19,528 new and resale houses and condos sold in Southern California last month, according to MDA DataQuick. LPS reports the average foreclosure in California and Nevada has been delinquent 461 days. December’s default rates for first and second mortgages were 2.93% and 1.74%.
31,403 new and resale homes and condos were sold statewide in November, according to MDA DataQuick. LPS reports the delinquency rate for loans that are 30+ days past due is 9.02%. Ben Bernanke believes we still have 4 to 5 years until the unemployment rate reaches pre-recession levels.
6,111 new and resale houses and condos were sold in the Bay Area last month, according to MDA DataQuick. Freddie Mac reports the 30-year mortgage rate has rose again to 4.83%. Statistics from CoreLogic show home prices declined 3.93% in October from July. Three members of congress introduced a bill which may put an end to the use of MERS by GSEs.
16,208 new and resale houses and condos sold in Southern California in November. The NAR claims 9 of the 10 most cost-effective home repair projects in terms of value recouped are exterior replacement projects. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods expects revenue from multifamily real estate investment trusts to grow at an annual rate of 4.6% in 2011. Investor confidence in U.S. commercial property is the highest since 2007, according to Bank of America.
The MBA estimates total originations in 2011 will be $400 billion less than the total for 2010. According to MDA DataQuick, 83,261 Notices of Default were recorded at California county recorder offices during the 3rd quarter. Lender Processing Services is releasing a new valuation model that brings listing and pending sale data into the equation. The FHFA claims U.S. house prices increased 0.4% in August.
33,176 houses and condos were sold in California during September, said MDA DataQuick. Clear Capital claims home prices have dropped 6% in the last 2 months. The serious delinquency rate for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was 4.35% in August.
According to MDA DataQuick, 6,334 houses and condos closed escrow in Northern California during September. The government estimates that the financial rescue involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Bank of America is suing the FDIC for $1.75 billion. The Labor Department reports jobless claims decreased 4.8% last week.
18,091 new and resale homes were sold in Southern California, said MDA DataQuick. Moody’s reports commercial real estate prices fell 3.3% from last month. A survey from American Strategies and Myers Research shows 77% of adults consider buying a home to be a good financial decision in general.
According to MDA DataQuick, 6,698 houses and condos closed escrow in the Bay Area last month. Also, 34,239 houses and condos were sold statewide. BarCap expects that of all the subprime mortgages still current and originated in 2005, 70% will default.
Statistics from MDA DataQuick show 18,946 new and resale homes were sold in Southern California in July. Frank Nothaft of Freddie Mac announced that refinancing activity has accounted for over 80% of conventional loan activity. National housing starts increased by 7.1 percent last month, according to the NAHB. The MBA expressed concerns that recent policy changes restricting seller concessions went too far and may damage the industry.