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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...

Oklahoma On Fire

Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma Illustrate the Increased Threat of Current Weather and Drought Conditions

Tom Jeffery    |    Natural Hazard Risk

Western U.S. Wildfire Risk

The wildfires burning in Oklahoma last week have kicked the 2014 season into high gear right out of the gate and, as many of us feared, are an example of the extreme type of fire risk posed to homes in many parts of the country when hot and dry conditions combine with high winds. Much of the western and central parts of the U.S. have been experiencing various levels of drought severity over...

A New Source of Shadow Inventory

Rising Rates May be Driving a Substantial Increase in the Shadow Inventory

Mark Fleming    |    Mortgage Performance

Last week, I wrote about the rise of housing obsolescence and shadow demand as one of the possible reasons for weak housing demand. Home sales aren’t increasing because even though there are buyers ready to own a home, they...

The Rise of Housing Obsolescence and Shadow Demand

Inventory of Existing Homes For Sale May Be Increasingly Non-Desirable

Mark Fleming    |    Housing Trends

This week, new and existing home sale estimates for March were released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). New home sales were down 13.3 percent and existing home sales...

Housing-Related Spending Made Up 17.3 Percent of GDP in Fourth Quarter 2013

Housing-Related GDP Grew at the Same Rate as Overall GDP

Molly Boesel

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its second estimate of fourth quarter 2013 gross domestic product (GDP) today and the numbers show downward revisions in overall GDP and housing-related expenditures from the advance estimate released in January 2014. The fourth quarter 2013 year-over-year growth rate for overall GDP was revised downward from 2.7 percent to 2.5 percent and the...

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