Daren Blomquist - Articles

10 Areas With Zero Foreclosures in the Last Year

Though the number of foreclosures nationwide is finally coming down, they still remain a stain on local housing markets and a reminder of the bust that ravaged the country. It's been such a widespread problem that you may wonder: Is there anywhere that doesn't have any foreclosures? We're glad you asked -- because, yes,... Continue Reading »

10 Best States to Default on Your Mortgage

Defaulting on your mortgage inevitably pushes you into the foreclosure process, and that can be a very traumatic experience. But there is a glimmer of hope, even if you're already getting phone calls and notices warning you of impending foreclosure. If you live in a state where it takes an exceptionally long time to... Continue Reading »

RealtyTrac Election Housing Report Finds Housing Market Worse Off than in 2008

Despite the many recent signs of life in the real estate market -- one possible explanation for why housing policy has remained largely absent from the presidential debates -- the reality is still grim. The market is far down from where it was in 2008, when the financial crisis was reaching its peak, let alone the days of... Continue Reading »

Denver Presidential Debate and Housing: Experts React to the Issue That Wasn't

AOL Real Estate asked two real estate experts to share insights about Wednesday's presidential debate in Denver. Both agreed that President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney largely skirted the housing issue in favor of such topics as unemployment. But here's what our experts had to say about the candidates' brief... Continue Reading »

Home Prices May Withstand Foreclosure Wave

At best, an increase in foreclosures takes a double-edged sword to the housing market. On the one hand, it means we may be inching toward stabilization, as shadow inventory begins to move through the pipeline. On the other, it spells more stress for beleaguered homeowners and puts downward pressure on home prices. Housing... Continue Reading »

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