This graph shows the number of distressed loans by category. The bottom category is the foreclosure inventory, which as you can has been steadily rising but the increase over the last 2 quarters of 2009 tempered off some. The green group are foreclosures started which have also decreased in the last quarter of 2009. this is, as I will talk about it more later on, due to pressure on mortgage companies to modify distressed loans and minimize the numbers going into foreclosure. Many states have also put moratorium on foreclosures towards the end of the year. The pink group are mortgages 90+ days past due which have also leveled out at the end of 2009. finally is the orange group, which are newly delinquent loans and that is the most positive news, showing that loans entering delinquent status are decreasing and possibly indicating that the foreclosure crisis in 2010 might not be as bad as was in 2009.
Return to Normalcy Lawrence Yun, Ph.D. Chief Economist NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Presentation at Macroeconomic Advisers Meeting Washington, D.C. December 8, 2010
Existing Home Sales (Closings) Tax Credit Impact
Compelling AffordabilityMonthly Mortgage to buy a Median Priced Home
QE2 Inconsequential if Too Strict Underwriting Standards?Fannie and Freddie Backed Mortgage Loan Performance Source: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Distressed Loans and Shadow Inventory Bad loans are nearly always made in good times. But recently originated loans are performing very well.
Underwater Homeowners and Short-Sales 11 million underwater homeowners Overestimate by CoreLogic? 75 million total homeowners Short-sales and Foreclosures: about 1/3 of existing home sales…1.5 million per year Assume ½ underwater homeowners stay put by choice (and not go through distressed sale) 5.5 million out of pocket (CoreLogic data) … 7% lower sales 4 million out of pocket (NAR estimate based on Fed data) … 5% lower sales 2010 Existing + New Home Sales are … 21% lower sales versus 2000
Homeowner Vacancy Rate(0.8% point above normal = 600,000 above normal)