Saturday, June 30, 2007

13,304 Homes Offered For Sale on Countrywide Financial's Website

Total REO Asking Price: $2,395,057,581
(As of June 29, 2008)



Source: http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp

Click on state below for detailed listings
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State Count Total Asking
Price($)
Average Asking
Price($)
AK04978,600244,650
AL12213,888,699113,842
AR292,860,10098,624
AZ615118,897,703193,330
CA3,331831,035,880249,485
CO21040,710,079193,858
CT14324,309,199169,994
DC206,103,000305,150
DE193,061,100161,111
FL1,548285,801,708184,626
GA63174,487,894118,047
HI228,080,000367,273
IA424,382,288104,340
ID348,993,950264,528
IL51579,615,743154,594
IN25815,037,89358,286
KS364,519,400125,539
KY836,724,40081,017
LA322,662,80083,213
MA27044,299,190164,071
MD25168,399,198272,507
ME131,276,70098,208
MI1,06987,788,50382,122
MN44866,706,006148,897
MO21119,354,92391,729
MS799,416,065119,191
MT071,529,300218,471
NC12022,725,797189,382
ND03314,700104,900
NE172,189,300128,782
NH6612,738,899193,014
NJ16238,416,784237,141
NM162,015,400125,963
NV46297,989,890212,099
NY13933,729,497242,658
OH41423,333,19856,360
OK262,443,60093,985
OR7317,437,700238,873
PA12013,745,406114,545
RI8314,520,800174,949
SC647,669,399119,834
SD05472,60094,520
TN21219,225,99890,689
TX44163,707,250144,461
UT3914,364,200368,313
VA585140,286,633239,806
WA7920,760,000262,785
WI9410,135,410107,824
WV375,250,299141,900
WY05664,500132,900
Total13,3042,395,057,581165,648













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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

LSR: U.S. Faces Severe Credit Crunch

The Telegraph Reports: “The United States faces a severe credit crunch as mounting losses on risky forms of debt catch up with the banks and force them to curb lending and call in existing loans, according to a report by Lombard Street Research.”

“The group said the fast-moving crisis at two Bear Stearns hedge funds had exposed the underlying rot in the US sub-prime mortgage market, and the vast nexus of collateralised debt obligations known as CDOs.”

“‘Excess liquidity in the global system will be slashed,’ it said. ‘Banks’ capital is about to be decimated, which will require calling in a swathe of loans. This is going to aggravate the US hard landing.”

“Charles Dumas, the group's global strategist, said the failed auction of assets seized from one of the Bear Stearns funds by Merrill Lynch had revealed the dark secret of the CDO debt market. The sale had to be called off after buyers took just $200m of the $850m mix.”

“Lombard Street said the Bear Stearns fiasco was the tip of the iceberg. The greatest risk lies in the ‘toxic tranches’ of lower grade securities held by the banks.”

“The worst of the US property crisis has yet to hit since there is an overhang of $2,000bn of mortgages with adjustable rates which have yet to be reset. Many borrowers could see payments jump by half, or even double.”

“At the same time, a spike in 10-year US bond yields by 0.65 percentage points over the last six weeks has drastically repriced the cost of fixed mortgages, knocking away a key prop for the US housing market.” read more >>


About LSR

Lombard Street Research was founded in 1989 by Tim Congdon CBE and quickly established its reputation as a leading provider of independent macroeconomic research. "Our consistent aim has been to provide accurate economic forecasts in order to improve the investment thinking and strategic decisions of financial institutions, banks and corporations worldwide."

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Monday, June 25, 2007

BIS: Years of loose monetary policy has fueled a dangerous credit bubble

A report from the Telegraph. “The Bank for International Settlements, the world's most prestigious financial body, has warned that years of loose monetary policy has fueled a dangerous credit bubble, leaving the global economy more vulnerable to another 1930s-style slump than generally understood.”

“Virtually nobody foresaw the Great Depression of the 1930s, or the crises which affected Japan and Southeast Asia in the early and late 1990s. In fact, each downturn was preceded by a period of non-inflationary growth exuberant enough to lead many commentators to suggest that a 'new era' had arrived", said the bank.”

