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REO Inventory Rising Once Again

Recent Improvement in the Stock of REO Properties Fades in 2014

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends

Real Estate Owned (REOs) Properties Are on the Rise

After reaching a trough of 375,000 homes in August 2013, the number of real estate owned (REO) properties in the U.S. grew 15 percent to 430,000 as of March 2014 (Figure 1). The increase was broad-based, rising in 46 states. While the increase was moderate nationally, some states saw larger increases than others. Idaho led the way with the stock of REO properties nearly doubling between August...

The State of the Multifamily Market

Demand for Multifamily Market Remains High

Sam Khater    |    Housing Trends, Mortgage Performance

Last week, I attended the National Multifamily Council’s Apartment Strategies Conference and was struck by the differences between hot single-family and multifamily markets. The strongest single-family markets – as evidenced by price increases – are primarily in California and include Stockton, Riverside, Oakland and Sacramento, as well as Las Vegas. The recoveries in these...

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