Colorado Foreclosure Activity Level Decreases in April

Monthly filings down 9 percent; state posts 9th highest foreclosure rate

 

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 4,379 Colorado properties in April, down 9 percent from March and 31 percent below the level reported for April 2010, according to the latest RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

One in every 495 Colorado housing units received a foreclosure filing in April, the 9th highest state foreclosure rate in the nation.

 

California continues to lead the nation in total monthly foreclosure activity, reporting 55,869 properties with foreclosure filings. Florida kept its status as the state with the second highest activity level, reporting 19,649 properties with foreclosure filings for the month. Arizona did likewise as the state with the third highest total, tallying 13,419 properties with foreclosure filings. Michigan stayed in fourth place, reporting 12,996 properties with foreclosure filings. Nevada moved up one notch to fifth highest foreclosure total reporting 11,761 properties with foreclosure filings for the month.

 

The rest of the states in the nation’s top 10 for April included Illinois (10,055), Texas (8,793), Georgia (8,479), Ohio (7,962) and Colorado at No. 10. The top five states accounted for 52 percent of the nation’s total foreclosure activity for the month.

 

Weld County tops in foreclosure rate for April

One in every 272 housing units in Weld County received a foreclosure filing in April — 2.2 times the national average and 1.8 times the state average –the highest foreclosure rate of all Colorado counties. Second highest rate was reported in Mesa County, where one in every 278 housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month — 2.1 times the national average and 1.8 times the state average. Gilpin County came in third, with one in every 318 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing during the month — 1.9 times the national average and 1.6 times the state average.

 

Arapahoe County dominates state foreclosure totals in April

Arapahoe County led all counties, reporting 567 properties with foreclosure filings for the month. Denver County was second highest, reporting 539 properties with foreclosure filings. El Paso County came in a close third, reporting 536 properties with foreclosure filings. Adams County was fourth highest, tallying 484 properties with foreclosure filings. Fifth highest was Jefferson County, where 415 properties with foreclosure filings were reported for the month.

 

State a contributor to nation’s foreclosure crisis in April

Colorado accounted for 2 percent of the 219,258 properties with foreclosure filings reported nationwide in April. Total U.S. activity decreased by nearly 9 percent from March, and was down 34 percent from the level reported in April 2010. One in every 593 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the month.

 

“Foreclosure activity decreased on an annual basis for the seventh straight month in April, bringing foreclosure activity to a 40-month low,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “This slowdown continues to be largely the result of massive delays in processing foreclosures rather than the result of a housing recovery that is lifting people out of foreclosure.

 

“The first delay occurs between delinquency and foreclosure, when lenders and services are no longer automatically pushing loans that are more than 90 days delinquent into foreclosure but are waiting longer to allow for loan modifications, short sales and possibly other disposition alternatives,” Saccacio continued. “Data from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that about 3.7 million properties are in this seriously delinquent stage. The second delay occurs after foreclosure has started, when lenders are taking much longer than they were just a few years ago to complete the foreclosure process.”

 

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.

 

 

Colorado Top Foreclosure Rates By County – April 2011

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

/Natl. Avg.

/State Avg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

31,684

31,738

65,898

20,406

69,532

219,258

593

n/a

n/a

Colorado

17

0

2,423

0

1,939

4,379

495

1.20

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weld

0

0

167

0

180

347

272

2.18

1.82

Mesa

0

0

115

0

102

217

278

2.13

1.78

Gilpin

0

0

3

0

8

11

318

1.86

1.56

Adams

0

0

246

0

238

484

337

1.76

1.47

Lake

0

0

0

0

13

13

339

1.75

1.46

 

 

Colorado Top Foreclosure Totals by County – April 2011

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

% Chg Mar 11

% Chg Apr 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

31,684

31,738

65,898

20,406

69,532

219,258

593

-8.56

-34.32

Colorado

17

0

2,423

0

1,939

4,379

495

-8.60

-31.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arapahoe

1

0

314

0

252

567

413

-0.18

-22.75

Denver

2

0

269

0

268

539

519

19.51

-29.45

El Paso

1

0

295

0

240

536

462

-4.29

-32.07

Adams

0

0

246

0

238

484

337

-2.81

-36.90

Jefferson

3

0

224

0

188

415

552

-9.19

-44.74

 

 

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