IOWA FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY UP 11 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER

ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC™ U.S. FORECLOSURE MARKET REPORT

 

Foreclosure Activity Up 51 Percent From a Year Ago

 

IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2007 – Iowa reported 748 foreclosure filings in November, an 11 percent increase from the previous month, and a 51 percent increase from November 2006, according to the latest RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

RealtyTrac publishes the largest and most comprehensive national database of foreclosure and bank-owned properties, with over 1 million 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.

 

“Employment growth remains flat in the Hawkeye State and personal bankruptcies are on the rise,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “These factors are both likely contributors to Iowa’s increase in foreclosure activity.”

 

Iowa ranked 30th in the country in total foreclosures reported for November. The state’s foreclosure rate of one foreclosure filing for every 1,747 households ranked it 31st among the 50 states.

 

Polk County reports biggest foreclosure total

Polk County reported the highest foreclosure total in Iowa for November, with 268 foreclosure filings for the month. Scott County reported the second highest state total, with 76 foreclosure filings. Linn County posted the third highest foreclosure total, with 62 filings entering some part of the foreclosure pipeline.

 

Jasper County posts highest foreclosure rate for November

Jasper County tallied the highest foreclosure rate in Iowa for November, one foreclosure filing for every 488 households — 3.6 times the state average. Polk County registered the second highest foreclosure rate, one foreclosure filing for every 659 households — 2.7 times the state average. Woodbury County registered the third highest foreclosure rate, one foreclosure filing for every 710 households — 2.5 times the state average.

 

State makes small contribution to national total

Total foreclosure filings in Iowa accounted for less than 1 percent of the 201,950 foreclosure filings reported nationwide in November. The national total represents a 10 percent decrease from the previous month, but is still 68 percent above the total reported for November 2006. The nation’s foreclosure rate decreased to one foreclosure filing for every 617 U.S. households for 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: Defaults — Notice of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens (LIS); Auctions — 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.

 

 

                    Iowa Foreclosure Market by County – November 2007

 

County

NOD

NTS

NFS

LIS

REO

Total Filings

Households per Filing

/National Average

/State Average

 

 

 

