Massachusetts Housing & Foreclosure Reports

First Quarter Increase in Building Permits Positioned to Fill Void in Housing Market Left by Declining Foreclosures By RealtyTrac Staff May 14, 2013 RealtyTrac® today released an exclusive analysis of building permit data recently released by the U.S. Department of HUD for the first quarter, comparing it to foreclosure starts for the same time period. U.S. Bank Repossessions Drop to 65-Month Low in February as Foreclosure Starts Rebound 10 Percent From January By RealtyTrac Staff March 12, 2013 Foreclosure filings were reported on 154,281 U.S. properties in February, an increase of 2 percent from the previous month but still down 25 percent from February 2012. Foreclosure Sales and Short Sales Account for 43 Percent of U.S. Residential Sales in 2012 By RealtyTrac Staff February 26, 2013 Foreclosure-related sales and short sales on properties not in foreclosure combined to account for 43 percent of all U.S. residential sales in 2012. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Falls in February By RealtyTrac Staff March 30, 2012 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 2,146 Massachusetts properties in February, a 9 percent decrease from January, but still 37 percent above the level reported for February 2011. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Falls in January By RealtyTrac Staff February 24, 2012 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 2,357 Massachusetts properties in January, a 22 percent decrease from December, but still 51 percent above the level reported for January 2011. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Down in 2011 By RealtyTrac Staff January 27, 2012 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 22,726 Massachusetts properties in 2011, down 37 percent from a year ago. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Drops in November By RealtyTrac Staff December 30, 2011 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 2,484 Massachusetts properties in November, an 18 percent decrease from October Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Rises in October By RealtyTrac Staff November 25, 2011 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 3,037 Massachusetts properties in October, an 18 percent increase from September. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Up in Third Quarter By RealtyTrac Staff October 28, 2011 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 8,255 Massachusetts properties during the third quarter of 2011, up 16 percent from the second quarter of 2011. Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Rises in August By RealtyTrac Staff September 29, 2011 Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — rose in Massachusetts, where 3,826 properties were reported in August, a 75 percent increase from July. Print Email

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