San Jose Mercury News has printed positive news about the real estate market that shows the housing industry is recovering. Compared to 2010, San Benito County has had about a 17% foreclsoure activity decrease. Borrowers may have job stability or received bonuses to become current on mortgage payments. Banks may have worked out more loan modifications with distressed homeowners, or lenders are accepting short sales prior to borrowers becoming late on their payments. For more information on this article, visit here. If you need help with foreclosure alternative, contact local real estate agent and Certified Distressed Property Expert Kristen Jurevich at 831.635.6719.