HAWAII FORECLOSURES INCREASE 14 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC™ U.S. FORECLOSURE MARKET REPORT

 

State’s Activity Level Up 32 Percent From a Year Ago

 

IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2006 – Hawaii reported 74 properties entering some stage of the foreclosure process in November, a 14 percent increase from the 65 properties reported in October, and up 32 percent from the 56 properties reported for the same month last year, according to the RealtyTrac™ U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

RealtyTrac publishes the largest and most comprehensive national database of pre-foreclosure and foreclosure properties, with over 700,000 properties from nearly 2,500 counties across the country, and is the foreclosure data provider to MSN Real Estate, Yahoo! Real Estate and The Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate Journal.

 

Hawaii foreclosures have increased both in November and from this time last year,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “Statistics show that recent home sales and home price appreciation have declined throughout the state. These factors are contributing to the overall rise in foreclosures we are seeing.”

 

Hawaii ranked among the 10 lowest states in total foreclosures reported for November. The state’s foreclosure rate of one new foreclosure filing for every 6,224 households also ranks it among the 10 lowest in the nation.

 

Honolulu County leads state in activity

Honolulu County reported the highest foreclosure activity in the state for November, with 47 properties entering some stage of the foreclosure process during the month. Maui and Hawaii Counties shared the second highest total, each reporting 11 properties in the foreclosure pipeline.

 

Highest foreclosure rate reported in Kauai County

Kauai County posted the state’s highest foreclosure rate in November with one new foreclosure filing for every 5,066 households — 1.2 times the state average. Maui County reported the second highest foreclosure rate with one new foreclosure filing for every 5,125 households — 1.2 times the state average. Hawaii County posted the third highest foreclosure rate, one new foreclosure filing for every 5,698 households — 1.1 times the state average.

 

State makes minor contribution to national total

Hawaii’s foreclosure activity accounted for less than 1 percent of the 120,334 properties entering some stage of foreclosure nationwide in November. The national total represents a 4 percent increase from the 115,568 foreclosures reported in October. The nation’s foreclosure rate increased to one new foreclosure filing for every 961 households during the month.

 

The RealtyTrac Monthly U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides the total number of homes in some stage of foreclosure nationwide, by state and by county. RealtyTrac’s report includes properties in all three phases of foreclosure: Pre-foreclosures — Notice of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens (LIS); Foreclosures — Notice of Trustee Sale and Notice of Foreclosure Sale (NTS and NFS); and Real Estate Owned, or REO properties (that have been foreclosed on and repurchased by a bank).

 

 

For current news and information regarding foreclosure-related issues and trends, check out our blog at www.ForeclosurePulse.com.

 

                                             Hawaii Foreclosure Market by County – November 2006

 

County Name

NOD

NTS

NFS

LIS

REO

Total

1 in every # households

/National Average

/State Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

31,027

44,448

5,685

16,263

22,911

120,334

961

n/a

n/a

Hawaii

9

65

0

0

0

74

6,224

0.15

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawaii

1

10

0

0

0

11

5,698

0.17

1.09

Honolulu

4

43

0

0

0

47

6,723

0.14

0.93

Kauai

3

2

0

0

0

5

5,066

0.19

1.23

Maui

1

10

0

0

0

11

5,125

0.19

1.21

 

About RealtyTrac Inc.

Ranked as the third largest real estate site by MediaMetrix and No. 53 on Inc. magazine’s 2006 Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, RealtyTrac Inc. (www.realtytrac.com), is the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, providing all the resources that home seekers, investors and real estate agents need to locate, evaluate and buy properties below market value.

 

Founded in 1996, RealtyTrac publishes the largest and most comprehensive national database of pre-foreclosure, foreclosure, For Sale By Owner, resale and new construction properties, with more than 1 million properties across the country, property reports, productivity tools and extensive professional resources. RealtyTrac hosts nearly 3 million unique visitors monthly and has been chosen to supply foreclosure data to MSN Real Estate, Yahoo! Real Estate and The Wall Street Journal’s Real Estate Journal. For more information, visit www.realtytrac.com.

 

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Media Contact:

Michelle Sabolich

Atomic Public Relations

415-402-0230

michelle.sabolich@atomicpr.com

 

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