“In a thinly-veiled rebuke to the US Federal Reserve, the BIS said central banks were starting to doubt the wisdom of letting asset bubbles build up on the assumption that they could safely be cleaned up’ afterwards - which was more or less the strategy pursued by former Fed chief Alan Greenspan after the dotcom bust.”

“It said this approach had failed in the US in 1930 and in Japan in 1991 because excess debt and investment build up in the boom years had suffocating effects.”

The bank said it was far from clear whether the US would be able to shrug off the consequences of its latest imbalances, citing a current account deficit running at 6.5pc of GDP, a rise in US external liabilities by over $4 trillion from 2001 to 2005, and an unprecedented drop in the savings rate. ‘The dollar clearly remains vulnerable to a sudden loss of private sector confidence,’ it said.” read article >>

From Bloomberg: “Other risks facing banks include the potential for a ‘weakening in household spending,’ the report said. The possibility of a slump in real estate markets remains ‘a significant risk to financial stability,’ while the growth in securitization has spread ‘direct and indirect’ risk across the financial system, the BIS said.”

“‘Who now holds these risks, and can they manage them adequately?’ the report asked. ‘The honest answer is that we do not know.’”

“‘Hedge funds might be most exposed, since many have tended to specialize in purchases of the riskiest sorts of these instruments,’ the report said.”

“The BIS said it was unclear whether the collapse in U.S. subprime mortgages would spill over into other markets. Investors are increasingly concerned about how the decline will affect the values of collateralized debt obligations, securities that package other debt such as subprime loans, the bank said.”

“‘Exactly where in the CDO market the risks posed by subprime and Alt-A mortgages are concentrated is difficult to measure,’ the bank said...” read article >>

About BIS

The Bank for International Settlements (or BIS) is an international organization of central banks which exists to foster cooperation among central banks and other agencies in pursuit of monetary and financial stability. It carries out its work through subcommittees, the secretariats it hosts, and through its annual General Meeting of all members. The BIS also provides banking services, but only to central banks, or to international organizations like itself. Based in Basel, Switzerland, the BIS was established by the Hague agreement of 1930

BIS 77th Annual Report (24 June 2007)

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

240+ Homes Up For Auction In Northern California

From News 10. “More than 240 homes repossessed by the lenders in the Central Valley and Bay Area will be sold in a three-day auction beginning Saturday in Sacramento.”

“At first glance, the foreclosure auction appears to be a bargain hunter’s dream. In some cases, the opening bid starts at well under half the price of the property’s recent market value.”

“For example, the starting bid for a one-year-old home at 10216 Shoech Way in Elk Grove is $279,000. Property records show the house sold new last year for $620,000.”

“Foreclosure specialist Alexis McGee says…the buyer must be careful. The excitement and competition at the event can drive the price beyond the fair market value, she said.”

“‘Create a maximum bid sheet for every property,’ McGee advises. ‘Walk when it goes over your top price. Do not get personally connected to any house. There is no reason to get caught up in a bidding frenzy.’”

“Buyers need a $5,000 cashier’s check to register, and properties can be financed with as little as 5 percent down. But some of the homes in poorer condition require a 30 percent down payment.” read more >>

From Ben's Blog: At What Point Will It Be Worth Looking At An Auction? for some great comments and opinions. There is also a video from channel 13 covering this story.

If you are considering buying a house at an auction, be sure to see this YouTube video on How Not To Bid.

REDC sold more than 265 properties in San Diego, Los Angeles and Riverside during two weekends in May, and is planning to hold another auction in Atlanta on July 7.


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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Credit cards of higher importance over mortgages to subprime borrowers

Experian Subprime Lending Study Shows Consumers Are More Likely to Pay Bankcard Debt Before Mortgage Debt

“According to the latest Experian study on the subprime lending market, subprime consumers -- those with an Experian credit score of 620 or lower -- are more likely to be 30 days or more late on their mortgage payments than on their unsecured bankcard obligations. As consumers have historically paid mortgage debt over bankcard debt, this finding represents a significant departure from conventional behavior.”

