The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 1/22/13

Today’s News Synopsis:

According to the latest Zillow Home Value Index, values increased 5.9% in 2012 and are at their highest since 2006.  Sales for existing homes decreased back in December month-over-month 1% in addition to inventory decreasing 8.5%.  However, year-over-year, existing home sales actually increased 12.8%.

In The News:

Los Angeles Times“Home sales slip nationally in December as inventory drops” (1-22-13)

“Sales of previously owned homes fell slightly in December from the previous month, an industry group said, but the national median home price rose the most in seven years.”

DS News“Home Values See Largest Annual Gain Since 2006” (1-22-13)

“U.S. home values in 2012 rose 5.9 percent over 2011, according to data in Zillow’s latest Home Value Index (HVI).”

Bloomberg“Biggest Banks Back to Black in Fed-Fueled Recovery: Mortgages” (1-22-13)

“Mortgage revenue at the four largest U.S. lenders is surpassing the costs of faulty home loans and foreclosures from the housing boom as Federal Reserve and government policies help fuel the recovery.”

Housing Wire“KB Home, Nationstar form new mortgage company” (1-22-13)

“Homebuilder KB Home ($37.25 0%) and Nationstar Mortgage ($35.81 0%) took their existing business relationship a step further this week, announcing the joint creation of a new mortgage company.”

Realty Trac“Foreclosure Weakness Translates to Home Price Strength” (1-22-13)

“Foreclosure activity in 2012 was a Jekyll and Hyde affair, with the numbers up in 25 states compared to 2011 but down in the other 25 states.”

DS News“Fitch: U.S. RMBS Delinquencies Improve in Q4” (1-22-13)

“Serious delinquencies for U.S. RMBS improved across all sectors in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new mortgage market index from Fitch Ratings.”

Bloomberg“Morgan Stanley Finds Opportunity in Distressed Property Assets” (1-22-13)

“Distressed property markets where deals are difficult to finance and yield spreads are at all-time highs provide attractive investment opportunities, according to Morgan Stanley’s real estate unit.”

Housing Wire“Housing likely to contribute to 2013 GDP” (1-22-13)

“Housing will contribute to gross domestic product in 2013, barring some unforeseen double-digit recession or economic downturn, Fitch managing director Robert Curren said Tuesday.”

Hard Money Loan Closed

Los Angeles, California hard money loan closed by The Norris Group private lending. Real estate investor received loan for $125,000 on a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home appraised for $223,000.


Bruce Norris of The Norris Group will be presenting his newest talk Poised to Pop: Quadrant Four Has Arrived at the Buena Park Apartment Owners Association on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

Bruce Norris of The Norris Group will be presenting his newest talk Poised to Pop: Quadrant Four Has Arrived at the Apartment Owners Association at the Scottish Rite Center on Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The Norris Group will be holding their Distressed Property Boot Camp from January 29-31, 2012.


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