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By Alex Veiga | Thursday Jun 13, 2013
Lenders stepped up action last month against homeowners who had fallen behind on their mortgage payments, taking possession of more homes and initiating the foreclosure countdown clock on many others.
By ALEX VEIGA | Thursday Feb 23, 2012
Banks took back more U.S. homes in January than in the previous month, the latest sign that foreclosures are accelerating after slowing sharply last year while lenders sorted out foreclosure-abuse claims.
By DEREK KRAVITZ | Friday Sep 2, 2011
Foreclosures made up roughly one-third of all home sales this spring. While that’s a smaller share of sales from the previous quarter, it’s six times the percentage of foreclosures in a healthy housing market.
By DEREK KRAVITZ | Wednesday Aug 31, 2011
The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell in July, further evidence that the depressed housing market remains a drag on the economy. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its index of sales agreements fell 1.3 percent.
By DEREK KRAVITZ | Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
The number of Americans at risk of foreclosure is rising, reflecting the U.S. economy’s continued struggles.
By DEREK KRAVITZ | Monday Aug 22, 2011
The number of people who bought previously occupied homes fell in July for the third time in four months. This year is on pace to be the worst in 14 years for home sales, as more Americans worry that the economy could slip back into another recession.
Friday Jun 10, 2011
A new wave of Boston area and Northeast foreclosures have hit the market and Auction.com, a global leader in real estate auctions, has begun to auction 521+ new Northeast area bank-owned properties.
By ADAM GELLER | Friday Apr 8, 2011
Windy Ridge is a small petri dish in a much larger experiment. Across the country, city officials, non-profits and others are searching for ways to stabilize neighborhoods pummeled by foreclosures - most visibly by buying up vacant houses.
By CRISTINA SILVA | Thursday Mar 17, 2011
The Ackerly’s home is now among a swelling number of abandoned houses in Nevada. There were 167,564 empty houses in the state last year, according to newly released U.S. Census data, more than double the number in 2000.
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, DEREK KRAVITZ | Sunday Feb 27, 2011
Sales of new homes plummeted in January, and businesses ordered fewer long-lasting goods. But the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen over the past four weeks.
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