From Businessweek: “The significance? One explanation could be that many recent subprime homebuyers simply aren't that worried about losing their homes because they don't have much to lose. Most put down small or zero down payments. If prices have fallen since they bought, they may actually owe more than the house is worth, making it an easy choice to walk away.’”

“At the same time, keeping access to their credit cards has become more important than ever, says Stan Oliai, vice-president of decision sciences for Experian Decision Analytics. ‘People are using credit cards for everyday items like gasoline and groceries, and to tide themselves over from paycheck to paycheck,’ says Oliai.”

“According to Experian's research, prime borrowers have exhibited more conventional behavior than subprime ones, perhaps because they have more to lose from a home foreclosure and aren't quite as reliant on credit cards to get them through the month. Experian's study shows that they remain less likely to be late on their mortgages than on their credit cards.”

“Many subprime mortgage borrowers ‘don't have much skin in the game," says Douglas Duncan, chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Assn. Subprime loans that originated in 2004 and 2005—which account for a big share of those now entering delinquency—involved extremely small down payments, Duncan says. ‘Some people said, 'Let's roll the dice and see if we can get a house. And if it doesn't stick, we've still got to have the credit card to keep going and we've got to have the car to get to work.’” read more >>


About Experian
Experian(R) is a global leader in providing analytical and information services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

‘Substantial Discounts’ at Condo Auction—St. Petersburg, FL

Fifty condos went up for auction this Saturday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Twenty were offered at absolute price (sold to highest bidder regardless of price). Out of the fifty that were being offered, twenty sold, and at 'substantial discounts'.

Tampa Bay Business Journal. “The Enclave at Sabal Point sold at least $1.7 million worth of inventory during the two-hour auction June 16 that attracted 39 registered bidders, some from as far away as Arizona and Canada.”

The converted apartments, which included one- to three-bedroom units in five floor plans, sold for an average of $86,000 each. Their previous asking prices ranged between $95,000 and $190,000.”

“‘Most of the units were occupied so we had a number of investors seeking to buy them as income properties,’ Craig King, president of J.P. King Auction Co., stated in a release. A few Enclave residents bought their own units, he said.” read more >>

From J.P. King Auction Co.

“‘This was a good turnout in a market where condominium sales have been slow at all levels. Because these were entry-level condominiums, our target market was very different than it would be for new or renovated units. We succeeded in reducing the seller’s inventory by 20 units, and the auction marketing program has also led to negotiations that could lead to sales of quite a few more units in the very near future,’ said Craig King, president of J.P. King.”

“‘Most of the units were occupied, so we had a number of investors seeking to buy them as income properties. But we also had some individuals buying units for their own personal use,’ said King.”

Have these 'investors seeking income properties' read the latest post titled A Renter’s Paradise In Florida from Ben's Blog?
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Monday, June 18, 2007

Developer to auction off 40 condos on Sunday—Jersey City

The Jersey Journal. “Traditionally, when developers have problems selling the last of their units and run out of rabbits to pull out of their hats, they turn to an auction to unload the properties quickly.”

“But now one Hoboken-based developer, Erik Kaiser, of REMI Companies, is flipping the script by holding an auction on the front end of sales, on June 24, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, where he hopes to unload 40 units within several hours.”

“Is it a sign of a slump?”

“Are the units a tough sell in the one area of Hoboken that has yet to be touched by the real estate boom?”

The answer appears to be no to both questions.

“The project was met with "unexpected" delays that brought construction to a screeching halt for months, forcing the developer to rip up a number of pre-construction contracts and bringing pressure from the project's financier.”

“‘We wanted to have one year worth of marketing efforts wrapped up in one day,’ said Kaiser, adding that he expects to sell all 40 units at the auction.” read more >>


Auction Information:
The condos are open for inspection at 600 Jackson St., Hoboken.
The auction will be held at 1 p.m. next Sunday at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City. Bidders must register before the auction and present a cashier's check or money order in the amount of $10,000, as part of the required 10 percent deposit.
For more information: 201-963-9010 or velocityhoboken.com
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Developer to auction off 40 condos on Sunday—Jersey City

The Jersey Journal. “Traditionally, when developers have problems selling the last of their units and run out of rabbits to pull out of their hats, they turn to an auction to unload the properties quickly.”

