Monday, September 19, 2011

California foreclosures set to surge

"It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we might see NODs in the range of 30,000 per month in California for a few months, but it's difficult to predict that they'd get anywhere near the record levels we saw back in 2009," Sharga said.
From January 2010 through September 2010, California NODs averaged 28,000 per month. That dropped to 26,000 per month for the rest of 2010 after the robo-signing scandal broke in October, when servicers were found to be signing affidavits en masse and without a proper review of the loan files.
And the timing of this drop.
A restarted foreclosure process means prices in California are set for possibly more drops, but the effect will not be seen immediately, according to Michael Simonsen, co-founder and CEO of the data analytics firm Altos Research.
"The price implications for the foreclosure spike are further down the road," Simonsen said. "August prices did indeed lose their steam from the first half of the year, but it's largely seasonal."
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