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Want To Buy A Foreclosure Or Short Sale? Better move quick and pay up!

When I first got in the real estate business in 1979 buying foreclosed property was something pretty well limited to speculators at the time. People like the broker I started with, and what I became a few years later, that bought property for cash, as-is generally to fix up and resell. Foreclosures, and how to buy them, were a mystery at the time, not only to the general public but to many in the real estate business as well. This is what gave us speculators an edge…we knew how to get the information on foreclosures and how the process worked. Ditto for tax sales and sheriff sales and short sales were something that didn’t even exist at the time. […]

Foreclosure Activity Falls to Pre-Bubble Levels – Distressed Home Sales In St Louis Getting Harder To Find

There were 293,190 foreclosure filings in the U.S. during the 3rd quarter of 2016, which is a decrease of 10 percent from a year ago, according to a report released today by Attom Data Solutions. This marks the fourth consecutive quarter in which foreclosure activity has decreased on a year-over-year basis and continues the steady downward decline in foreclosure activity we have seen for 6 years and has now finally fallen back to levels we saw prior to the housing bubble. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Declines Nearly 20 Percent From Year Ago

There were 956 foreclosure filings on homes in the St Louis metro area during July 2016, a decline of nearly 20 percent (19.93%) from a year ago, according to a report released by ATTOM Data Solutions. As the table below shows, during July 2016, foreclosure activity decreased from a year ago in 5 of the 7 Missouri counties included in report. Franklin County saw an increase in foreclosure activity of 21.43% and the city of St Louis saw an increase of 9.23% from a year ago. […]

Foreclosures In St Louis During First Half of 2016 Down Over 27 Percent From Prior Period

There were 4,935 foreclosure filings on homes in the St Louis metro area during the first six months of 2016, a decline of 27.1% from the second half of 2015 when there were 6,770 foreclosure filings and down 9.75% from the first half of 2015 when there were 5,468 filings, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Declines Nearly Ten Percent in May From Year Ago

Foreclosure activity in the St Louis metro area during the month May occurred at a rate of 1 foreclosure action for every 1,267 homes, an increase of 20.3 percent from the month before, but a decrease of 9.75% from a year ago, according to a report just released today by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Decline Over Thirty Percent In April From Year Before

St Louis foreclosure activity during the month of April decreased to 1 foreclosure action for every 1,524 homes, a decline of 31.58 percent from April 2015, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Down In Most Areas

St Louis foreclosure activity during the first quarter of this year in the St Louis metro area was at a rate of 1 of every 469 homes, ranking St Louis 99th, in terms of foreclosure rate (a list that is good to be low on), of metropolitan areas in the U.S. with a population in excess of 200,000 people, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity In January Declines Over Twenty Five Percent From Year Ago

St Louis foreclosure activity in January was at the rate of 1 in every 1,533 households, which is down almost 16 percent from December and down over 25 percent (25.79%) from a year ago, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity During 2015 Tops 2014 By Nearly Forty Percent

During 2015, a total of 10,391 housing units, or 1 out of 118 units, in the St Louis MSA had a foreclosure filing, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. This is an increase of 38.29% in foreclosure activity from 2014. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity In November Increased Over 60 Percent From Year Ago

St Louis Foreclosure activity increased in November to 1 foreclosure activity on 1 of every 1,086 housing units in the St Louis MSA, a decrease of 8.06 percent from the month before but an increase of 62.59 percent from November 2014, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

Foreclosure Activity Trending Upward In St Louis Metro Area But Not In St Charles

Foreclosure activity, after an extended downward trend, has trended upward lately in the St Louis metro area and October was no exception seeing an increase of over 13 percent (13.17%) in activity from the month before and, on a 12-month rolling average, an increase of almost 30 percent (29.85%) from a year ago, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Spike During 3rd Quarter

St Louis Foreclosures spiked during the 3rd quarter of this year with all of the counties in Missouri that are in the St Louis MSA seeing an increase of double digits in foreclosure activity from a year ago, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity In August Increases 140 Percent From Year Ago

St Louis Foreclosures in August decreased slightly from the month before (1.51%) however increased over 140% from August 2014, according to a report released today by RealtyTrac. According to the report, there were 1,176 foreclosure filings in the St Louis metro area in August 2015 which equates to 1 in every 1,043 housing units in the metro area. […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Increases In July

St Louis foreclosure activity increased in July 32.23 percent from the month before to 1,194 foreclosures actions in the St Louis metro area, or a rate of one foreclosure activity for every 1,028 homes, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. As the table below shows, the foreclosure activity in July 2015 was up almost […]

Over Half Of St Louis Foreclosure Sales In July Were Cash Sales

Over half of the St Louis Foreclosures (bank and government owned) sold in July were sold for cash, according to the latest data from MORE, REALTORS. In July 2015, there were a total of 323 foreclosure sales in the 5-county core St Louis market with 179 of them, or 55.4%, being cash sales. As the […]

St Louis Mortgage Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Drop To Lowest Level in Years