“But now one Hoboken-based developer, Erik Kaiser, of REMI Companies, is flipping the script by holding an auction on the front end of sales, on June 24, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, where he hopes to unload 40 units within several hours.”

“Is it a sign of a slump?”

“Are the units a tough sell in the one area of Hoboken that has yet to be touched by the real estate boom?”

The answer appears to be no to both questions.

“The project was met with "unexpected" delays that brought construction to a screeching halt for months, forcing the developer to rip up a number of pre-construction contracts and bringing pressure from the project's financier.”

“‘We wanted to have one year worth of marketing efforts wrapped up in one day,’ said Kaiser, adding that he expects to sell all 40 units at the auction.” read more >>


Auction Information:
The condos are open for inspection at 600 Jackson St., Hoboken.
The auction will be held at 1 p.m. next Sunday at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City. Bidders must register before the auction and present a cashier's check or money order in the amount of $10,000, as part of the required 10 percent deposit.
For more information: 201-963-9010 or velocityhoboken.com
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Take your pick...50 condos to be auctioned off this Saturday in St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg, Florida

A report and video from Fox 13: “50 south St. Petersburg condos are on the block this Saturday, including 20 that will be sold at absolute auction.”

“‘It sells regardless of price,’ says J.P. King Auction Company spokesman Carl Carter.”

“‘No minimum bid, no reserve. The high bidder gets it,’ he said.”

“The number of condos for sale in Pinellas County has mushroomed from 1,450 in May of 2005 to more than 9,000 units last month. But prices are dropping: The average condo price was $200,000 in January and was $170,000 last month.”


From Auctioneer J.P. King:


Enclave at Sabal Pointe Condominiums

50 garden-style condominiums -- 20 selling absolute!

Take your pick of these 50 garden-style condominiums and buy one at your price. These units come in five different floor plans, but they all have a lot in common – the Enclave amenities, the beautiful courtyard, balconies/patios and more floor space than you’ll find in comparable condos.

• Clubhouse with flat-screen TV and bar
• Two pools
• Fitness center
• Playgrounds
• Picnic areas
• Lush tropical landscaping
• Pet-friendly

Ideally located, for work or play
• Only 15 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg offices via nearby Interstate 275
• Five minutes to St. Pete Beach, one of the nation’s most popular beaches, with Pinellas County’s longest undeveloped stretch of public beach
• 20 minutes to Tampa Airport


Any ideas on the possible outcome of this auction?
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Take your pick...50 condos to be auctioned off this Saturday in St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg, Florida

A report and video from Fox 13: “50 south St. Petersburg condos are on the block this Saturday, including 20 that will be sold at absolute auction.”

“‘It sells regardless of price,’ says J.P. King Auction Company spokesman Carl Carter.”

“‘No minimum bid, no reserve. The high bidder gets it,’ he said.”

“The number of condos for sale in Pinellas County has mushroomed from 1,450 in May of 2005 to more than 9,000 units last month. But prices are dropping: The average condo price was $200,000 in January and was $170,000 last month.”


From Auctioneer J.P. King:


Enclave at Sabal Pointe Condominiums

50 garden-style condominiums -- 20 selling absolute!

Take your pick of these 50 garden-style condominiums and buy one at your price. These units come in five different floor plans, but they all have a lot in common – the Enclave amenities, the beautiful courtyard, balconies/patios and more floor space than you’ll find in comparable condos.

• Clubhouse with flat-screen TV and bar
• Two pools
• Fitness center
• Playgrounds
• Picnic areas
• Lush tropical landscaping
• Pet-friendly

Ideally located, for work or play
• Only 15 minutes to downtown St. Petersburg offices via nearby Interstate 275
• Five minutes to St. Pete Beach, one of the nation’s most popular beaches, with Pinellas County’s longest undeveloped stretch of public beach
• 20 minutes to Tampa Airport


Any ideas on the possible outcome of this auction?
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings in May—Up 90% percent

RealtyTrac

May foreclosure numbers from RealtyTrac: Nevada secures the No.1 spot at an unbelievably high percentage of foreclosure filings: One filing for every 166 households. Second place goes to Colorado: One filing for every 290 households. Third and fourth places go to California and Florida, who lead the nation by number of foreclosure filings (CA: 39,659 , FL: 21,704).

