Free Foreclosure & Short Sale Report: Gain the Competitive Advantage with This Market Update in New Jersey and New York

“I have been in the foreclosure business since 2008 and I had a gut feeling back then that foreclosures in New Jersey and New York was going to increase. So when I read the article stating “New Jersey now has the Nation’s Top Foreclosure Rate” I knew that there are going to be increasing number of homeowners, agents and attorneys that will need foreclosure guidance.” – Paul Kim

Here are some statistics for foreclosures in New Jersey.

Total Number of Lis Pendens filed since 2007 to 2015.

  • Essex County: 37,706
  • Bergen County: 25,022
  • Union County: 22,823
  • Middlesex County: 22,196
  • Hudson County: 19,758
  • Morris County: 10,387
  • Somerset County: 6,905

Below is a chart of the number of lis pendens filed each year for each of the counties in New Jersey.

Lis-Pendens-Graph

There are couple of points I want to mention:

  1. Banks are foreclosing on properties at a faster pace; some as fast as one year. Go to our facebook page as I have been posting statistics of REOs and sheriff sales.
  2. There is a backlog of foreclosure in the pipeline; some dating back to 2008 and 2009 which should be going to sheriff sale within the next year or two.
  3. The second peak of lis pendens filings happened in 2013 and 2014.

Knowing the above three points,  the next couple of years will bring an influx of short sales and REOs in the market as banks start to speed up the foreclosure process. If you are a real estate agent, an investor or any real estate professional, this is an untapped market.  Real estate professionals that avoid short sales because #1. they had a “bad” experience or #2. it takes too long … they are making mistake.  With regard to #1, they probably had a bad experience because the person that was handling the short sale did not know what they were doing. With regard to #2, short sale takes time and there is no way around that.  However, you have to understand that and accept it. But having a short sale transaction in your pipeline means one additional transaction that has the potential to close.

In our Foreclosure Report, the number of lis pendens filings for all of the towns in each counties in New Jersey from 2007 to 2015 have been compiled. If you are interested in this report, sign up to get the report as well as the replays of the previous webinars.

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