MA Oct. Sales Podcast

Listen in as Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group discusses the October housing activity in the Bay Sate.

CT Sept. Sales Podcast

Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group, discusses the September sales activity in Connecticut. Listen here.

Bay State July Sales Podcast

Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group, discusses the July real estate market in Massachusetts. Listen here.

Rhode Island Single-Family Home Sales Post Decrease In June

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Rhode Island single-family home sales recorded a 2.9 percent decrease in the month of June, marking the fourth time in 2014 that sales have decreased year-over-year, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman and The Commercial Record.

Bay State May Foreclosure Podcast

Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the increase in foreclosure petition filings in Massachusetts for the month of May.

May 2014 MA Sales Podcast

Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the real esate activity in Massachusetts for the month of May.

Connecticut April Sales Podcast

Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group discussed Connecticut’s sales activity for the month of April in this podcast. Click here to listen.

Foreclosure Deeds Drop, Petitions Rise In October

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Massachusetts foreclosure petitions rose 22 percent in October, while foreclosure deeds dropped to the fewest number of completions so this year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.
A total of 371 foreclosure deeds were recorded in October, a 52 percent drop from 775 during the same month a year ago. This is the fewest number of deeds recorded in any month since February 2007, when there were 350 completed foreclosures. A total of 6,861 foreclosure deeds have been filed so far this year, a 2.5 percent decrease compared to 7,040 deeds recorded during the same period last year.
“Foreclosure deeds declined for the fifth month in a row, another strong indicator of a housing market recovery,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group. “However, foreclosure starts are often a leading indicator and the increase could be cause for concern.”
In October, a total of 1,458 petitions were initiated – a 22 percent increase from 1,193 in October 2011. Petitions increased from the previous month, rising slightly from 1,420 in September. This is the highest number of petitions recorded for the month of October since 2009.
Year-to-date foreclosure petitions are up over last year. A total of 15,334 foreclosure petitions have been initiated so far this year, up 44.5 percent from 10,610 petitions filed during the same period last year.
The number of auction announcements tracked by The Warren Group also decreased in October. Auction announcements declined 34.7 percent to 901 from 1,380 in October 2011. From January through October, 12,227 auctions have been announced, a 15.3 percent decline from 14,450 auctions during the same period in 2011.