Statewide foreclosure filings slide 30 percent from second half of 2010
State’s foreclosure rate nation’s 12th highest at midyear
Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 44,419 Ohio properties during the first six months of 2011, a 30 percent drop from the second half of 2010 and almost 26 percent below the level reported for the first half of last year, according to the Midyear 2011 Foreclosure Market Report just released by RealtyTrac®. The state had the 12th highest foreclosure rate nationally, reporting 0.87 percent of its housing units received a foreclosure filing during the six-month period.
Foreclosure filings were reported on 8,671 Ohio properties in June, up 3 percent from May but down almost 19 percent from June 2010. One in every 587 Ohio housing units received a foreclosure filing in June, the 11th highest state foreclosure rate in the nation.
Reporting the ninth largest total was Ohio with 44,419 properties with foreclosure filings, following behind Illinois (60,636), Texas (55,442), and Nevada (53,217). Colorado rounded out the nation’s top ten with 25,744 filings. The top half of the nation’s highest 10 states for the first half of 2011 included California (26,350), Florida (113,631), Arizona (77,525), Michigan (61,005) and Georgia (60,870). The nation’s top 10 accounted for 70 percent of the nation’s total for the first half of the year.
Madison County posts state’s top foreclosure rate in first half of 2011
Madison County posted the highest foreclosure rate of all Ohio counties, with one in every 78 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing in the first half of the year — 1.5 times the state average. Huron County came in second highest, with a rate of one in every 82 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing up through the midyear period — 1.4 times both the national and state averages. Clermont County was third highest for the six-month period, with one in every 82 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 1.4 times the state average.
Cuyahoga County dominates state foreclosure totals in first half of year
Cuyahoga County led all counties, reporting 6,263 properties with foreclosure filings for the midyear period. Franklin County was second highest, reporting 6,133 properties with foreclosure filings. Montgomery County came in third, tallying 2,973 properties with foreclosure filings. Fourth highest was Hamilton County, where 2,648 properties with foreclosure filings were reported. Summit County was fifth, reporting 2,473 properties with foreclosure filings for the first half of the year.
State contributes 4 percent to nation’s foreclosure total in first half of 2011
Ohio accounted for 4 percent of the 1,170,402 properties with foreclosure filings reported nationwide for the first half of 2011. Total U.S. activity decreased 25 percent from the second half of 2010, and was down 29 percent from the level reported for the first half of 2010. One in every 111 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the first six months of the year.
“It would be nice to report that foreclosure activity is dropping as a result of improvements in the economy or the housing market,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “Unfortunately, with unemployment rates inching back up, consumer confidence weak and home sales and prices continuing to languish, this doesn’t appear to be the case.
“Processing and procedural delays are pushing foreclosures further and further out – we estimate that as many as 1 million foreclosure actions that should have taken place in 2011 will now happen in 2012, or perhaps even later. This casts an ominous shadow over the housing market, where recovery is unlikely to happen until the current and forthcoming inventory of distressed properties can be whittled down to a manageable number.”
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.
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Ohio Market Data By County – Midyear 2011
Total Properties with Filings
% Housing Units
1 every X HU
% chg July-Dec 10
% chg Jan-June 2010
Ohio Market Data by County – June 2011
1/every X HU (rate)
% Chg May 11
% Chg June 10