The current residential shadow inventory as of July 2011 declined slightly to 1.6 million units, representing a supply of 5 months, CoreLogic reported today. This is down from 1.9 million units, a supply of 6 months, from a year ago, and follows a decline from April 2011 when shadow inventory stood at 1.7 million units. The moderate decline in shadow inventory is being driven by a pace of new delinquencies that is slower than the disposition pace of distressed assets.
Highlights from the report:
- Of the 1.6 million properties currently in the shadow inventory, 770,000 units are seriously delinquent, 430,000 are in some stage of foreclosure, and 390,000 are already in REO.
- As of July 2011 the shadow inventory is 22 percent lower than the peak in January 2010 at 2 million units, 8.4-months’ supply.
From C.A.R. Newsline
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