Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lane REO Index Turns UP for First Time in a Year

Lane REO Index Bounces Up in 3rd Quarter…

Lane Guide (Reno, NV) December 4, 2012 --

Lane REO Index upticks to 198.5 in 3Q
After the first measurable drop in the Index since 2007, The Lane REO Index rebounded upwards in the 3rd Quarter of 2012. 

The Index is the measure of the total bank REO portfolios nationwide.  The increase to 198.5 is nearly 12 points higher over the prior quarter, marking the first up turn in the Index in over a year.  While the up tick in the index shows a short-term increase in bank portfolios of owned properties, the Index is significantly lower year-to-year.  This may indicate some leveling in the residential market, while the largest increases where in commercial and development properties.

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Commercial REO’s Overtake Residential Portfolio

Commercial REO’s Overtake
Residential Portfolios for First Time

Although it has been close before, this latest quarterly data shows commercial portfolios now exceed 24% of the total REO portfolio nationwide. 

 Lane Guide (Reno, NV) December 4, 2012 --

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If you add in the Multi-Family (5+) properties, the total investment property REO’s is over 27%.

Some reduction is due to the decline in valuation in residential properties, which actually lowers the dollar amount of REO’s the banks hold in disproportion with the actual number of units.
Raw land and construction foreclosures are still being carried in huge numbers in bank portfolios, nearly reaching  a third of the total portfolio.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Performance Dashboard - Powerful New Tool

LaneGuide.com has released a new performance tool designed for investors, note buyers and REO professionals who need to identify new contacts specific to their locations – right down to the county the work or invest in.

The Performance Dashboard integrates financial data for banks, thrifts and credit unions in into one live sort list to identify those with higher levels of delinquencies (pre-foreclosures) and active REO inventories.  New dashboard features incorporate a new Key Contact panel and a special departments and branches list all on one page for easy reference. 

This new powerful search accesses a database of over 14,000 active institutions along with there key contact people, REO, Special Assets and Loss Mitigation contacts.  Our new geographical coding allows you to search down to a particular county – so you only get results of lenders lending, servicing or having a physical office in that area.

Click Here to See The New  Performance Dashboard

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hey Big Fish: Where Did All the Little Banks Go?

November 9, 2011 (Reno, NV) by Lane Guide --
Ever wonder why they don’t put the bank names on the side of the branch with stick-on letters?  It would be so much easier change the bank names each month.  You might be interested to learn how the BIGGEST banks got so big, by swallowing up smaller ones, of course.

In the tank with the mega banks

The chart below to see how these largest mega-banks have by purchase, government actions, succession or serendipity have ended up, swallowing up, so many local and regional banking institutions.  Thousands upon thousands of small communities have lost their local bank to the conglomeration. 

“The Big Banking Fish”

J.P. Morgan Chase
2239 Institutions acquired
Wells Fargo Bank
2219 Institutions acquired
Bank of America
1488 Institutions acquired
Regions Bank
1015 Institutions acquired
U.S. Bank
1011 Institutions acquired
PNC Bank
 885 Institutions acquired
Branch Banking & Trust (BBT)
 709 Institutions acquired
BMO Harris Bank
 490 Institutions acquired
 487 Institutions acquired

Data source: Lane Guide

Special Mention:  Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. with 1454 institutions in which they took over without a successor, closed or held certain assets (e.g., loans) of.