From Bloomberg: “U.S. foreclosure filings surged 90 percent in May from a year earlier as more homeowners fell behind on their monthly mortgage payments, RealtyTrac Inc. said.”

“There were 176,137 notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions last month, led by California, Florida and Ohio, the Irvine, California-based seller of foreclosure data said in a report today. The median price for a U.S. home slid 1.8 percent the first three months of 2007 as the housing slump entered its second year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The filings rose 19 percent from April.”

“A jump in foreclosures at a time of year that traditionally is the busiest for home sales means the slide in prices probably isn't over, said James Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. Typically, more than half of all home sales occur in the April to June period, according to Freddie Mac, the No. 2 mortgage buyer.”

“‘Such strong activity in the midst of the typical spring buying season could foreshadow even higher foreclosure levels later in the year,’ Saccacio said in the report. That will add ‘to the downward pressure on home prices in many areas.’”

Full article can be found here.


I'm amazed at how the National Association of Realtors managed to call a bottom in the housing market just a few short weeks ago, “...but according to Yun, foreclosures, ‘will be a rather minor impact in terms of sales and home pricing.’”



A related video from CNBC featuring First Trust Advisors Chief Economist Brian Wesbury calling bottom and Professor Nouriel Roubini in disagreement. “‘I think the worst is behind us,’ Wesbury said. However, RGEMonitor.com chairman Nouriel Roubini thinks the worst is actually ahead of us.”

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings in May—Up 90% percent

RealtyTrac

May foreclosure numbers from RealtyTrac: Nevada secures the No.1 spot at an unbelievably high percentage of foreclosure filings: One filing for every 166 households. Second place goes to Colorado: One filing for every 290 households. Third and fourth places go to California and Florida, who lead the nation by number of foreclosure filings (CA: 39,659 , FL: 21,704).

From Bloomberg: “U.S. foreclosure filings surged 90 percent in May from a year earlier as more homeowners fell behind on their monthly mortgage payments, RealtyTrac Inc. said.”

“There were 176,137 notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions last month, led by California, Florida and Ohio, the Irvine, California-based seller of foreclosure data said in a report today. The median price for a U.S. home slid 1.8 percent the first three months of 2007 as the housing slump entered its second year, according to the National Association of Realtors. The filings rose 19 percent from April.”

“A jump in foreclosures at a time of year that traditionally is the busiest for home sales means the slide in prices probably isn't over, said James Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. Typically, more than half of all home sales occur in the April to June period, according to Freddie Mac, the No. 2 mortgage buyer.”

“‘Such strong activity in the midst of the typical spring buying season could foreshadow even higher foreclosure levels later in the year,’ Saccacio said in the report. That will add ‘to the downward pressure on home prices in many areas.’”

Full article can be found here.


I'm amazed at how the National Association of Realtors managed to call a bottom in the housing market just a few short weeks ago, “...but according to Yun, foreclosures, ‘will be a rather minor impact in terms of sales and home pricing.’”



A related video from CNBC featuring First Trust Advisors Chief Economist Brian Wesbury calling bottom and Professor Nouriel Roubini in disagreement. “‘I think the worst is behind us,’ Wesbury said. However, RGEMonitor.com chairman Nouriel Roubini thinks the worst is actually ahead of us.”

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Townhouses sold at 50% discount in Fort Myers, FL. - local area homeowners outraged.

Fort Myers, Florida

Homebuilder Levitt and Sons auctioned off 50 townhouses in Fort Myers on Thursday night. Fisher Auction Co handled the red-hot bidding process selling homes at 50% less than what they sold for between 2003-2006. San Simeon-area homeowners who purchased similar townhouses at nearly double prices just a few years ago were outraged.

A report and video from Wink News: “The two and three bedroom townhouses in the San Simeon development, which is off of Winkler Avenue, were selling for prices we haven't seen in Southwest Florida in quite some time. And that was the whole point. Marketing reps with the developer, Levitt and Sons, say they're trying to quickly unload the fifty homes. Most of them were left over after people and investors backed out of deals when the housing market changed. Levitt and Son's Jama Shaw said, ‘This is our aggressive approach in moving onto our next phases and new floor plans.’”

