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Modified mortgages re-enter shadow inventory – By next month the housing crisis will have cost 5,000,000 Americans their homes via foreclosures. Distressed inventory still above 5,000,000. If we were to take a count of how many people lost their homes to foreclosure since 2006, that figure will reach 5,000,000 by the end of the year.

The questionable cases are part of a backlog of more than 1.2 million loans that are in the process of foreclosure in the United States, according to RealtyTrac, a housing data firm based in.

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"With shadow inventory, rising foreclosures, little job growth and more stringent access to credit, weak sales will persist and the industry’s headache will linger." Home sales had soared in March and April as homebuyers rushed to sign contracts ahead of the April 30 deadline for the $8,000 tax credit.

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Lenders may have inventory of foreclosed homes that have not been released yet. It may be that the process is taking longer, and the REO departments cannot handle the volume, some may have title issues, some might be in a short sale process, or some may be occupied by tenants that just were granted a whole slew of rights through Protecting.

As of April 2012, shadow inventory fell to 1.5 million units, or four-month’ supply and represented just over half of the 2.8 million properties currently seriously delinquent, in foreclosure or REO. The four-month’ supply of shadow inventory is at its lowest level in nearly three years.

Government Measures No Match For Second Wave Of Foreclosures When the Obama administration in March instituted programs to help homeowners modify mortgage payments or refinance for lower interest rates, the idea was to curb the foreclosure crisis that has gripped the United States for the past two years.

RealtyTrac data shows the foreclosure rate for loans originated in 2009 is drastically lower than the rate on loans originated between 2004 and 2008. For loans originated in 2009 and beyond, the rate is less than 1 percent, while loans between 2004 and 2008 have a foreclosure rate that sits anywhere between 2-5 percent, Blomquist explained.

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Surge in foreclosures signals strengthening U.S. housing market U.S. lenders are notifying more delinquent homeowners they face foreclosure, a step toward clearing a backlog of properties and.