Monday, October 31, 2011

Sharga: Several more years with nearly 1M foreclosures per year

Sharga said based on lender behavior, he doesn't see a spike happening, rather a slow, steady burn in order to spare home prices from further reductions. Today, roughly 4 million homes sell per year. If 1.5 million REO sold, that would be almost 40% of the market, which would be double the current market share of these properties.
"I think it’s less likely that we’re going to see a 'peak' year in REO sales that looks dramatically different than what we’ve been seeing over the past few years. This is partly due to relatively weak demand, partly due to what I’d call 'inventory control' being executed by the lenders and servicers, and partly due to the fact that foreclosure processing, evictions and redemption periods have all become extended, and often appear to be in a state of flux," Sharga said.
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