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Vermont best as US foreclosure activity drops to lowest level since November 2008

first_imgVermont had the lowest foreclosure activity in the nation in November, with 10 foreclosures at a rate of only 1 for every 31,262 units. North Dakota was a very distant second with 49 foreclosures for a rate of 1 in 6,395. New Hampshire had 561 foreclosures for a rate of 1 in 1,064.RealtyTrac (www.realtytrac.com(link is external)), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, has released its US Foreclosure Market Report for November 2010, which shows foreclosure filings ‘ default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions ‘ were reported on 262,339 US properties in November, a 21 percent decrease from the previous month and a 14 percent decrease from November 2009. One in every 492 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.‘Foreclosure activity decreased dramatically in November, with fewer than 300,000 properties receiving a foreclosure notice for the first time since February 2009,’ said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer at RealtyTrac. ‘While part of the decrease can be attributed to a seasonal drop of 7 to 10 percent that typically occurs in November, fallout from the foreclosure robo-signing controversy forced lenders and servicers to hit the pause button on many foreclosures while they scrambled to revamp their internal procedures and revise or resubmit questionable paperwork.’Both the 21 percent month-over-month decrease and 14 percent year-over-year decrease in foreclosure activity were the highest drops recorded since RealtyTrac began publishing the US Foreclosure Report in January 2005.Foreclosure Activity by TypeA total of 78,955 U.S. properties received default notices (NOD, LIS) in November, a 21 percent decrease from the previous month and a 31 percent decrease from November 2009 ‘ the 10th straight annual decrease in default notices. November’s default notices total was the lowest since July 2007.Default notices in states that practice judicial foreclosures (called Lis Pendens filings) decreased 31 percent from the previous month and were down 43 percent from November 2009. Meanwhile non-judicial default notices (NOD) decreased 9 percent from the previous month and were down 12 percent from November 2009.Foreclosure auctions (NTS, NFS) were scheduled for the first time on a total of 115,956 U.S. properties in November, a 16 percent decrease from the previous month and unchanged from November 2009. Scheduled judicial foreclosure auctions (NFS) decreased 34 percent from the previous month and were down 12 percent from November 2009, while scheduled non-judicial foreclosure auctions (NTS) decreased 7 percent from the previous month but increased 5 percent from November 2009.Lenders foreclosed on 67,428 U.S. properties in November, down 28 percent from the previous month and down 12 percent from November 2009. Bank repossessions (REOs) decreased month-over-month in 37 states and the District of Columbia. November’s REO total was the lowest since May 2009, but November’s numbers pushed the year-to-date 2010 REO total to more than 980,000 ‘ already above the record year-end total for 2009.Nevada, Utah, California post top state foreclosure ratesDespite a 20 percent monthly decrease in foreclosure activity, Nevada posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate for the 47th straight month. One in every 99 Nevada housing units received a foreclosure filing in November ‘ nearly five times the national average.Thanks in part to sharp monthly drops in foreclosure activity in Arizona, Florida, California and Michigan, Utah’s foreclosure rate leapfrogged to second highest among the states in November after being sixth highest the previous month. One in every 221 Utah housing units received a foreclosure notice during the month ‘ more than twice the national average.With one in every 233 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November, California posted the nation’s third highest foreclosure rate despite a nearly 14 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from the previous month and a 22 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from November 2009.Other states with foreclosure rates ranking among the top 10 in November were Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Idaho, Illinois and Colorado.10 states account for more than 70 percent of national totalCalifornia alone accounted for 22 percent of the national total in November, with 57,378 properties receiving a foreclosure filing during the month ‘ the nation’s highest state total. Default notices in California, which is primarily a non-judicial foreclosure state, decreased 11 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 2 percent and bank repossessions decreased 40 percent.With 32,938 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in November, Florida posted the second highest state total despite a 42 percent drop in foreclosure activity from the previous month. Default notices in Florida, which is a judicial foreclosure state, decreased 52 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 46 percent and bank repossessions decreased 20 percent.With 15,311 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in November, Michigan posted the third highest state total despite a 21 percent drop in foreclosure activity from the previous month. Default notices in Michigan, which is primarily a non-judicial foreclosure state, decreased 4 percent from the previous month, while scheduled auctions decreased 20 percent and REOs decreased 35 percent.Georgia posted the fourth highest state total, with 14,423 properties receiving a foreclosure filing, and Texas posted the fifth highest state total, with 13,369 properties receiving a foreclosure filing. Both states ‘ which are primarily non-judicial foreclosure states with short foreclosure processes that do not require a public default notice separate from the published foreclosure auction notice ‘ documented double-digit percentage increases in scheduled auctions from the previous month but also documented double-digit percentage decreases in bank repossessions from the previous month.Other states with foreclosure activity totals among the nation’s 10 highest in November were Illinois (12,941), Nevada (11,371), Ohio (10,458), Arizona (10,384) and Pennsylvania (5,672).Top 10 metro foreclosure rates in Nevada, California and FloridaWith one in every 86 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November, the Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., metro area maintained the nation’s highest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. Las Vegas foreclosure activity decreased 19 percent from the previous month but was up 21 percent from November 2009.Reno-Sparks, Nev., also posted a foreclosure rate in the top 10, at No. 8 with one in every 150 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November.Seven California cities posted foreclosure rates that ranked in the top 10: Stockton at No. 2 with one in every 130 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing; Bakersfield at No. 3 (one in 133 housing units); Modesto at No. 4 (one in 135 housing units); Vallejo-Fairfield at No. 5 (one in 144 housing units); Merced at No. 6 (one in 147 housing units); Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario at No. 7 (one in 148 housing units); and Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville at No. 9 (one in 163 housing units).Big monthly drops in foreclosure activity in many Florida metro areas resulted in only one metro area in the state with a foreclosure rate ranking among the top 10: Port St. Lucie at No. 10 with one in every 173 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in November.Report methodologyThe RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides a count of the total number of properties with at least one foreclosure filing entered into the RealtyTrac database during the month ‘ broken out by type of filing. Some foreclosure filings entered into the database during the month may have been recorded in previous months. Data is collected from more than 2,200 counties nationwide, and those counties account for more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. RealtyTrac’s report incorporates documents filed in all three phases of foreclosure: Default ‘ Notice of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens (LIS); Auction ‘ Notice of Trustee Sale and Notice of Foreclosure Sale (NTS and NFS); and Real Estate Owned, or REO properties (that have been foreclosed on and repurchased by a bank). The report does not count a property again if it receives the same type of foreclosure filing multiple times within the estimated foreclosure timeframe for the state where the property is located. Source: IRVINE, Calif. ‘ Dec. 16, 2010 ‘ RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com(link is external)last_img read more

