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New Observations Quarterly Forecast of Property Values Estimates a Loss This Year of 13 Percent

2010-04-09  – newobservations.net

” The average of four major nationwide indexes measuring prices also continues to suggest we hover right around a middle point of the total loss expected. Our current loss by the average of four indexes from the peak in 2006/2007 is 20 percent. The total loss forecast by the blend of indexes is 33 percent.”

Full Analysis Here

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Banking, Investments, Lending | Leave a comment

Rosenberg: The Only Story Is Deflation, And Consumer Spending Is Only Up Due To Mortgage Walkaways

2010-04-08 – businessinsider.com

“In this morning’s Breakfast With Dave note, David Rosenberg of Gluskin-Sheff hits on a theme we discussed the other day, about the impact of Obama’s “Extend & Pretend” mortgage policy. As originally argued by Paul Jackson at HousingWire, it’s the fact that millions of families are essentially living mortgage-free which explains the seeming disconnect between sagging housing and rebounding consumer spending.”

Full Article Here

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments, Real Estate | Leave a comment

BofA to have 45,000 foreclosures per month by December of 2010.

2010-04-08 – irvinehousingblog.com

“Lenders are trying to figure out how their massive Ponzi Scheme collapsed. They are relearning lending again because everything they thought they knew was wrong. When you get down to the heart of the matter, borrowers are carrying too much debt which is killing them financially and emotionally”

I attended a local Building Industry Association conference on Friday 26 March 2010. The west coast manager of real estate owned, Senior Vice President Ken Gaitan, stated that Bank of America, which currently forecloses on 7,500 homes a month nationally, will increase that number to 45,000 homes per month by December of 2010.

Full Article Here

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Real Estate, Stats | Leave a comment

IVE BEEN HIDING FOR Q1 – 2010 It seems…. (but now I’m back)

I apologize to everyone about the lack of updates. Work has been…. well…. work. It seems transactions take 3 – 4x as long and nearly 9 of 10 are either Short Sales or Bank Owned real estate.  It seems that the banks are controlling the market, the interest rates and now, most of the real estate for sale.  We have tax credits expiring, we have the FED’s backing out of buying Mortgage Backed Securities, we have hundreds of billions $$$ in loans left to adjust and we have an ENORMOUS pool of Commercial Rela Estate scheduled for default in the next 4 years. Things are about to get really interesting, so I’ll get back on my horse and keep you all up-to-date.

Happy Navigating, Jason Pickle

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Banking, Foreclosure, Investments, Lending, Real Estate, Stats | Leave a comment

   

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