North Dakota Foreclosure Activity Rose in May

Statewide foreclosure filings up 25 percent from April

 

Foreclosure activity in North Dakota rose 25 percent in May to 66 properties with foreclosure filings. This latest state total represents a 187 percent increase from the level reported in May 2009, according to the latest RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

“Foreclosure activity ticked up in North Dakota in May, with more filings than were reported for last month and nearly three times what was reported for this time last year,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “That said, North Dakota remains one of the least affected states in the nation in terms of foreclosures, and its unemployment rate is currently 3.6 percent – the lowest in the nation.”

 

The state’s foreclosure rate ranked 48th in the nation, as one in every 4,747 North Dakota housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.

 

Richland County led the state in foreclosure rate for May

Richland County posted the highest foreclosure rate in North Dakota for May, with one in every 1,289 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 3.7 times the state average. Ransom County had the second highest foreclosure rate, with one in every 1,369 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 3.5 times the state average. Cass County had the third highest foreclosure rate, with one in every 2,117 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 2.2 times the state average.

 

Cass County posts top foreclosure total for May

Cass County led the state in activity, reporting 31 properties with foreclosure filings for the month. Richland County had the second highest total, documenting six properties with foreclosure filings. Reporting five properties with foreclosure filings for the month, Burleigh and Grand Forks counties had the third highest total.

 

State a minor contributor to nation’s monthly foreclosure total in May

North Dakota accounted for less than 1 percent of the 322,920 properties with foreclosure filings reported nationwide in May. Total U.S. activity declined by more than 3 percent from the previous month but was on par with the level reported in May 2009. One in every 400 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.

 

Report methodology

The RealtyTrac U.S. Foreclosure Market Report provides a count of the total number of properties with at least one foreclosure filing entered into the RealtyTrac database during the month — broken out by type of filing by state, county and metropolitan statistical area. Some foreclosure filings entered into the database during the month may have been recorded in previous months. Data is collected from more than 2,200 counties nationwide, and those counties account for more than 90 percent of the U.S. population. 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 received for a property during the month, 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.

 

 

North Dakota Top Foreclosure Rates By County – May 2010

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

/Natl. Avg.

/State Avg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

38,389

58,073

94,155

38,526

93,777

322,920

400

n/a

n/a

North Dakota

0

0

0

25

41

66

4,747

0.08

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richland

0

0

0

4

2

6

1,289

0.31

3.68

Ransom

0

0

0

0

2

2

1,369

0.29

3.47

Cass

0

0

0

16

15

31

2,117

0.19

2.24

Wells

0

0

0

0

1

1

2,656

0.15

1.79

Barnes

0

0

0

0

2

2

2,893

0.14

1.64

 

 

North Dakota Top Foreclosure Totals by County – May 2010

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

% Chg Apr 10

% Chg May 09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

38,389

58,073

94,155

38,526

93,777

322,920

400

-3.27

0.45

North Dakota

0

0

0

25

41

66

4,747

24.53

186.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cass

0

0

0

16

15

31

2,117

24.00

181.82

Richland

0

0

0

4

2

6

1,289

100.00

200.00

Burleigh

0

0

0

1

4

5

6,734

150.00

400.00

Grand Forks

0

0

0

1

4

5

5,918

-16.67

150.00

Morton

0

0

0

2

2

4

2,985

-33.33

300.00

 

 

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