United States

35,096

51,696

20,269

48,451

46,438

201,950

617

n/a

n/a

Iowa

45

301

0

0

402

748

1,747

0.35

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adair

0

0

0

0

1

1

3,801

0.16

0.46

Adams

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Allamakee

0

0

0

0

1

1

7,520

0.08

0.23

Appanoose

0

0

0

0

4

4

1,690

0.36

1.03

Audubon

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Benton

0

0

0

0

3

3

3,641

0.17

0.48

Black Hawk

3

7

0

0

2

12

4,493

0.14

0.39

Boone

0

9

0

0

2

11

1,043

0.59

1.67

Bremer

0

0

0

0

1

1

9,938

0.06

0.18

Buchanan

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Buena Vista

0

1

0

0

3

4

2,045

0.30

0.85

Butler

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Calhoun

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,208

0.12

0.34

Carroll

0

0

0

0

1

1

9,245

0.07

0.19

Cass

0

0

0

0

1

1

6,722

0.09

0.26

Cedar

0

1

0

0

1

2

3,965

0.16

0.44

Cerro Gordo

1

3

0

0

5

9

2,427

0.25

0.72

Cherokee

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,907

0.10

0.30

Chickasaw

0

2

0

0

1

3

1,912

0.32

0.91

Clarke

0

0

0

0

1

1

4,138

0.15

0.42

Clay

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Clayton

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Clinton

0

10

0

0

1

11

2,012

0.31

0.87

Crawford

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Dallas

2

0

0

0

9

11

1,771

0.35

0.99

Davis

0

0

0

0

1

1

3,656

0.17

0.48

Decatur

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Delaware

0

0

0

0

3

3

2,635

0.23

0.66

Des Moines

0

0

0

0

2

2

9,440

0.07

0.19

Dickinson

0

0

0

0

1

1

12,558

0.05

0.14

Dubuque

0

9

0

0

3

12

3,175

0.19

0.55

Emmet

0

0

0

0

1

1

4,944

0.12

0.35

Fayette

1

0

0

0

2

3

3,229

0.19

0.54

Floyd

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Franklin

0

0

0

0

1

1

4,786

0.13

0.37

Fremont

1

0

0

0

2

3

1,186

0.52

1.47

Greene

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Grundy

0

0

0

0

3

3

1,865

0.33

0.94

Guthrie

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,719

0.11

0.31

Hamilton

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Hancock

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,270

0.12

0.33

Hardin

1

0

0

0

2

3

2,811

0.22

0.62

Harrison

0

1

0

0

4

5

1,362

0.45

1.28

Henry

0

0

0

0

1

1

8,470

0.07

0.21

Howard

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Humboldt

0

0

0

0

1

1

4,795

0.13

0.36

Ida

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Iowa

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Jackson

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Jasper

1

13

0

0

19

33

488

1.26

3.58

Jefferson

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Johnson

0

4

0

0

5

9

5,849

0.11

0.30

Jones

1

0

0

0

1

2

4,190

0.15

0.42

Keokuk

0

1

0

0

0

1

5,064

0.12

0.35

Kossuth

0

1

0

0

0

1

7,645

0.08

0.23

Lee

0

1

0

0

16

17

988

0.62

1.77

Linn

4

17

0

0

41

62

1,445

0.43

1.21

Louisa

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Lucas

1

1

0

0

1

3

1,430

0.43

1.22

Lyon

1

0

0

0

0

1

4,855

0.13

0.36

Madison

1

0

0

0

1

2

3,123

0.20

0.56

Mahaska

0

3

0

0

0

3

3,268

0.19

0.53

Marion

0

0

0

0

2

2

6,810

0.09

0.26

Marshall

0

0

0

0

1

1

16,885

0.04

0.10

Mills

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Mitchell

1

0

0

0

0

1

4,676

0.13

0.37

Monona

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Monroe

1

0

0

0

1

2

1,805

0.34

0.97

Montgomery

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Muscatine

0

0

0

0

3

3

5,841

0.11

0.30

Obrien

0

0

0

0

1

1

6,661

0.09

0.26

Osceola

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Page

1

1

0

0

0

2

3,654

0.17

0.48

Palo Alto

0

0

0

0

1

1

4,731

0.13

0.37

Plymouth

0

0

0

0

2

2

5,183

0.12

0.34

Pocahontas

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Polk

11

142

0

0

115

268

659

0.94

2.65

Pottawattamie

1

14

0

0

6

21

1,820

0.34

0.96

Poweshiek

1

0

0

0

2

3

3,004

0.21

0.58

Ringgold

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Sac

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,557

0.11

0.31

Scott

3

38

0

0

35

76

910

0.68

1.92

Shelby

0

2

0

0

0

2

2,732

0.23

0.64

Sioux

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Story

0

2

0

0

4

6

5,725

0.11

0.31

Tama

2

0

0

0

0

2

3,901

0.16

0.45

Taylor

0

1

0

0

0

1

3,245

0.19

0.54

Union

0

0

0

0

2

2

2,894

0.21

0.60

Van Buren

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Wapello

1

1

0

0

5

7

2,322

0.27

0.75

Warren

1

0

0

0

9

10

1,672

0.37

1.04

Washington

0

3

0

0

0

3

2,950

0.21

0.59

Wayne

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Webster

0

1

0

0

10

11

1,571

0.39

1.11

Winnebago

0

0

0

0

1

1

5,194

0.12

0.34

Winneshiek

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Woodbury

4

11

0

0

44

59

710

0.87

2.46

Worth

0

0

0

0

1

1

3,558

0.17

0.49

Wright

0

1

0

0

4

5

1,320

0.47

1.32

 

About RealtyTrac Inc.

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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 1.3 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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