24 WV centenarians get P100-K cash aid

first_imgRosalia Sornito, 101 years old fromSanta Barbara, Iloilo, said she is grateful that the government is lookingafter the elderly. “Let our centenarians decide where touse the money for. Maybe in the past, they have been receiving such amount butthe pension they are receiving is not this much. This is once in a lifetime,let them be happy with it,” she said. One centenarian from Aklan; four fromCapiz province; one from Guimaras; 16 from Iloilo province; and two from IloiloCity received the award. These centenarians receive P100,000 cash assistance and letters of felicitation from President Rodrigo Duterte during the National Respect for Centenarians Day at a hotel in Iloilo City on Monday. GAIL MOMBLAN/PNA Ma. Evelyn Macapobre, regionaldirector of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-FieldOffice 6 encouraged families and participants in the program to honor andappreciate the living elderly in their respective households. She shared that eating vegetablesfreshly picked from farm is one of the secrets to a healthy and long life.      “I can now buy delicious food,” she addedas she received the cash award. She said centenarians are dependent ontheir family members and caregivers, thus they don’t have the power to defendthemselves when they are being taken advantage of.center_img “One of our activities is to followup, look on where the amount is going after they received it so whateverhappens, we can easily do proper action,” she said. “Whether we like it or not, they arenearing the finish line. Let us give them the good memories that they willtreasure,” she said in her speech. “We don’t have much money before so wedo not do vices and do not eat unhealthy food,” shesaid.(With a report from PNA/PN) DSWD-6, according to Macapobre, wantsto make sure that the monetary award given to the centenarians will be put togood use. Macapobre also encouraged familymembers to let the centenarians decide how to spend their cash assistance. ILOILO City –Twenty-four centenarians from the islands of Panay and Guimaras receivedP100,000 cash each during the National Respect for Centenarians Day in thiscity’s Mandurriao district.last_img read more

Betting on Sports Week welcomes 250 expert speakers to Olympia London

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Betting on Sports Week will present no fewer than 250 thought leaders, innovators and decision makers gathered from the sports betting, esports, casino, affiliates, media and sports sectors. The speakers will all play an integral role in making this year’s Betting on Sports conference the biggest and best on record, with the event taking place from 18-21 September at London’s famous Olympia.Currently, there is no other event that comes close to the quality and quantity of speakers that have been assembled for Betting on Sports. The line-up includes key industry figures like Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings; Anthony Werkman, CEO, Betway; Jesper Karrbrink, CEO, Mr Green; Paris Smith, CEO, Pinnacle; Richard Flint, CEO, Sky Bet; Per Widerstrom, CEO, Fortuna Group; Kresimir Spajic, SVP Online Gaming, Hard Rock International; George Daskalakis, Founder & CEO, Stoiximan & Betano; Constantinos Antonopoulos, Vice Chairman, Intralot; Mark Blandford, Founder, Sportingbet; Fabio Schiavolin, CEO, Snaitech;  Matthew Porter, CEO, Professional Darts Corporation; Bill Mummery, Executive Director, SBOBet; Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer, PGA Tour; Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan, and Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook, BetVictor.Attendees can look forward to a mouth watering selection of tracks dedicated to the broadest range of hot topics shaping the business spread across more than 90 content sessions over three days. They will include input from operators; suppliers; service providers; affiliates and media interests, payment specialists, compliance, law and regulatory experts; and sports clubs and organisations.Allied to that is a host of unrivalled networking opportunities at Millbank Tower and the iconic Natural History Museum, an exhibition comprising 140 exhibitors and SBC’s newly added Sports Betting Hall of Fame Awards.Paris Smith of Pinnacle reflected on the success of BOS 2017 by saying: “The best week spent out of the office this year, and the most impactful networking opportunity in the industry.”Samuel Barrett, Gaming Director at Trustly, commented: “Betting on Sports is the best platform within the sports betting industry to share insight and industry experience. I am looking forward to sharing the stage with some of my friends in the industry and networking with some of the biggest operators in gaming.” Betradar’s David Lampitt welcomed the opportunity to be part of this year’s conference by adding: “Betting on Sports is now well known for raising and discussing key issues and developments in and around the sports betting ecosystem at the highest level. We are honoured that BOS has called on Betradar and our experts to help bring expertise to these debates and discussions that sit right at the heart of the industry’s present and future.”For enquiries regarding tickets, sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on sales@sbcgaming.com.Tickets are available at the excellent 25% Early Bird Discount rate HERE – but it runs out today Friday 3rd of August. Submitlast_img read more