Nebraska Foreclosure Activity Down in First Quarter

Foreclosure filings down 26 percent from Q4 2010, down 33 percent from a year ago

 

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 699 Nebraska properties during the first quarter of 2011, down 26 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010 and 33 percent below the level reported for the same quarter last year, according to the latest RealtyTrac® U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

 

The state posted the 45th highest foreclosure rate in the nation, with one in every 1,133 Nebraska housing units receiving a foreclosure filing during the quarter. Foreclosure filings were reported on 247 Nebraska properties in March, a 1 percent increase from February, but still down 52 percent from March 2010. The state’s unemployment rate remains one of the lowest in the nation at 4.2 percent. One in every 3,206 Nebraska housing units received a foreclosure filing in March, the 45th highest state foreclosure rate in the nation.

 

Douglas County reports state’s top foreclosure rate in the first quarter

Douglas County posted the highest foreclosure rate in Nebraska during the first quarter of 2011, with one in every 537 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 2.1 times the state average. Furnas County had the second highest foreclosure rate, with one in every 684 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing — 1.7 times the state average. One in every 713 housing units in Nemaha County received a foreclosure filing, the third highest foreclosure rate in the state for the quarter.

 

Douglas County also reports state’s top foreclosure activity in the first quarter

Douglas County also led the state in foreclosure activity, reporting 403 properties with a foreclosure filing. Lancaster County had the second highest total in the state, reporting 71 properties with foreclosure filings. Third highest total was tallied in Sarpy County, where 59 properties with foreclosure filings were reported. Reporting 13 properties with foreclosure filings for the quarter, Dodge and Hall counties each registered the fourth highest total in the state.

 

State a minor contributor to nation’s foreclosure total in first quarter

Nebraska accounted for less than 1 percent of the 681,153 properties with foreclosure filings reported nationwide for the first quarter of 2011. Total U.S. activity decreased almost 15 percent from the fourth quarter of 2010, and was down 27 percent from the level reported for the same quarter in 2010. One in every 191 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing during the quarter.

 

“The nation’s housing market continued to languish in the first quarter, even as foreclosure activity fell to a three-year low,” said James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer of RealtyTrac. “Weak demand, declining home prices and the lack of credit availability are weighing heavily on the market, which is still facing the dual threat of a looming shadow inventory of distressed properties and the probability that foreclosure activity will begin to increase again as lenders and servicers gradually work their way through the backlog of thousands of foreclosures that have been delayed due to improperly processed paperwork.”

 

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.

 

Nebraska Top Foreclosure Rates By County – Q1 2011

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

/Natl. Avg.

/State Avg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

97,901

99,211

216,867

52,128

215,046

681,153

191

n/a

n/a

Nebraska

223

0

198

0

278

699

1,133

0.17

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas

223

0

79

0

101

403

537

0.36

2.11

Furnas

0

0

2

0

2

4

684

0.28

1.66

Nemaha

0

0

3

0

2

5

713

0.27

1.59

Saline

0

0

3

0

4

7

829

0.23

1.37

Sherman

0

0

2

0

0

2

929

0.21

1.22

 

 

 

 

 

Nebraska Top Foreclosure Totals by County – Q1 2011

 

County

NOD

LIS

NTS

NFS

REO

Total

1/every X HU (rate)

% Chg Q4 10

% Chg Q1 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

97,901

99,211

216,867

52,128

215,046

681,153

191

-14.76

-26.93

Nebraska

223

0

198

0

278

699

1,133

-26.03

-32.66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas

223

0

79

0

101

403

537

-33.17

-45.24

Lancaster

0

0

23

0

48

71

1,661

-19.32

1.43

Sarpy

0

0

27

0

32

59

1,022

-7.81

18.00

Dodge

0

0

5

0

8

13

1,239

18.18

0.00

Hall

0

0

7

0

6

13

1,770

-31.58

-40.91

 

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