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Foreclosure Activity in St. Louis Area Down 23 Percent in April

The St. Louis Foreclosure Rate declined over 23 percent in April from the prior month and was down almost 39 percent from a year ago, according to a report released this morning by RealtyTrac. Granted, some of this decline for April was no doubt due to the severe storms that hit the area April 19th […]

Foreclosure Activity Decreases 15 Percent during First Quarter of 2011

The 800 pound gorilla in the room has finally lost some weight!

RealtyTrac released their foreclosure report for the first quarter of 2011 which shows foreclosure filings were reported on 681,153 U.S. properties during the quarter, a 15 percent decrease from the previous quarter and a 27 percent decrease from the first quarter of […]

St Louis Foreclosure Rate drops almost 20 percent in February

St. Louis Foreclosure Activity in February declines 40 Percent More in St. Louis than overall U.S.

RealtyTrac just released their foreclosure activity report for February showing foreclosure activity in the St. Louis metro area declined 19.6 percent from the month before and was down 17.86 percent from a year ago. The U.S. foreclosure rate […]

Foreclosure homes account for 26 percent of all 2010 sales

RealtyTrac released their foreclosure report for 2010 showing that foreclosure homes accounted for nearly 26 percent of all U.S. residential sales during the year. This is down from 2009 when 29 percent of all sales were foreclosure homes.

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St. Louis metro foreclosure rate up almost 9 percent in January

St. Louis bucks the national foreclosure trend…in the wrong way..

Earlier today I wrote that the U.S. foreclosure rate for January was up 1 percent from December and down 17 percent from the year before….unfortunately the numbers for St. Louis are not that good at all and in fact much worse. According to data released […]

U.S. Foreclosures up slightly in January; down 17 percent from year before

RealtyTrac released their foreclosure report for January 2011 showing there were foreclosure filings in January on 261,333 U.S. properties, a 1 percent increase from December but a 17 percent decrease from January 2010.

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Foreclosures in 2010 up from 2009 in U.S.; down in top ten foreclosure markets

RealtyTrac released their foreclosure report for 2010 which showed some mixed results. During 2010 there were 2,871,891 foreclosure filings in the U.S., an increase of 1.67 percent from 2009. However the metro areas with the 10 highest foreclosure rates all saw decreases in foreclosure filings in 2010 from the year before, in fact six […]

Buyers of distressed properties in third quarter reaped largest discount in five years

According to a report released by RealtyTrac, foreclosure homes accounted for 25 percent of all U.S. residential sales in the third quarter of 2010 and that the average sales price of properties that sold while in some stage of foreclosure was more than 32 percent below the average sales price of properties not in […]

Is now a safe time to buy foreclosures?

Dennis Norman

According to a report just released by RealtyTrac® foreclosures increased in the third quarter of 2010, although with a slowing rate of increase. There were 930,437 foreclosure filings in the third quarter, up almost 4 percent from the 2nd quarter but up only 1 percent from the year before. One in every […]

The Five Best Places to Find Foreclosure Bargains

Dennis Norman

When I first entered the real estate business in 1979, at the age of 18 which seems so long ago) foreclosures were a mystery to most people and certainly no one looking for a home to live in looked to buy a foreclosure. Homes that were being foreclosed upon were advertised in […]

Foreclosure Activity Increases In July; Down from a year ago

Dennis Norman

I remember, not that long ago, when 300,000 foreclosures in a month would have seemed unreal. However, July now marks the 17th consecutive month that there have been foreclosure filings exceeding 300,000 for the month.

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One in 78 Housing Units In U.S. In Foreclosure In First Half of 2010

Dennis Norman

According to a report released this morning by RealtyTrac there were 1,961,894 foreclosure filings in the first six months of 2010 on 1,654,634 housing units in the U.S. This reflects a 5 percent decrease from foreclosure activity for the prior 6 month period but is an 8 percent increase from the same […]

Nearly 233,000 Foreclosure and Bank-Owned Homes Sold in First Quarter

Dennis Norman

Average discount on Foreclosure and Bank-Owned Homes is 27 Percent

This morning RealtyTrac released a report stating that 31 percent of all residential sales in the first quarter of 2010 were foreclosure homes or bank-owned homes. They are reporting 233,000 foreclosure and bank-owned homes sold during first quarter 2010 at an average […]

St Louis Area Foreclosures On The Rise

Dennis Norman

While foreclosure activity for the U.S. in May decreased by 3 percent according to a report released by RealtyTrac, the news was much worse for the St. Louis metro area, and Missouri as a whole.

Every County in the St. Louis metro area, on the Missouri side of the river, experienced an […]

Foreclosure Activity Drops 3 Percent in May; 15th Consecutive Month of Over 300,000 Foreclosure Actions

Dennis Norman

The good news is, foreclosure activity for the U.S. in May decreased by 3 percent according to a report released by RealtyTrac. The bad news is, May marked the 15 th consecutive month where the overall foreclosure activity has surpassed 300,000 actions; that’s about 4 million foreclosures in the past […]

Foreclosures Still On The Rise – Some Improvement in Hardest Hit Areas Though

RealtyTrac® released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for the first quarter of 2010, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 932,234 U.S. properties during the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 16 percent from the first quarter of 2009 (which, I should remind you, was […]

St. Louis Real Estate – Missouri Foreclosures Increase 2.34 Percent

Missouri’s foreclosure rate increased in February by 2.34 percent from January but is down 3.68 percent from February 2009.

RealtyTrac® released its February 2010 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 308,524 U.S. properties during the month of February, a decrease of […]

St Louis Real Estate News: Foreclosures in the St Louis metro area decrease over 29 percent in October

Dennis Norman

Monroe and Jefferson County saw sharp increases however.

RealtyTrac® released its Foreclosure Market Reporttmfor October showing that foreclosure filings (default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions) were down 3.3 percent in October from the month before in the US and up 18.86 percent from the year before.

Here in St Louis, overall […]