Via: Money Journal
The U.S. federal government is making plans to sell more than 250,000 foreclosure homes at wholesale prices in bulk to a series of investor-backed firms in an effort to speed up the recovery of the housing market and artificially push home prices higher.
The plan comes on the heels of a pilot program that sold homes to investor led groups in a half a dozen states, most seriously damaged by the real estate collapse. The government has made a series of efforts to aid the housing market, including efforts to refinance underwater homeowners without regard to loan to value levels, but few of the programs has actually shown much success to aid the market, which has seen home prices decline for seven years in most areas of the country until recently.
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