Last week’s S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report showed strong positive gains in home prices, but those positive gains are threatened by rebounding foreclosure activity in about one-third of the 20 markets tracked in the report. First the good news. Nineteen of the 20 metro areas tracked in the home price report registered positive year-over-year increases […]
With RealtyTrac since 2001, Daren Blomquist has been instrumental in many facets of the company’s business as it has transformed into the industry leader it is today. In addition to being one of the company’s longest-term employees, Daren is RealtyTrac’s primary media spokesperson and resident go-to expert on foreclosure statistics and trends.
Daren is also managing editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, the Foreclosure News Report, which was named the “Nation’s Best Newsletter” by the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and is directly responsible for the creation of the company’s U.S. foreclosure market and sales reports, which are cited by thousands of media outlets nationwide — including all the major news networks and leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY.
In his position, Daren interfaces with the Federal Reserve, U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and Banking Committee, U.S. Treasury Department, and numerous state housing and banking departments, all of which use RealtyTrac data to help them evaluate foreclosure trends and address policy issues related to foreclosures. Most recently, he was featured as a keynote speaker at the California Mortgage Association’s 2012 Winter Seminar.He is a graduate of Trinity International University in Chicago and holds a degree in English Communications.