California median home price increases, sales decrease in April
Home sales decreased 8.1 percent in April in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home rose 21 percent, according to C.A.R.’s April sales and price report.
Delinquencies, foreclosure starts increase in first quarter
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 10.06 percent of all loans outstanding in the first quarter, up 59 basis points from the fourth quarter, and up 94 basis points from one year ago, according to the recently released Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey.
The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due, but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure. The percentage of loans in the foreclosure process at the end of the first quarter was 4.63 percent, an increase of five basis points compared with the fourth quarter of 2009 and 78 basis points from one year ago.