WYOMING FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY INCREASES 35 PERCENT

IN AUGUST ACCORDING TO REALTYTRAC® U.S. FORECLOSURE MARKET REPORT

 

Yearly Total Up 100 Percent From August 2006

 

IRVINE, Calif. – September 21, 2007 – Wyoming reported 66 foreclosure filings in August, a 35 percent increase from the previous month, and a 100 percent increase from August 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.

 

Wyoming foreclosures have increased both in August and from this time last year,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “Even so, foreclosures here are among the lowest in the nation. Statistics show that the state’s unemployment rate is below the national average and that its home price index has remained relatively strong. These factors are likely helping to keep foreclosures here lower than most states.”

 

Wyoming ranked 48th in the country in total foreclosures reported for the month. The state’s foreclosure rate of one foreclosure filing for every 3,572 households ranked it 42nd among the 50 states.

 

Top three counties account for largest share of state total

Three counties accounted for 85 percent of all foreclosure filings in Wyoming for August. Laramie County held the highest foreclosure total for the month, with 32 foreclosure filings. Natrona County came in second with 18 foreclosure filings, followed by Campbell County with six foreclosure filings.

 

Highest foreclosure rate reported in Laramie County

Laramie County reported the highest foreclosure rate in the state for August, with one foreclosure filing for every 1,148 households — 3.1 times the state average. Natrona County posted the second highest foreclosure rate, with one foreclosure filing for every 1,704 households — 2.1 times the state average. Campbell County posted the third highest foreclosure rate, with one foreclosure filing for every 2,348 households — 1.5 times the state average.

 

State contributes less than 1 percent to nation’s monthly total

Total foreclosure filings in Wyoming accounted for less than 1 percent of the 243,947 foreclosure filings nationwide in August. The national total represents a 36 percent increase from the previous month and is up 115 percent from August 2006. The nation’s foreclosure rate increased to one foreclosure filing for every 510 U.S. households for 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.

 

 

                      Wyoming Foreclosure Market by County – August 2007

                                                                                               

County

NOD

NTS

NFS

LIS

REO

Total

1 in every # households

/National Average

/State Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

56,388

67,632

24,810

52,328

42,789

243,947

510

n/a

n/a

Wyoming

0

48

0

0

18

66

3,572

0.14

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Campbell

0

6

0

0

0

6

2,348

0.22

1.52

Carbon

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

0.00

0.00

Converse

0

2

0

0

0

2

2,926

0.17

1.22

Fremont

0

2

0

0

0

2

8,075

0.06

0.44

Laramie

0

19

0

0

13

32

1,148

0.44

3.11

Natrona

0

13

0

0

5

18

1,704

0.30

2.10

Park

0

1

0

0

0

1

12,684

0.04

0.28

Sweetwater

0

5

0

0

0

5

3,251

0.16

1.10

 

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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Michelle Sabolich

Atomic Public Relations

415-402-0230

michelle.sabolich@atomicpr.com

 

 

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