Are Short Sales And Foreclosures Drying Up?

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Real Estate Agent with ERA Realty Center

I spoke to an appraiser in our area recently who says it's too soon to tell, but he's seeing some good signs.  He watches the Notices of Default constantly and the foreclosures as they come on the market.  He mentioned that it seems to him that the homes being foreclosed now on average are not quite as nice as they were awhile back.  He thinks that more sellers are holding onto the nice homes but still letting go of the problematic homes.  I handle a huge % of the foreclosures in our arera, and I believe that there is some substance to that remark.  It's a good theory.  What do other agents see in the rest of the Nation?  I'd love to hear your opinion and comments.

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MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
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Thank you , I do think there is some substance to this theory.

February 27, 2010 01:02 AM
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Leslie Ebersole
REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs
Baird&Warner Fox Valley

Huge inventory coming onto market per S&P January and February reports, now referred to as shadow inventory: 1.75 million more houses this year from foreclosures and short sales added to existing 3.5 million homes. Sales in January dropped, see CNNMoney.com today. Many of these will be the "nicer" homes because of resets of 2005 and 2006 loans granted to buyers and refinancers at top of market. It will get much, much worse in next year, prices will continue to drop and inventory will continue to rise. Go to the KCM Blog for good write up and analysis.

February 27, 2010 01:07 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

We are still seeing notices of default in all price ranges in the midwest.

February 27, 2010 01:15 AM
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Ray Perry
Realtor, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
CPS Country Air

There are a huge inventory of foreclosed homes that are still not on the market, seems like the banks are hanging on to them longer.

Ray Perry

Ray@RayPerry.com

February 27, 2010 01:20 AM
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Nannette Martin
Prudential Real Estate Professionals - Team Tate

We are not at the end of these distressed properties. I'm showing approximatel 15 distressed properties in my city tomorrow.

February 27, 2010 01:24 AM
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