“Greg Toher was outraged when he heard the prices some of the homes were going for. Walking out of the auction room, he told us, ‘$145,000! Unbelievable! We paid $300,000! They just got rid of at least four for $145,000!’ He says he closed on his three bedroom San Simeon townhome in December, ‘You've got to be kidding me, that's not fair.’”

“New buyers may be getting a steal, but current San Simeon homeowners, like Greg, tell WINK News they feel like they've been ripped off. Tara Gionpalo said, ‘I feel really mad, really sad, hurt.’”

“Victoria Toher said the developer went back on their word, ‘They promised us they were not going to go below market value.’ A Levitt and Sons representative told WINK News on Thursday night that the homes did go for fair market value...as determined by the hundreds of bidders at the auction.”

Full article can be found here.





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Townhouses sold at 50% discount in Fort Myers, FL. - local area homeowners outraged.

Fort Myers, Florida

Homebuilder Levitt and Sons auctioned off 50 townhouses in Fort Myers on Thursday night. Fisher Auction Co handled the red-hot bidding process selling homes at 50% less than what they sold for between 2003-2006. San Simeon-area homeowners who purchased similar townhouses at nearly double prices just a few years ago were outraged.

A report and video from Wink News: “The two and three bedroom townhouses in the San Simeon development, which is off of Winkler Avenue, were selling for prices we haven't seen in Southwest Florida in quite some time. And that was the whole point. Marketing reps with the developer, Levitt and Sons, say they're trying to quickly unload the fifty homes. Most of them were left over after people and investors backed out of deals when the housing market changed. Levitt and Son's Jama Shaw said, ‘This is our aggressive approach in moving onto our next phases and new floor plans.’”

“Greg Toher was outraged when he heard the prices some of the homes were going for. Walking out of the auction room, he told us, ‘$145,000! Unbelievable! We paid $300,000! They just got rid of at least four for $145,000!’ He says he closed on his three bedroom San Simeon townhome in December, ‘You've got to be kidding me, that's not fair.’”

“New buyers may be getting a steal, but current San Simeon homeowners, like Greg, tell WINK News they feel like they've been ripped off. Tara Gionpalo said, ‘I feel really mad, really sad, hurt.’”

“Victoria Toher said the developer went back on their word, ‘They promised us they were not going to go below market value.’ A Levitt and Sons representative told WINK News on Thursday night that the homes did go for fair market value...as determined by the hundreds of bidders at the auction.”

Full article can be found here.





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Saturday, June 9, 2007

7,017 Homes Offered For Sale on Bank of America (Countrywide) Website

Total REO Asking Price: $1,064,945,892
(As of June 9, 2009)



Source: http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp

Click on state below for detailed listings
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State Count Total Asking
Price($)
Average Asking
Price($)
AK163,483,000217,688
AL14422,636,599157,199
AR413,222,79978,605
AZ26938,597,300143,484
CA1,218301,583,170247,605
CO12823,380,501182,660
CT5911,208,001189,966
DC162,692,400168,275
DE132,167,700166,746
FL50165,204,967130,150
GA33536,195,588108,047
HI4616,354,200355,526
IA171,622,30095,429
ID6512,119,300186,451
IL28536,586,591128,374
IN1188,130,49368,902
KS413,111,09875,880
KY624,888,79578,852
LA335,134,449155,589
MA10714,991,646140,109
MD14529,020,893200,144
ME10916,00091,600
MI63344,707,99270,629
MN25134,594,517137,827
MO11410,509,90092,192
MS493,781,66677,177
MT155,109,500340,633
NC15322,550,693147,390
ND04296,60074,150
NE121,144,80095,400
NH213,619,000172,333
NJ10117,969,899177,920
NM223,013,800136,991
NV28538,164,299133,910
NY11824,687,642209,217
OH21413,294,90062,126
OK696,794,70098,474
OR8116,923,700208,935
PA827,685,67893,728
RI191,589,10083,637
SC8715,429,794177,354
SD151,896,500126,433
TN15017,846,048118,974
TX35541,541,185117,017
UT4912,591,800256,976
VA20134,747,099172,871
VT01189,900189,900
WA13129,564,792225,685
WI868,416,00097,860
WV252,469,09898,764
WY05567,500113,500
Total7,0171,064,945,892146,574


















