Non-interest income for the second quarter of 2012 totaled $2.7 million, compared to $199 thousand for the second quarter of 2011. The $2.5 million increase from the second quarter of 2011 was due to a $2.5 million gain on the sale of our headquarters building. During the quarter, non-interest income also benefited from a $50 thousand gain on a sale of securities and lower net losses on sales of REOs, which were partially offset by lower service charges for loan-related fees and retail banking fees.
Non-interest expense for the second quarter of 2012 totaled $3.6 million, compared to $4.1 million for the second quarter of 2011. Lower non-interest expense in the second quarter of 2012 was primarily due to lower provision for losses on REO, lower professional services expense and lower FDIC insurance expense resulting from asset shrinkage.
Balance Sheet Summary
Total assets were $390.9 million at June 30, 2012, which represented a decrease of $22.8 million, or 5.5%, from December 31, 2011. During the first six months of 2012, net loans decreased by $27.4 million, loans held for sale decreased by $409 thousand, securities decreased by $3.3 million, REO decreased by $3.2 million, office properties and equipment decreased by $1.9 million and deferred tax assets decreased by $850 thousand, while cash and cash equivalents increased by $14.5 million. As of June 30, 2012, our deferred tax assets have been fully reserved.Our gross loan portfolio decreased by $26.7 million to $313.1 million at June 30, 2012 from $339.8 million at December 31, 2011, as loan repayments, foreclosures and charge-offs exceeded loan originations during the first six months of 2012. The decrease in our loan portfolio primarily consisted of a $9.8 million decrease in our five or more units residential real estate loan portfolio, a $6.9 million decrease in our commercial real estate loan portfolio, a $2.8 million decrease in our one-to-four family residential real estate loan portfolio, a $2.6 million decrease in our church loan portfolio, a $2.8 million decrease in our construction loan portfolio, a $1.0 million decrease in our commercial loan portfolio, and a $798 thousand decrease in our consumer loan portfolio.