When Will Buyers Again See Foreclosures Listed for Sale?

WASHINGTON – As COVID-19 infections continue to decline in the United States, Americans are slowly coming out of isolation and returning to a sense of normalcy – a return to on-site work and school, a return to indoor dining, a return to travel, a return to in-person visits with friends and loved ones, and a return to sports arenas, ballparks, and arts venues, among other types of returns.

But a return to normalcy is not a positive for all. A case in point: There are many home loan mortgagors for whom forbearance from their regularly scheduled monthly mortgage payments will soon come to end, along with an end to the moratorium on initiations and continuations of foreclosure.

Will a return to normalcy for delinquent mortgagors necessarily mean a rapid return to home foreclosures? That is the question that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is trying to answer in the

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