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7,017 Homes Offered For Sale on Bank of America (Countrywide) Website

Total REO Asking Price: $1,064,945,892
(As of June 9, 2009)



Source: http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp

Click on state below for detailed listings
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State Count Total Asking
Price($)
Average Asking
Price($)
AK163,483,000217,688
AL14422,636,599157,199
AR413,222,79978,605
AZ26938,597,300143,484
CA1,218301,583,170247,605
CO12823,380,501182,660
CT5911,208,001189,966
DC162,692,400168,275
DE132,167,700166,746
FL50165,204,967130,150
GA33536,195,588108,047
HI4616,354,200355,526
IA171,622,30095,429
ID6512,119,300186,451
IL28536,586,591128,374
IN1188,130,49368,902
KS413,111,09875,880
KY624,888,79578,852
LA335,134,449155,589
MA10714,991,646140,109
MD14529,020,893200,144
ME10916,00091,600
MI63344,707,99270,629
MN25134,594,517137,827
MO11410,509,90092,192
MS493,781,66677,177
MT155,109,500340,633
NC15322,550,693147,390
ND04296,60074,150
NE121,144,80095,400
NH213,619,000172,333
NJ10117,969,899177,920
NM223,013,800136,991
NV28538,164,299133,910
NY11824,687,642209,217
OH21413,294,90062,126
OK696,794,70098,474
OR8116,923,700208,935
PA827,685,67893,728
RI191,589,10083,637
SC8715,429,794177,354
SD151,896,500126,433
TN15017,846,048118,974
TX35541,541,185117,017
UT4912,591,800256,976
VA20134,747,099172,871
VT01189,900189,900
WA13129,564,792225,685
WI868,416,00097,860
WV252,469,09898,764
WY05567,500113,500
Total7,0171,064,945,892146,574


















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Friday, June 8, 2007

Ohio A.G. Cracking Down On Appraisal Inflation

The state of Ohio has filed suit against ten mortgage brokers and lenders for causing undue influence on appraisers.

From the Ohio Attorney General's Office: “Attorney General says appraisal inflation is the nasty truth of mortgage fraud

“The complaints state that these companies have committed unconscionable acts or practices in violation of the Consumer Sales Practices Act by knowingly compensating, instructing, inducing, coercing, or intimidating appraisers for the purpose of improperly influencing the independent process.”


This undue influence results in the consumer owing more money on their mortgage than their house is actually worth, which prevents the consumer from refinancing the house when their loan interest rate increases or mortgage rates drop. The homeowner is then trapped in a loan they cannot refinance and a house with a sale value less than the outstanding balance of the loan.”


“‘Predatory lending is driving Ohio’s shameful home foreclosure rate. Today’s crackdown on appraisal fraud will help protect consumers and move us one step closer to driving unscrupulous lenders out of our communities,’ said Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.”


The Ohio Attorney General's Office Press release can be found here.


LIST OF TARGETS

ACE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC - Cincinnati, Ohio (Suit filed in Hamilton county)

PREMIERE SERVICE MORTGAGE – West Chester, Ohio (Suit filed in Butler county)

ISLAND FINANCIAL, LLC – Twinsburg, Ohio (Suit filed in Franklin county)

SAGE CREDIT COMPANY, LLC – Irvine, California (Suit filed in Franklin county)

WALL STREET MORTGAGE BANKERS – East Rockaway, New York (Suit filed in
Franklin county)

ALL LINE APPRAISALS – Phoenix, Arizona (Suit filed in Franklin county)

APEX MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC – Columbus, Ohio (Suit filed in Belmont county)

AMERICAN HOME BROKERAGE, CORP.- Garden Grove, California (Suit filed in
Franklin county)

ROBERT C. ROACH, THE VALLEY MORTGAGE GROUP – Austintown, Ohio (Suit
filed in Belmont county)

FIRST OHIO BANC & LENDING, INC. – Independence, Ohio (Suit filed in Belmont
county)


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