Thursday, May 26, 2011

Foreclosed Homes Sell At 27 Percent Discount

From Bloomberg, "Distressed Homes Sold at 27% Discount" by Dan Levy:
U.S. homes in the process of foreclosure sold at an average 27 percent discount in the first quarter and purchases of distressed properties fell to less than half the peak set two years ago, according to RealtyTrac Inc.

The discount reflects the price of distressed properties relative to normal sales. A total of 158,434 homes that sold in the period received notices of default, auction or repossession, down 16 percent from the fourth quarter and 36 percent from a year earlier,

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