foreclosures http://nhpr.org en Amid Recovery, Selling N.H.'s Foreclosed Homes Still A Challenge http://nhpr.org/post/amid-recovery-selling-nhs-foreclosed-homes-still-challenge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s housing market continues to recover—but slowly.&nbsp; That’s according to <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/data-planning/foreclosure/ForeclosureUpdate_06-04-14.html" target="_blank">new figures</a> released by the <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority</a> today</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:13:22 +0000 Amanda Loder 49690 at http://nhpr.org Amid Recovery, Selling N.H.'s Foreclosed Homes Still A Challenge Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low http://nhpr.org/post/foreclosures-drop-six-year-low <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Only 161 homes fell into foreclosure in November, the lowest single monthly total since 2007.</p><p>New <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/data-planning/foreclosure/ForeclosureUpdate_01-14-14.html" target="_blank">data </a>from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority shows foreclosures were down 25% through the first 11 months of 2013, compared to a year prior.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:17:53 +0000 NHPR Staff 41827 at http://nhpr.org Foreclosures Drop To Six-Year Low New Foreclosure Numbers Reveal Promising Trend http://nhpr.org/post/new-foreclosure-numbers-reveal-promising-trend <p>New New Hampshire housing numbers show 192 foreclosures in April.&nbsp; That’s half of what the state recorded at the same time last year.&nbsp; And it appears to be part of an ongoing trend.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:17:26 +0000 Amanda Loder 28885 at http://nhpr.org Cautious Optimism For N.H. Housing Market http://nhpr.org/post/cautious-optimism-nh-housing-market <p></p><p>New data from NH Housing Finance Authority shows 263 New Hampshire homes fell into foreclosure in September. That’s a 13% decline from 2011 levels.</p><p>The report says the numbers are a sign that the worst of the housing crisis could be behind us. &nbsp;</p><p>But, cautious optimism aside, there is some tangible good news here: total foreclosures are on track to be their lowest since 2009. Foreclosure auction notices are also way down.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:30:58 +0000 Todd Bookman 16449 at http://nhpr.org July's Foreclosure Numbers Up From Last Year, But Going Down http://nhpr.org/post/julys-foreclosure-numbers-last-year-going-down <P>New Hampshire foreclosure numbers from July are up from the previous year.&nbsp;</P> <P>New Hampshire had 269 foreclosures in July. That’s up 13 percent from July of last year. However, it’s a decrease compared to the month before. In fact, it’s the third monthly decline in a row so far this year. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:12:51 +0000 Ryan Lessard 12282 at http://nhpr.org July's Foreclosure Numbers Up From Last Year, But Going Down New Hampshire Housing Market Continues Gradual Recovery http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-housing-market-continues-gradual-recovery <p>New data from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority suggests the state&rsquo;s housing market continues to show signs of a slow recovery.</p><p>The number of New Hampshire homes sold in May of this year jumped up from 2011-levels. That&rsquo;s good. The bad news is that the average price of those properties is down two-point-four percent from a year ago, falling to $205-thousand dollars.</p><p>The 351 new foreclosures in May probably won&rsquo;t help. Until the glut of properties on the market clears up, housing prices will remain low.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:24:47 +0000 Todd Bookman 8230 at http://nhpr.org Ohio Tears Through Blighted Housing Problem http://nhpr.org/post/ohio-tears-through-blighted-housing-problem Cleveland resident Cedric Cowan was asleep on an overcast spring morning when the roaring sounds of splintering wood and falling rubble jolted him awake.<p>Cowan lives in a neighborhood hit hard by foreclosures. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:33:00 +0000 2963 at http://nhpr.org Ohio Tears Through Blighted Housing Problem Foreclosure Influx Causes Backlog In Some States http://nhpr.org/post/foreclosure-influx-causes-backlog-some-states Real estate is about location, location, location. And foreclosure is no different. Depending on the state, it can take an average of three months or three years to process a foreclosure. And the disparity in how states deal with foreclosures is getting bigger.<p>The fate of thousands of troubled homeowners in Central Florida rests in the hands of Lee Haworth, foreclosure administrative judge for Florida's 12th Judicial Circuit. "We were hit pretty hard," Haworth says.<p>His caseload exploded from fewer than 1,000 foreclosures six years ago to a backlog he estimates is now 20 times that. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 2559 at http://nhpr.org Foreclosure Influx Causes Backlog In Some States Report: End of Year Spike in Home Foreclosures http://nhpr.org/post/report-end-year-spike-home-foreclosures <p>A <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/rl_docs/housingdata/ForeclosureUpdate_02-08-12.htm">report </a>shows that home foreclosures spiked at the end of last year, up 35% from November.</p><p>Jane Law of <a href="http://www.nhhfa.org/">New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority </a>says foreclosures have been declining since their peak in 2010, and December&rsquo;s jump might be an anomaly.</p><p>Law says,&nbsp;&quot;The biggest factor is just mortgage companies are kind of clearing out some inventory before the end of the year, which is the end of their tax year usually&quot;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 20:28:33 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 1777 at http://nhpr.org Report: End of Year Spike in Home Foreclosures States Debate Foreclosure Robo-Signing Settlement http://nhpr.org/post/states-debate-foreclosure-robo-signing-settlement A year ago, banks admitted to abusing the foreclosure process — using fake signatures to power through foreclosure documents — a practice known as robo-signing. Now, five major banks and more than 40 state attorneys general have agreed in principle to a broad settlement that they say will help homeowners.<p>But some states, including high-foreclosure states like California and Nevada, have been holding out and negotiating for a better deal. They're concerned that the agreement wouldn't help consumers enough, and banks would be immune from future lawsuits. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 1784 at http://nhpr.org States Debate Foreclosure Robo-Signing Settlement