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10 States With the Highest Foreclosure Rates in America By Ash Allen, 24/7 Wall St. via AOL Real Estate January 22, 2013 The worst of the housing downturn appears to be behind us, and while real estate markets around the country are improving, some states are still experiencing a struggle with taming foreclosures. Foreclosure Activity to Rise in Some States in 2013: RealtyTrac By Shanthi Bharatwaj, The Street January 17, 2013 Foreclosure activity fell in 2012, helping to push home prices higher, as lenders pursued alternatives to foreclosure in the wake of a nationwide mortgage settlement and tougher state foreclosure laws. RealtyTrac: U.S. Foreclosure Filings Down 3% in 2012; Sees Rise in '13 By Melodie Warner, Dow Jones Business News January 17, 2013 The number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings fell 3% in 2012 from 2011, but a backlog of delayed foreclosures could contribute to increased activity this year, according to market researcher RealtyTrac. New Foreclosures Near Six-Year Low in December: RealtyTrac By By CNBC January 17, 2013 Foreclosure activity in the United States was at a near six-year low in December and declined over the entire year as the housing market continues to recover after foreclosures peaked two years ago. Illinois in Top 5 for Foreclosures in 2012 By Mary Ellen Podmolik, Chicago Tribune Reporter January 17, 2013 Foreclosure activity fell 3 percent on a national level last year from 2011 but higher foreclosures in half of the states, including Illinois, showed the uneven pace of the housing recovery. Florida Defies Housing Rebound as Foreclosures Soar By Dan Levy, Bloomberg News January 17, 2013 Florida’s foreclosure crisis just won’t end. More than six years after subprime lending and overbuilding led to the worst U.S. real estate slump, the state had the biggest increase in home seizures last year. Florida Led Nation in 2012 Foreclosure Activity By Martha Brannigan, Miami Herald January 17, 2013 Florida posted the highest foreclosure rate in the nation in 2012, eclipsing Nevada for the first time, according to RealtyTrac. Foreclosures May Lift More Amid Backlog By Associated Press January 17, 2013 Banks repossessed 671,251 homes, down about 17% from 2011, according to data out Thursday from foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac. Three NY City Boroughs See Uptick in Foreclosure Activity in 2012 By Zachary Kussin, The Real Deal January 17, 2013 U.S. foreclosure filings — including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — are down 3 percent year-over-year, according to a year-end foreclosure market report issued by RealtyTrac. Worst Of Foreclosure Crisis Is Over But Problems Remain By Morgan Brennan, Forbes January 17, 2013 The worst of the foreclosure crisis may finally be behind us. Nationally, foreclosure activity fell 3% in 2012 from the year prior, with 1.8 million homes receiving one or more foreclosure-related filings, according to a new RealtyTrac report. Print Email

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