KANSAS FORECLOSURES DECREASE 9 PERCENT IN APRIL

ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC™ U.S. FORECLOSURE MARKET REPORT

 

Activity Down 7 Percent From a Year Ago

 

IRVINE, Calif. – May 18, 2007 – Kansas reported 405 foreclosure filings in April, a 9 percent decrease from the previous month, and a 7 percent decrease from April 2006, according to the latest RealtyTrac™ U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

RealtyTrac publishes the largest and most comprehensive national database of pre-foreclosure and foreclosure properties, with over 900,000 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.

 

Kansas foreclosures have decreased both in April and from this time last year,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “Recent statistics show that the state added 8,200 jobs in the first quarter of this year. If this trend continues, we may see foreclosure numbers decline further in the months to come.”

 

Kansas ranked 35th in the country in total foreclosures for April. The state’s foreclosure rate of one foreclosure filing for every 2,785 households ranks it 37th among the 50 states.

 

Sedgwick County accounts for largest share of state total

Sedgwick County reported the highest total for the month with 131 foreclosure filings. Johnson County came in second with 98 foreclosure filings, followed by Wyandotte County with 74 foreclosure filings.

 

Wyandotte County posts highest foreclosure rate

Wyandotte County posted the highest foreclosure rate in Kansas for April, reporting one foreclosure filing for every 890 households — 3.1 times the state average. Leavenworth County reported the second highest rate with one foreclosure filing for every 1,109 households — 2.5 times the state average. Sedgwick County rounded out the top three with a foreclosure rate of one filing for every 1,459 households — 1.9 times the state average. 

 

State make minor contribution to national total

Total foreclosure filings in Kansas accounted for less than 1 percent of the 147,708 foreclosure filings nationwide in April. The national total was down less than 1 percent from the previous month, but still up 62 percent from April 2006. The nation’s foreclosure rate increased to one foreclosure filing for every 783 U.S. households during the month.

 

The RealtyTrac Monthly U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides the total number of foreclosure filings — both nationwide and by state — over the preceding month. 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.

 

                         Kansas Foreclosure Market by County – April 2007

 

County

NOD

NTS

NFS

LIS

REO

Total

1 in every # households

/National Average

/State Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

47,171

49,794

7,388

21,085

22,270

147,708

783

n/a

n/a

Kansas

126

279

0

0

0

405

2,785

0.28

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Bourbon

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Butler

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Cherokee

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Coffey

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Cowley

0

1

0

0

0

1

15,673

0.05

0.18

Crawford

0

1

0

0

0

1

17,221

0.05

0.16

Douglas

3

10

0

0

0

13

3,096

0.25

0.90

Finney

1

0

0

0

0

1

13,763

0.06

0.20

Franklin

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Graham

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Harper

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

Johnson

27

71

0

0

0

98

1,853

0.42

1.50

Kingman

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Leavenworth

6

16

0

0

0

22

1,109

0.71

2.51

Linn

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Marion

0

1

0

0

0

1

5,882

0.13

0.47

McPherson

0

1

0

0

0

1

11,830

0.07

0.24

Miami

1

1

0

0

0

2

5,492

0.14

0.51

Montgomery

0

1

0

0

0

1

17,207

0.05

0.16

Norton

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Osage

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Ottawa

0

1

0

0

0

1

2,755

0.28

1.01

Reno

0

1

0

0

0

1

27,625

0.03

0.10

Rice

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Riley

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Russell

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Saline

2

5

0

0

0

7

3,242

0.24

0.86

Sedgwick

46

85

0

0

0

131

1,459

0.54

1.91

Shawnee

11

36

0

0

0

47

1,570

0.50

1.77

Sherman

1

0

0

0

0

1

3,184

0.25

0.87

Sumner

1

1

0

0

0

2

5,439

0.14

0.51

Wyandotte

27

47

0

0

0

74

890

0.88

3.13

 

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 homes, 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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