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Hubzu Welcomes New President

Hubzu, an online real estate marketplace, has a new leader on board. The company named Eric M. Koenig as its new president. Koenig has experience driving growth initiatives for technology brands, having served most recently as COO and SVP of global business operations at Expedia.

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Fed Cites Improvements in Real Estate in Half of Districts

""Modest to moderate"" economic growth continues to be the theme at the Federal Reserve, which this week released its Beige Book, tracking expansion across the 12 Fed districts from October through mid-November. The central bank reported improvements in residential real estate activity in the Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and San Francisco regions, with single-family home sales softening in most of the remaining districts.

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LOGS Network Welcomes Scott Brinkley as CEO

LOGS Network announced Wednesday that it has made a strategic addition to its leadership team with the addition of Scott Brinkley as the organization's new CEO. Before joining LOGS, Brinkley held executive positions for two decades with First American and CoreLogic. He also co-founded a large claims processing business and most recently was CEO of the Illinois foreclosure law firm Pierce and Associates.

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Estimated Time to Clear Distressed Inventory Rises

Distressed inventory is on the decline, but the number of months it will take to clear these distressed homes from the market is on the rise. According to the latest report from Morningstar Credit Ratings, distressed inventory among non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities dropped 20 percent to 891,000 properties as of September. However, Morningstar says it will take 49 months to work through this inventory given current market dynamics. That's 11 months longer than the assessment in 2012.

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Analyst: Today’s Recovery Is ‘Atypical’ but Undeniable

In a report released this week, Clear Capital linked high levels of distressed sales activity with high levels of home price appreciation, something that may seem out of the ordinary. However, in a conversation with DS News Wednesday, the company's VP of research and analytics explained that this trend is in keeping with the ""first-in-first-out"" recovery the nation has been experiencing over the past 18 months.

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Hudson & Marshall Selected to Auction 150 FDIC Properties

Hudson & Marshall will auction more than 150 single-family properties for the FDIC using a specially tailored version of the company's online and offline auction process. Five separate auctions will take place from December 4–10 on properties located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

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October Home Prices Maintain Trend of Slow but Steady Gains

Home prices are keeping with their trend of slow, but steady, month-to-month improvements. CoreLogic's October Home Price Index (HPI) reveals a 0.2 percent month-month rise in the national home price but a 12.5 percent year-year increase. October marked the 20th straight month of annual price gains, according to CoreLogic, which conceded in its latest report that appreciation was beginning to fall more in line with normal seasonal patterns.

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Higher Price Gains Align with Higher Levels of Distressed Sales

While analysts across the industry are reporting waning price gains as we head toward winter, Clear Capital also points out another interesting and perhaps counterintuitive trend occurring in the housing market. Prior to the recovery, high saturations of distressed sales correlated with falling prices, but today's market reveals a switch, with high levels of distressed sales taking place alongside higher price gains.

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Eminent Domain Takes Root in Areas with High Unemployment, Poverty

To address widespread negative equity, at least 15 cities and counties are considering using eminent domain to seize underwater homes and lower borrowers' mortgage principal balances, according to the Urban Institute. The institute conducted a study to see what commonalities these communities share and found that all 15 suffer from high levels of poverty and unemployment, stagnant incomes, and low housing prices.

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