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St Louis Metro Area Distressed Home Sales Share Of Market Drops By Nearly Half From Year Ago

Distressed home sales in St Louis during the month of October 2015 accounted for about 11.6 percent of all home sales during the month, a decline of about 50 percent from a year ago when St Louis distressed home sales accounted for 23 percent of the all home sales, according to the latest data 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. […]

Distressed Home Sales Share of St Louis Market Declined Nearly Forty Percent In Past 2 Years

Distressed Home Sales accounted for just 13 percent of St Louis home sales thus far in 2015, a decline of 37.6 percent from two years ago when over 1 in every 5 (20.83%) St Louis home sales was a short sale or foreclosure. […]

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. […]

The Number of Zombies In St Louis Triples In Past Year

No, in spite of the fact this is October, this article is not about Halloween nor the zombies associated with it, instead, it’s about vacant homes that have delinquent mortgages but have not yet been foreclosed upon yet, which the industry has applied the term of “zombie” to. […]

Rule Changes For HUD Home Sales Proposed By HUD

Since the real estate market bubble burst in 2008, the number of foreclosed homes that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has had to manage and sell to investors and new home owners has increased significantly, averaging around 100,000 homes sold per year and hitting a peak of 111,416 HUD homes sold during fiscal year 2013. […]

St Louis Distressed Home Sales Share Of Home Sale Market Declines Over 50 Percent

St Louis distressed home sales share of the St Louis real estate market continues to decline minimizing the negative effect on home prices caused by distressed home sales. In August, distressed home sales, primarily consisting of foreclosures and REO’s (bank owned properties) at this point as short sales have fallen to the point to be statistically insignificant, accounted for just 6 percent of the overall home sales in the St Louis metro area, according to a report just released this morning by RealtyTrac. This is a decline of over 50 percent (56.3%) from a year ago when distressed home sales accounted for 13.7 percent of total home sales in St Louis. […]

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. […]

Underwater Homeowners in St Louis Continues To Decline

There were 123,546 St Louis homeowners with negative equity, or in a seriously underwater condition on their mortgage meaning they owe more than the current value of their home, in the St Louis MSA during the 2nd quarter of 2015 according to the most recent data by RealtyTrac. This works out to 17 percent of all St Louis metro area homeowners with a mortgage being underwater on their mortgage which is an improvement from 21 percent just 2 quarters prior. […]

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 […]

Mortgage Originations In 2nd Quarter Rise…4th Consecutive Rise Since 14 Year Low

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York just released it’s Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit for the 2nd quarter of 2015 in which some encouraging facts were revealed with regard to the home mortgage market, including: […]

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 Makes List Of Top Ten Metros In U.S. For Rate Of Zombies

That’s right, Zombies are very real and very present in St Louis…at least Zombie foreclosures that is! That’s right. According to a foreclosure zombie report just released this morning by RealtyTrac, St Louis made the list of “Top 10 Zombie Foreclosure Rates Among Major Markets”, coming in at number 6 on the list with 1 of every 1,627 housing units being a zombie foreclosure. In the number 1 spot on the list was Tampa Florida where 1 of every 217 housing units is a zombie foreclosure (the complete list, and infographic, is below). […]

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. […]

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Drop To Pre-Bubble Level

The mortgage delinquency rate (home owners that are 60 days or more delinquent on mortgage payment) dropped to 2.95 percent in the first quarter of 2015, marking the first time the mortgage delinquency rate has been below 3 percent since the 3rd quarter of 2007 when the rate was 2.61 percent, according to a report released this morning by TransUnion. […]

Baltimore Tops List Of Metros For Highest Returns From Flipping Homes

Flipping homes accounts for a smaller percentage of home sales today at about 4 percent of total home sales in the U.S., then in the recent past when they accounted for 6 percent of more of the homes being sold (6.8% at the recent peak in 1st quarter 2012), according to a report released today by RealtyTrac. […]

House Flipping In St Louis During 1st Quarter Drops By Sixty-Nine Percent From Year Ago

House flipping in St Louis accounted for just 2.4 percent of the home sales in the St Louis metro area during the first quarter of this year, according to data just obtained from RealtyTrac. […]

Distressed Home Sales In February Fall Back to 2008 Rate

Distressed home sales (foreclosures, REO’s and short sales) made up 13.5 percent of the home sales in the U.S. in February, 2015, a decline of 18% from a year ago when the rate was 16.5 percent and is a decline of 5.6% from January when the rate was 14.3%, according to a report just released by Corelogic. […]

Twenty Percent Of Homeowners That Did Distressed Sales Expected To Return As Buyer in Coming Decade

Between 2006 and 2014 nearly 9.3 million homeowners in the U.S. were either foreclosed on, did a deed of lieu of foreclosures, or did a short sale of their home, according to a recent report by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). […]

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. […]

Percentage of Underwater Homeowners Increases For First Time In Nearly Three Years

Seriously underwater homeowners, those people whose mortgage debt is 125 percent or more of their current home’s value, increased to 13.2% of all home loans during the 1st quarter of 2015, marking the first increase in rate from the prior quarter since February 2012, according to a report released this morning from RealtyTrac. […]

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. […]

Two St Louis Areas were the most profitable zips in the U.S. for flipping property in 4th quarter

Two zip codes in St Louis made RealtyTrac’s list of “Zips with the highest gross returns (from flipping property)” for 4th quarter, 2014. The 63139 zip code, which includes the Dog Town area of St Louis, came in number 2 on the list with an average gross return on investment of 163.9% and the 63116 zip code, which includes Tower Grove South, Holly Hills, Dutchtown South and Bevo, came in 9th on the list with an average gross return on investment of 127.7%. […]

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. […]