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U.S. Foreclosure Starts Fall to Six-Year Low in January By RealtyTrac Staff February 12, 2013 Foreclosure filings were reported on 150,864 U.S. properties in January, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and down 28 percent from January 2012. 2012 Foreclosure Activity Up in 57 Percent of Metro Areas, Best Markets to Buy Foreclosures in 2013 Selected By RealtyTrac Staff January 28, 2013 2012 foreclosure activity increased from 2011 in 120 (57 percent) out of the nation’s 212 metropolitan statistical areas with a population of 200,000 or more. 1.8 Million U.S. Properties With Foreclosure Filings in 2012 By RealtyTrac Staff January 14, 2013 A total of 2,304,941 foreclosure filings were reported on 1,836,634 U.S. properties in 2012, down 3 percent from 2011 and down 36 percent from the peak of 2.9 million filings in 2010. Foreclosure Starts at 71-Month Low, Bank Repossessions Increase By RealtyTrac Staff December 11, 2012 U.S. foreclosure starts dropped to a 71-month low in November, but bank repossessions increased annually for the first time since October 2010. Play Video Foreclosure Sales Increase 21 Percent in Third Quarter, Short Sales Biggest Share of Distressed Sales By RealtyTrac Staff December 4, 2012 A total of 193,059 U.S. properties in some stage of foreclosure or bank-owned (REO) were sold during the third quarter, an increase of 21 percent from the previous quarter, but down 3 percent from a year ago. Foreclosure Activity Increased 3 Percent in October By RealtyTrac Staff November 13, 2012 Foreclosure filings were reported on 186,455 U.S. properties in October, an increase of 3 percent from September but still down 19 percent from October 2011. 62 Percent of U.S. Metros Post Annual Decrease in Foreclosure Activity in Third Quarter By RealtyTrac Staff October 25, 2012 Third quarter foreclosure activity decreased from a year ago in 131 out of the nation’s 212 (62 percent) metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. 65 Percent of County Housing Markets Worse off Than Four Years Ago According to RealtyTrac Election 2012 Report By RealtyTrac Staff October 22, 2012 RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released an exclusive report on the health of local housing markets compared to four years ago. Foreclosure Activity Drops to 5-Year Low in September By RealtyTrac Staff October 9, 2012 Foreclosure filings were reported on 180,427 U.S. properties in September, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and the lowest monthly total since July 2007. August Foreclosure Activity Flat Nationwide, Spikes in Some States By RealtyTrac Staff September 11, 2012 U.S. foreclosure filings were reported on 193,508 U.S. properties in August, an increase of 1 percent from July but down 15 percent from August 2011. Print Email

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