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Household debt continues to increases despite delinquency rates showing signs of improvement

Monday, June 1st, 2015

 

 

Today’s News Synopsis:

 

Household debt continues to increases despite delinquency rates showing signs of improvement.  Spending on construction increased 2.2% in April according to the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.  Richard Green is the new senior advisor for HUD’s housing finance.

 

In The News:

Bloomberg - “Fed’s Fischer Says Real Estate a Crisis Risk in Some Countries” (6-1-15)

“Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer says he doesn’t ‘at present see a major financial crisis on the horizon. But whenever you say that, you know you’re looking for trouble.’”

DS News - “Household Debt Outstanding Inches Upward While Delinquency Rates Are Improving” (6-1-15)

“Total household debt outstanding increased by about $24 billion up t0 $11.85 trillion (an increase of about 0.2 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2014 to the first quarter of 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s quarterly Household Debt and Credit Report.”

Housing Wire- “HUD selects Richard Green as senior advisor for housing finance” (6-1-15)

“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development appears to have found a replacement for former HUD Senior Advisor Edward Golding, who recently took over as head of the Federal Housing Administration.”

NAHB - “Increasing Housing Affordability Opens Doors to Homeownership for More Americans” (6-1-15)

“As America’s home builders celebrate National Homeownership Month in June, lower interest rates and home prices are boosting housing affordability across the country.  According to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, 66.5% of new and existing homes sold between January and the end of March were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $65,800.”

DS News - “Nevada Senate Passes Bill to Amend ‘Superiority-Priority Lien’ Law” (6-1-15)

“The Nevada State Senate passed a bill at the last minute just before the end its legislative session that revises the provisions of a law that allows homeowner’s associations (HOAs) to foreclose non-judicially on a residential home when the homeowner’s HOA dues become delinquent, according to the Nevada State Legislature.”

Housing Wire - “Construction spending up 2.2% in April” (6-1-15)

“The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during April 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,006.1 billion, 2.2% (±1.5%) above the revised March estimate of $984.0 billion.”

DS News - “Millennials Leading Revival In Urban Areas, According to Home Value Forecast” (6-1-15)

“In an examination of whether millennials are helping inner cities experience a rebirth, the authors of ProTeck Valuation’s Home Value Forecast (HVF) for May determined that while some urban areas with populations dominated by millennials are thriving, urban recovery is still happening slowly nationwide, according to a press release from ProTeck on Monday.”

Housing Wire - “Supreme Court rejects 2nd lien stripping in Chapter 7 bankruptcies” (6-1-15)

“The Supreme Court of the United States held in a unanimous decision announced today that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor’s claim is both secured by a lien and allowed under the bankruptcy code.”

Bruce Norris of The Norris Group will be speaking at the 18th Annual Inland Empire Market Trends Seminar on Thursday, June 4.

Bruce Norris of The Norris Group will be speaking at the Cutting Edge Financial Tactics Brunch on Saturday, June 6.

Bruce Norris of The Norris Group will be having its Property Buying Bootcamp Tuesday, July 21 to Thursday, July 23.

 

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The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 10/18/11

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Today’s News Synopsis:

According to Bloomberg News, mortgage defaults were up by 26% in the third quarter.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Macs’ foreclosure attorney network programs will be going through changes by order of the FHFA.  Foreclosure filings were up in August for the third quarter according to the Los Angeles Times, and the sale of short sale properties could help increase housing prices.

In The News:

Bloomberg“California Mortgage Defaults Rise 26%” (10-18-11)

“Mortgage defaults in California rose 26 percent in the third quarter from the previous three months as lenders began working through a backlog of delinquent loans after a nationwide delay, according to DataQuick.”

Housing Wire - “Moody’s: CMBS delinquencies up to 9.36% in September” (10-18-11)

“The delinquency rate of loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities rose in September while total issuance fell as more seasoned loans left CMBS than new deals came into the sector, according to Moody’s Investors
Service.”

DS News - “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to Do Away With Attorney Networks” (10-18-11)

“The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to transition away from their current foreclosure attorney network programs, and move to a system where mortgage servicers will select law firms based on minimum qualifications and uniform criteria.”

Inman - “Companies offer real estate rewards programs” (10-18-11)

“Real estate franchisor Re/Max LLC has rolled out a  loyalty program for agents and clients.  The program, Re/Max Rewards, is powered by loyalty platform provider Next Jump.”

Los Angeles Times - “Number of Californians entering foreclosure jumps in third quarter” (10-18-11)

“A big August surge in foreclosure actions by Bank of America and Bank of New York sent the number of California homeowners entering foreclosure to levels not seen in a year.  The third-quarter jump in notices of default, the first formal step in the foreclosure process, came after such filings had dropped to a three-year low earlier this year. Defaults were up 25.9% from the prior quarter, according to according to San Diego-based DataQuick, a real estate information service.”

Bloomberg - “Home Short Sales Rise in ‘Dramatic Shift’ That May Boost U.S. House Prices” (10-18-11)

“U.S. home prices may get a boost from an unlikely source: a pickup in sales of properties in default before they reach the stage where they are repossessed by the bank and sold.  There has been a “dramatic shift” in banks’ willingness to sell a property for less than the mortgage balance to avoid foreclosing, said Ron Peltier, chairman and chief executive officer of HomeServices of America Inc., the second-biggest U.S. residential brokerage”

San Francisco Chronicle - “The new normal: Higher bank fees are here to stay” (10-18-11)

“The latest third-quarter earnings reports from this week confirm that banks are  struggling to make money the old-fashioned way, by lending money to consumers  and businesses. The main reason: interest rates are at historic lows. That makes  it harder for banks to charge high rates on loans.”

Housing Wire“Buyer of invalid foreclosure loses appeal to clear property title” (10-18-11)

“A man who bought a house that turned out to be an invalid foreclosure cannot sue the previous homeowner over his clouded title because the bank foreclosed before receiving an actual mortgage assignment, the Massachusetts Supreme
Judicial Court said Tuesday.”

Bloomberg - “Homebuilders Rise Most in Two Years as Sentiment Index Unexpectedly Climbs” (10-18-11)

“U.S. homebuilders rose the most in two years after an index of developer sentiment unexpectedly increased to its highest level since May 2010, spurring optimism that demand for new houses may be improving.”

DS News - “States and Servicers Consider New Proposal for Aiding Those Underwater” (10-18-11)

“Help for underwater homeowners has reportedly moved from principal writedowns to refinancing in settlement negotiations between state attorneys general and the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers.”

Looking Back:

A Rasmussen survey found that 31% of homeowners expected their home prices to fall over the next year, while 50% expected their home values to increase over the next 5. According to the NAHB, builder confidence increased for the first time in 5 months in October 2010. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported over 66% of small businesses experienced declines in sales and revenue during the first half of 2010. Robert Curran believed demand for housing would not return any earlier than late winter of 2010.

For more information about The Norris Group’s California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed investments, visit the website or call our office at 951-780-5856 for more information. For upcoming California real estate investor training and events, visit The Norris Group website and our California investor event calendar. You’ll also find our award-winning real estate radio show on KTIE 590am at 6pm on Saturdays or you can listen to over 170 podcasts in our free investor radio archive.