Two-thirds of the 94,000 foreclosure sales in June involved properties previously financed by prime mortgages as the tide of subprime foreclosure sales has declined over the past four quarters, according to the Hope Now alliance.
The alliance's monthly report shows the foreclosure sales involving subprime loans crested in the second quarter of 2008 and foreclosure sales involving prime loans have surged since the expiration of several moratoriums in March of this year.
Prime foreclosure sales hit 154,000 in the second quarter, up 36% from the first quarter. Prime sales totaled 62,600 in June, up 13% from May and 50% from April. Meanwhile, the Hope Now servicers completed 96,000 loan modifications in June, down 5% from the previous month.
This marks the second monthly decline as servicers put more modification candidates through a 90-day trial period as required by the Obama administration's Home Affordable Modification Program. Most of the Hope Now servicers have signed up for President's program but some are waiting for permission from their investors to modify loans.