October 2012

There are 2 blog entries for October 2012.

The number of Boise bank-owned homes has dropped considerably from one year ago.  In September 2011, REO homes accounted for 79 homes sales, compared to just 19 in September of this year.  The biggest drop can be seen in the month of May where there was more than a 70% plunge from the year before.  In the graph below, you can see a similar drop when looking at April and June.  When gathering data for bank-owned homes in Boise ID, HUD homes are also included in the total.

Boise Bank-Owned Homes

When concerning the foreclosure market share, we should also look  at short sales.  While the number of Boise bank-owned homes has fallen, short sales have gone up slightly.  This past July there were 61 short sales, compared to 48 in July 2011.  But, over the past couple of months

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The Boise foreclosure market share has continued its steady decline through 2012.  In September, foreclosures accounted for just 22%, which is the second lowest we've seen since the market had its downturn.  The only month that was lower was August at 20.5%. Comparing this to a year ago, this is approximately a 50% reduction in the number of foreclosures in Boise, Idaho.

Foreclosure Market Share 2012

When gathering this Boise foreclosure market data, we are looking at bank-owned homes, short sales, and HUD homes.  Most notably bank-owned and HUD homes have dropped 73% since January.  Short sales have declined slightly.  The graph below shows the trend for those sales in 2012.

Boise Foreclosures By Type 2012

While the number of Boise foreclosures have been going down, overall Boise real estate sales

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