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Creditworthy Foreclosures Next?

[¬†Hey, Obama team, what about the 2 trillion dollars siphoned off the banks — can you share some with the American Taxpayers? ]

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Signs that home prices may have bottomed have stirred hope on Wall Street that the economy is on the mend, yet tight credit and a new foreclosure wave cast doubt on any looming housing revival.

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose for a second straight month in May, realty data on Tuesday showed, while the U.S. government and Federal Reserve have designed a number of programs to alleviate a battered housing market.

However, the chief economist of the National Association of Realtors warned of the danger of a “delayed” recovery in housing, with prices down 32 percent nationwide from their peak three years ago.

Big risk factors that could spur more foreclosures include expectations of rising unemployment and the forecast resetting of interest rates on 2.8 million subprime and Alt-A mortgages in the next two years.

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