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Seriously Underwater U.S. Properties Decrease by 1.4 Million From a Year Ago in Q3 2017

Seriously Underwater U.S. Properties Decrease by 1.4 Million From a Year Ago in Q3 2017

Biggest Year-over-Year Drop in Number of Seriously Underwater Since Q2 2015; Share of Equity Rich Properties Increases to New High of 26 Percent IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 16, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q3 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that… Read More »

Vacant Property Rate Increases From a Year Ago in 54 Percent of U.S. Local Housing Markets in Q3 2017

Vacant Property Rate Increases From a Year Ago in 54 Percent of U.S. Local Housing Markets in Q3 2017

Vacant “Zombie” Pre-Foreclosures Down 22 Percent From Year Ago to New Low; Flint, Youngstown, Beaumont, Detroit, Mobile Top List of Most Vacant Metro Areas; Three Out of Four Vacant Residential Properties Nationwide Are Investment Homes IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released… Read More »

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

Shared Equity: Starter Homes for the Next Generation

The following is an excerpt from an article that first appeared in the August 2017 Housing News Report, an award-winning monthly newsletter published by ATTOM Data Solutions. It might seem like a strange idea but buried in an old piece of legislation designed to help coal miners is a magical key which can potentially open the… Read More »

Houston Foreclosures Up Ahead of Harvey, Bucking National Trend

Houston Foreclosures Up Ahead of Harvey, Bucking National Trend

Even before Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas in late August 2017, signs of distress had been showing up in the Houston housing market, according to the ATTOM Data Solutions August Foreclosure Market Report. Houston foreclosure starts (scheduled foreclosure auctions) increased 67 percent in August compared to a year ago, and year-to-date nearly 5,000 Houston-area homes… Read More »

Home Prices Rising Twice as Fast in U.S. Cities with Highest Natural Hazard Risk Than in Lowest-Risk Cities

 Homeowners in Highest-Risk Cities Have More Equity, Longer Homeownership Tenures; Appreciation Slower in Florida and Louisiana Cities with Highest Flood Risk, Bucking Trend IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its 2017 U.S. Natural Hazard Housing Risk Index, which found that median… Read More »

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Co-Borrowers Account For 23 Percent of Single Family Home Purchase Loans in Q2 2017

Median Down Payment Percentage Rises to Nearly Three-Year High; Highest Co-Borrower Share in San Jose, Miami, Seattle, Southern California and Portland; Purchase Loan Dollar Volume at 10-Year High, Refinance Dollar Volume Down 32 Percent; IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 7, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released its… Read More »

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

2017 Neighborhood Housing Index Heat Map

More than 5,000 neighborhoods nationwide are rated based on seven factors impacting quality of life and local housing market strength — school, crime, affordability, home price appreciation, property taxes, environmental hazards and unemployment — in this new 2017 Neighborhood Housing Market Index created by ATTOM Data Solutions. Although not included in the neighborhood-ranking index, this… Read More »

Buying a Foreclosure

Buying a Foreclosure

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice. Individual situations will differ and should be discussed with a licensed attorney. For specific legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author.  Foreclosures provide an opportunity for homeowners… Read More »

Utilities Add 25 Percent to U.S. Homeownership Costs According to New Research from ATTOM Data Solutions and UtilityScore

Utility Costs Require 7 Percent of Wages on Average Nationwide; California Home Seller Profits More Than Double with Solar Installed; IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, and UtilityScore, a software provider that helps solar and home improvement companies acquire customers, today released a… Read More »