Housing market to hit bottom this year: former RealtyTrac exec

December saw a 30-month low of foreclosures, with filings on 257,747 properties, a drop of 26 percent from the previous year. That was the biggest annual drop in foreclosure activity since RealtyTrac first published foreclosure data in January 2005.

The housing market had a very strong 2016, but cooled off a bit as the year closed out. There were 5.45 million sales of existing-homes last year, the highest level since 2006, according to data.

A new wave of foreclosures is spreading into previously insulated areas as unemployment increasingly drags down the housing market, according to online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac. The.

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 · But housing sales are up in both those cities on a year-over-year basis, which is preferred by analysts because it avoids seasonal fluctuations. In both cities, median prices are about $150,000-$160,000 and even bank-owned homes average $107,000-$110,000, a smaller gap.

“The housing market is still wobbly, but it does appear to have reached a bottom. “Foreclosures bear watching and may remain elevated until we start to see sustained improvement in the housing.