KENTUCKY FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY UP 45 PERCENT IN MARCH

State Filings Down 1 Percent From March 2007

 

IRVINE, Calif. – April 30, 2008 – Kentucky reported 691 properties with foreclosure filings in March. After a 17 percent decline in February, statewide activity increased 45 percent for the month but was still down nearly 1 percent from March 2007, 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.

 

“Foreclosure activity in Kentucky was up significantly in March, although down slightly on a yearly basis,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “The state’s unemployment rate is above the national average and has been rising consistently since January. This is one contributing factor to the recent rise in foreclosure activity.”

 

Kentucky ranked 31st in the country in total foreclosure filings for the month. With one in every 2,733 households receiving a foreclosure filing, its foreclosure rate ranked 38th among the 50 states.

 

Top three counties responsible for bulk of state’s foreclosure activity

Three Kentucky counties accounted for 91 percent of all foreclosure activity in the state for March. Jefferson County led the state with the highest total, reporting 440 properties with foreclosure filings. Kenton County came in second, documenting 102 properties with foreclosure filings for the month. Fayette County was third highest, reporting 84 properties with foreclosure filings. Fourth highest total was in Campbell County, where 17 properties with foreclosure filings were reported.

 

Kenton County posts state’s top foreclosure rate for March

Kenton County tallied the highest county foreclosure rate in the state for March, with one in every 681 households receiving a foreclosure filing for the month — four times the state average. Jefferson County posted the state’s second highest rate, with one in every 740 households receiving a foreclosure filing during the month — 3.7 times the state average. The third highest rate in the state was reported in Pendleton County, where one in every 1,491 households received a foreclosure filing in March — 1.8 times the state average.

 

State a minor contributor nation’s foreclosure total in March

Total filings in Kentucky accounted for less than 1 percent of the 234,685 properties with foreclosure filings reported nationwide in March. The national total represents a 5 percent increase from the previous month and is 57 percent ahead of the total reported for March 2007. One in every 538 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing during the month.

 

Report methodology

The RealtyTrac Monthly U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides a count of the total number of properties with at least one foreclosure filing reported during the month — broken out by type of filing at the county, state and national level. RealtyTrac’s report incorporates documents filed in all three phases of foreclosure: Default Notice of Default (NOD) and Lis Pendens (LIS); Auction 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). If more than one foreclosure document is filed against a property during the month — which is extremely rare — only the most recent filing is counted in the report. The report also checks if the same type of document was filed against a property in a previous month. If so, and if that previous filing occurred within the estimated foreclosure timeframe for the state the property is in, the report does not count the property in the current month.

 

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

 

                        Kentucky Foreclosure Market by County – March 2008

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1 in every # households

/National Average

/State Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

56,493

47,677

55,398

23,724

51,393

234,685

538

n/a

n/a

Kentucky

0

94

7

420

170

691

2,733

0.20

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adair

0

0

0

1

0

1

7,906

0.07

0.35

Allen

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Anderson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Ballard

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Barren

0

0

0

1

0

1

17,833

0.03

0.15

Bath

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Bell

0

0

0

2

0

2

6,896

0.08

0.40

Boone

0

0

0

1

1

2

21,626

0.02

0.13

Bourbon

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Boyd

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Boyle

0

1

0

0

1

2

6,120

0.09

0.45

Bracken

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Breathitt

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Breckinridge

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Bullitt

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

Caldwell

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Calloway

0

7

0

0

1

8

2,122

0.25

1.29

Campbell

0

13

0

1

3

17

2,273

0.24

1.20

Carlisle

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Carroll

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Carter

0

0

0

1

0

1

12,113

0.04

0.23

Casey

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Christian

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Clark

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Clay

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Clinton

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Crittenden

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Cumberland

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Daviess

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Edmonson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Elliott

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Estill

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Fayette

0

0

0

83

1

84

1,550

0.35

1.76

Fleming

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Floyd

0

0

0

0

1

1

19,393

0.03

0.14

Franklin

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Fulton

0

1

0

0

0

1

3,748

0.14

0.73

Gallatin

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Garrard

0

0

0

1

1

2

3,340

0.16

0.82

Grant

0

1

0

1

0

2

5,183

0.10

0.53

Graves

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Grayson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Green

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Greenup

0

0

0

1

0

1

16,357

0.03

0.17

Hancock

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Hardin

0

0

0

0

1

1

42,699

0.01

0.06

Harlan

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Harrison

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Hart

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Henderson

0

0

0

0

1

1

20,464

0.03

0.13

Henry

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Hickman

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Hopkins

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

Jefferson

0

1

2

314

123

440

740

0.73

3.69

Jessamine

0

0

0

0

1

1

18,111

0.03

0.15

Johnson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Kenton

0

67

1

4

30

102

681

0.79

4.01

Knott

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Knox

0

0

1

0

0

1

14,613

0.04

0.19

Larue

0

0

0

1

0

1

6,449

0.08

0.42

Laurel

0

0

1

0

0

1

23,340

0.02

0.12

Lawrence

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Lee

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Leslie

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Letcher

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Lewis

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Lincoln

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Livingston

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Logan

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Lyon

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Madison

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Magoffin

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Marion

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Marshall

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Martin

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Mason

0

0

0

1

0

1

7,972

0.07

0.34

Mccracken

0

0

1

0

0

1

31,757

0.02

0.09

Mccreary

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Mclean

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Meade

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Menifee

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Mercer

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Metcalfe

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Monroe

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Montgomery

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Morgan

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Muhlenberg

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Nelson

0

0

0

1

1

2

8,882

0.06

0.31

Nicholas

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Ohio

0

0

0

0

1

1

10,336

0.05

0.26

Oldham

0

0

0

1

0

1

19,882

0.03

0.14

Owen

0

0

0

1

0

1

5,578

0.10

0.49

Owsley

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Pendleton

0

3

0

0

1

4

1,491

0.36

1.83

Perry

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Pike

0

0

0

0

2

2

16,276

0.03

0.17

Powell

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Pulaski

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Robertson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Rockcastle

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Rowan

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

Scott

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Shelby

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Simpson

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Spencer

0

0

0

2

0

2

3,129

0.17

0.87

Taylor

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Todd

0

0

1

0

0

1

5,274

0.10

0.52

Trigg

0

0

0

1

0

1

7,024

0.08

0.39

Trimble

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Union

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Warren

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Washington

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Wayne

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Webster

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Whitley

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Wolfe

0

0

0

0

0

0

 n/a

0.00

0.00

Woodford

0

0

0

1

0

1

10,298

0.05

0.27

           

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 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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