For the month of May, 2015, less than 3 percent (2.95%) of St Louis mortgages were seriously delinquent (90+ days) marking a slight decline from the month before and a decline of 13 percent from a year ago, according to data just released by CoreLogic. […]

Foreclosure Sales In St Louis Decline Over 4 Percent In June From Year Ago

Foreclosure Sales In St Louis (the 5-county core market) in June 2015 totaled 374 sales, a decline of 4.3 percent from June 2014 where there were 391 foreclosure sales. The median price of the homes sold in June 2015 was 60,150, and increase of 7.2 percent from a year ago when the median price was $56,100. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Increase In First Half Of 2015

St Louis Foreclosures during the first half of 2015 increased in the St Louis metro area 26.52 percent from the second half of 2014 and 25.18 percent from the same period last year, according to a report released today by RealtyTrac.  According to the report, there were 5,468 foreclosure filings in the St Louis metro […]

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Trends Downward In Most Areas But Franklin County Spikes Upward

St Louis foreclosure activity in May 2015 continued the downward trend with a drop of almost 9 percent from the month before for the St Louis MSA as a whole, according to data just released this morning by RealtyTrac. As the table below shows, foreclosure activity in May was up over 55% from May 2014, however, when we look at the 12 month rolling average, which gives a better indication of the trend (blue area in table) we see that for the 12 month period ended in May foreclosure activity is down over 13% from the same time a year ago. […]

Jefferson County Has Highest Rate of Foreclosures In Area

During the 2nd quarter of this year, there was foreclosure activity on one out of every 887 housing units in Jefferson County, giving it the highest foreclosure rate of the main counties making up the St Louis real estate market, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Rise In April However Trend Is Down Almost 40 Percent

St Louis foreclosures increased in April from the month before in the St Louis area counties of St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin, were fairly level in St Louis County and declined almost 12 percent in the city of St Louis. For the 5 counties that make up the core of the St Louis real estate market, the median increase in foreclosure activity in April 2015 from the month before was, as the table below shows, 10.68%, and, compared with foreclosure activity from April 2014, the median increase in foreclosure activity was almost 30 percent, according to data released this morning by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Rise In March

Foreclosure activity in St Louis was on the rise in March with the foreclosure rate for the St Louis metro area increasing 14 percent from a year ago and over 64 percent from February, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. As the chart below shows, foreclosure activity for the larger Missouri counties that are included in the St Louis MSA saw foreclosure actions decline from a year ago with the exception of Franklin County which saw a big increase. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Decline In February

St Louis foreclosures declined in February for the St Louis MSA with a total of 843 foreclosure actions occurring during the month, a decline of over 22 percent from the month before and a decline of over 10 percent from a year ago, according to data just released this morning by RealtyTrac. […]

Want to Buy St Louis Foreclosures? Bring Your Cash And Bid High!

If you are like a lot of people and see St Louis foreclosures, or REO’s (real estate owned by banks and other lending institutions as a result of foreclosure) as a good opportunity to buy a residence for yourself or as an investment either for rental or for “flipping”, you best have cash and be prepared to “buck up” if you want to succeed! I say this because cash buyers continue to dominate the REO and foreclosure market with 61% of all REO and Foreclosure sales this year in St Louis being cash sales thus far. As the table below shows, while the number of foreclosure sales has declined this year from last year at the same time, the percentage of them going to cash buyers has not. […]

St Louis Foreclosures Increase In January Nearly 50 Percent From Year Before

St Louis foreclosures increased dramatically in January with 1,116 foreclosure actions in the St Louis metro area during the month, an increase of 52.25 percent from December and an increase of 47.42 percent from January 2014, according to data just released this morning by RealtyTrac. […]

St Louis Ranked Seventh In Number of Completed Foreclosures In 2014

St Louis had 6,215 completed foreclosures in 2014 putting it 7th on the list of metros in the U.S. in terms of the number of completed foreclosures.  As the table below, which lists the 25 top metro areas for foreclosures, shows, Tampa saw the most foreclosures with over 18,000 being completed during 2014, according to […]

Over Half Of St Louis Foreclosures Are Zombies – Highest Rate in Nation

Over half (51%) of the foreclosures in St Louis are “Zombies” meaning that the owners have abandoned or vacated their home prior to their lender completing the foreclosure process, according to a report released this morning by RealtyTrac. […]

Missouri Foreclosure Filings For 2014 Down Seventy Percent From Peak in 2010

Missouri foreclosure filings during 2014 occurred on a total of 9.762 properties in Missouri which is down over 70% from 2010 when foreclosure activity in Missouri hit an all-time record high with foreclosure filings occurring that year on 33,120 properties, according to data just released by RealtyTrac. […]

Missouri Foreclosure Filings From 2006 Through 2014

St Louis Foreclosure Activity Continues Downward Trend

St Louis foreclosure activity continued to decline in November with the number of foreclosure actions decreasing in all of the St Louis core counties from the month before, according to a report just released this morning from RealtyTrac. The St Louis MSA as well as the core counties that make up the bulk of the […]