated among us without a care in the world, blissfully ignorant of its ultimate fragility. Then one day, it met with the final fate that, sooner or later, befalls every bubble: it burst. In the time it takes [...]