HUD: Housing Outlook Good, More to be Done

home-prices-twoThis is a sign that the housing recovery is indeed underway. For a more detailed look at this subject – please read the article below.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the June edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard Thursday. It paints a picture of a housing market that is improving but still subject to ebbs and flows of the broader economy.

“The June Housing Scorecard shows the housing market continues to make progress as we move into the summer months,” said HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Katherine O’Regan. “Sales of new and existing homes are up, equity continues to grow, and foreclosures starts continue trending down. While these are all signs of a healthy recovery, given the severity of the housing crisis, we must stay committed to helping homeowners.”

The report echoed many reports of recent months that foreclosures are down, both from the previous month and year-over-year. Foreclosure starts are down 32 percent from this point last year, falling to their lowest level since 2005. Likewise, foreclosure completions are also down to an 82 month low, dropping 27 percent from last year

The report emphasized the steps that the government has taken to ensure that homeowners are as insulated as possible from the treat of foreclosure. All in all, the report contends, more than 8.5 million mortgage modification and other forms of mortgage assistance arrangements were completed between April 2009 and the end of May 2014 through citizens taking advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), and other programs.

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Housing Outlook Good

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