Foreclosures Increased in Q1 2012

Realtytrac reports foreclosures are up in 54% of metro areas for Q1 2012.

First quarter foreclosure activity increased from the previous quarter in 114 out of the nation’s 212 metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more.

First quarter foreclosure activity increased from the previous quarter in 26 out of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas, led by Pittsburgh (up 49 percent), Indianapolis (up 37 percent), Philadelphia (up 30 percent), New York (up 24 percent), Raleigh, N.C. (up 23 percent), and Virginia Beach, Va. (up 22 percent).

The biggest quarterly decreases in foreclosure activity among the 50 largest metro areas were in Portland, Ore. (down 28 percent), Las Vegas (down 26 percent), Providence, R.I. (down 24 percent), Salt Lake City (down 22 percent), Boston (down 21 percent), and San Jose, Calif. (down 21 percent).

Lender Processing also reported mortgage deliquencies are down -6.8% from February and are currently 7.09% of all mortgages. Since March 2011 delinquencies have declined -​8.8%. That said, foreclosure inventory is up 0.1% and stands at 2,060,000. That is a hell of a lot of foreclosures that need to be sold.

For the year, foreclosure activity is down in 64% of metro areas.

Thirty-three of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas posted year-over-year decreases in foreclosure activity, led by Las Vegas (down 61 percent), Seattle (down 53 percent), Austin, Texas (down 51 percent), Salt Lake City (down 49 percent), and Buffalo, N.Y. (down 47 percent).

The biggest annual increases in foreclosure activity among the 50 largest metro areas were in Orlando (up 52 percent), Indianapolis (up 41 percent), Hartford, Conn. (up 38 percent), Miami (up 37 percent), and Philadelphia (up 33 percent).

In Q1 2012 there were 572,928 foreclosure filings, or 1 in every 230 housing units. Stockton, CA is #1, with 1 in 60 homes being foreclosed upon and of the top metro areas for foreclosures, California has the first top 7.

There is more information on Realtytrack's website and their below table gives foreclosures by state.

Subject Meta: 

Forum Categories: 

Corelogic foreclosures for March

Corelogic also covers foreclosures, which showed the same rate, 7% from last month.

 

  • The five states with the largest number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ending in March 2012 were: California (150,000), Florida (92,000), Michigan (62,000), Arizona (58,000) and Texas (57,000). These five states account for 49.1 percent of all completed foreclosures nationally.
  • The percent of homeowners nationally who were more than 90 days late on their mortgage payments, including homes in foreclosure and REO, was 7.0 percent for March 2012 compared to 7.5 percent for March 2011, and 7.0 percent in February 2012.   
  • The five states with the highest foreclosure rates were: Florida (12.1 percent), New Jersey (6.6 percent), Illinois (5.4 percent), Nevada (4.9 percent) and New York (4.9 percent).
  • The five states with the lowest foreclosure rates were: Wyoming (0.7 percent), Alaska (0.8 percent), North Dakota (0.8 percent), Nebraska (1.1 percent) and South Dakota (1.4 percent).
  • Of the top 100 markets, measured by Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) population, 35 are showing an increase in the year-over-year foreclosure rate in March 2012, two more than in February 2012 when 33 of the top CBSAs were showing an increase in the year-over-year foreclosure rate. 
You must have Javascript enabled to use this form.