ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN BIRMINGHAM AL – 06/17/2011

ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN BIRMINGHAM AL – 06/17/2011

Your ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE Daily List has been

posted. These are Single Family Homes ‘Active’ on the Birmingham MLS.

http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=7015837656

Applications for home mortgages saw

their biggest jump in three months last week, fueled by demand for refinancing

as interest rates continued to fall, an industry group said on Wednesday.

The Mortgage Bankers Association said

its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes

both refinancing and home purchase demand, surged 13.0 percent in the week

ended June 10, the biggest percent gain since March.

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The MBA’s seasonally adjusted index of

refinancing applications spiked up 16.5 percent, while the gauge of loan

requests for home purchases gained 4.5 percent.

“Mortgage rates have declined for

8 of the past 9 weeks. Coming off of the Memorial Day holiday, refinance application

volume increased significantly, as borrowers jumped to lock in the lowest

mortgage rates since last November,” Michael Fratantoni, MBA’s vice

president of research and economics, said in a statement.

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Fixed 30-year mortgage rates averaged

4.51 percent in the week, off from 4.54 percent the previous week.

The refinance share of mortgage

activity rose to 70.0 percent of total applications from 67.3 percent the week

before.

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Meanwhile,

Foreclosure filings on U.S.

properties fell 33 percent year-over-year in May, hitting a 42-month low,

according to a report from foreclosure data site RealtyTrac.

One in every 605 housing units, or 214,927 properties,

received a foreclosure filing — default notice, scheduled auction, or bank

repossession — last month. That’s a 2 percent drop from April and a 33 percent

drop from May 2010.

Cutting closer to homes, according to the latest report

issued by the Alabama Association of Realtors®. Foreclosure activity appears to

becoming less of a market share in terms of sold units.

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Out of the 826 units sold in the month of May in the Birmingham,

Alabama Metro Real Estate Market, only 238 of those were foreclosure activity,

for a percentage of 28.8% of the total volume.

What does that mean to Birmingham? It means that the market is leveling out to more of a traditional market that we had back in the late 1980’s. Neither Seller’s market nor Buyer’s Market. A true market place where Transactions are negotiated by terms, not where

ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN BIRMINGHAM AL – 06/16/2011

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