Think The Housing Market Is Getting Stronger?

Most evidence says yes, the housing market is getting better, but many signals are still negative. Mortgage delinquencies are up.

From the LAT: The nation’s slowly improving housing market hit another bump last quarter, with more borrowers missing payments amid continued high unemployment, a report from a trade group shows.

The Mortgage Bankers Assn., in a quarterly delinquency survey issued Thursday, said home loans with at least one missed payment but not yet in foreclosure increased in the second quarter to 7.58% of all mortgages. That’s up slightly from 7.4% in the first quarter.

A separate survey from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said the number of homes going into foreclosure rose 6% in July compared with a year earlier, the third straight month of year-over-year increases.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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