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An Empirical Model of Subprime Mortgage Default

An Empirical Model of Subprime Mortgage Default

Check out this paper by Minjung Park at the University of Minnesota – “An Empirical Model of Subprime Mortgage Default from 2000 to 2007.”   Park empirically identifies four drivers to subprime mortgage defaults, two of which directly involve housing prices and market conditions. I know – sounds simple right?  Market gets bad, borrower defaults. ...
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Renting the Housing Recovery

Renting the Housing Recovery

We never let a good idea get in the way of our egos here at Altos Research, so when the occasion arises to comment on the greater policy decisions facing the housing market, then why not? At today’s AmeriCatalyst Housing Policy session, the discussion is centered on government policies towards homeownership.  Sitting at my...
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Housing Market Conditions & Delinquencies: August 2010

Housing Market Conditions & Delinquencies: August 2010

Lots of talk of late about the double dip recession, caused in many ways by ongoing housing market declines. Here’s where market conditions matter most for borrower behavior and seller psychology, impacting future housing prices. Jacob Gaffney at HousingWire discusses the “shadow shadow inventory.” He writes: The recent data that shows delinquencies rising, mixed...
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Sam’s Club selling REOs now?

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Sam’s Club selling REOs now?

Before you spend thousands on a Bulk REO course, click here (affiliate link) for Susan Lassiter-Lyon’s real-world info on flipping Bulk REOs. She’s the real deal. Everybody is talking about Bulk REO Investing these days, thanks mostly to a product launch that we’re in the middle of. And frankly, the idea of bulk-buying just...
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The Flip is Dead: New Rules of Real Estate Investing

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The Flip is Dead: New Rules of Real Estate Investing

No More Flips? RE Investors are now in Buy-and-Hold Mode The real estate market is still dominated by distressed properties, and as opportunistic investors, we can’t ignore short sales, foreclosures, and defaulted note buying. One thing seems to be changing though. Whereas the preferred exit strategy used to be flipping a property or note...
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It’s raining in Southern California…

It’s raining in Southern California…

Guess this means Albert Hammond was wrong…  It really does rain in Southern California, at least as far as housing is concerned. In Los Angeles, year-over-year prices plummeted in 2008 with the sub-prime bust.  The housing tax credit provided short term relief in 2009, but prices in 2010 are heading down again… All the...
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Chart of the Day: Shadow Inventory No More in the Central Valley?

Chart of the Day: Shadow Inventory No More in the Central Valley?

At the height of the 2008 sub-prime crash, housing inventory accumulated rapidly, then dissipated through mid-2009 – the effect of withdrawn listings in 2008 and the housing stimulus in 2009.  But, inventory is persistently rising again this year.  Out of the last year’s short-term recovery and back into burst for these markets?  (If you...
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Home foreclosures are up in the greater Houston area

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Home foreclosures are up in the greater Houston area

Foreclosure protest at San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank Image by Steve Rhodes www.rainbowpush.org www.defendyourdollars.org/topic/mortgages/ Coverage of Jackson’s visit to the bay area www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Jesse-Jackson-on-Forec… www.mercurynews.com/realestatenews/ci_13362518 Investigative reporting on foreclosures www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=there_goes_the_neigh… www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/03/04/loan_modifications/ An explanation of the mortgage crisis www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1242 Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story which opens 10-2-09 deals with foreclosures. Links on my photos from...
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Foreclosures continue as market struggles

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Foreclosures continue as market struggles

Foreclosure protest at San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank Image by Steve Rhodes www.rainbowpush.org www.defendyourdollars.org/topic/mortgages/ Coverage of Jackson’s visit to the bay area www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Jesse-Jackson-on-Forec… www.mercurynews.com/realestatenews/ci_13362518 Investigative reporting on foreclosures www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=there_goes_the_neigh… www.salon.com/news/feature/2009/03/04/loan_modifications/ An explanation of the mortgage crisis www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?sched=1242 Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story which opens 10-2-09 deals with foreclosures. Links on my photos from...
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How do I buy foreclosures directly from the government?

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How do I buy foreclosures directly from the government?

Question by Bret: How do I buy foreclosures directly from the government? Do you have to be a real estate broker or agent (and have brokerage license) in order to buy directly from the government? What prices can I expect on foreclosures in our declining economy? I don’t want to pay anything higher than...
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