Since the housing crisis began in 2007, mortgage rates have currently dropped to all-time lows and home prices continue to bottom out in most markets. The big question still lingers on the mind of everyone in the industry: Are we on the road to a recovery or are there still gloomy days ahead?

There are currently more than 1.7 million properties 90 or more days delinquent and about two million homes in the foreclosure pre-sale inventory, according to Lender Processing Services. Additionally, nearly four million properties are expected to become REO assets at some point in the near future as they make their way through the foreclosure process.  

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