North County coastal real estate news: California foreclosure listings on the decline


By Patricia Kramer & Patricia Lou Martin

California foreclosure listings

are on the decline, according to a recent report from the

Los Angeles Times

that spells good news for statewide markets and North County coastal real estate alike. Based on the latest market statistics from San Diego-based DataQuick, the number of homes throughout the state entering foreclosure fell to a five-year low this month. Coming as it does after years of struggling amidst a foreclosure-choked market, this development brings a welcome lift to industry projections and homeowner sentiments alike. At last, it would appear that the worst of the foreclosure crisis may be over – and that the market is beginning, slowly but surely, to regain traction.

Industry experts like Kenneth Rosen of UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business note that, while a reduction in foreclosures is a positive step forward for housing recovery, there is still considerable inventory in many parts of the state – and subsequently, as he told the Times, “a lot to work through.” However, Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics says that the progress being made on bad loans is considerable – and that there is no “second wave” of foreclosures on the horizon. Coupled with rosy hiring prospects throughout California (job numbers are up by 38,300 as of June 2012) and wide-ranging industry gains, this should encourage homebuyers and sellers alike to think positive in the months ahead.

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