sale 01Here are the winners and losers as the foreclosure crisis slogs into extra innings

 

This is a marketwatch.com article.

 

Across the nation, foreclosure activity continues to fall, and a “normal” level of distressed real estate is just around the corner. But different approaches to the crisis led to stark divides between local housing markets and among individuals that linger on.

A report from data provider RealtyTrac shows that foreclosure filings in the first half of 2016 were down 20% compared to the second half of 2015. That’s still elevated compared to pre-housing bust levels, though.

In the second quarter of 2016, foreclosure activity was lower than pre-recession levels in 15 states, including some that took the biggest hits in the housing crash: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Michigan.

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