The 17 Cities With The Highest Foreclosure Rates In America

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National foreclosures fell 7 per cent month-over-month in January and were down 28 per cent on the year, according to RealtyTrac’s latest foreclosure report. This was in large part due to a California legislation called the California Homeowner Bill of Rights that came into effect on January 1.

But large parts of the country continue to see a rise in foreclosure rate. We drew on RealtyTrac’s latest foreclosure report to highlight the 17 metros with the highest foreclosure rate.

Note: The metros are ranked by foreclosure rate i.e. 1in every X homes received a foreclosure filing. We picked the 17 metros with the highest foreclosure rate from all the metros measured by RealtyTrac.

Modesto, California

1 in every 415 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
431

Change from December 2012:
-25.17 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-65.71 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL

1 in every 391 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
1,021

Change from December 2012:
+9.20 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-14.77 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia

1 in every 390 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
5,518

Change from December 2012:
+6.83 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-36.18 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Canton-Massillon, Ohio

1 in every 366 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
489

Change from December 2012:
+120.27 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+29.37 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Port St. Lucie, Florida

1 in every 341 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
627

Change from December 2012:
-13.16 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+93.52 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida

1 in every 339 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
794

Change from December 2012:
-3.76 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-11.19 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida

1 in every 336 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
1,098

Change from December 2012:
+0.46 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+16.19 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Lakeland, Florida

1 in every 332 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
843

Change from December 2012:
+6.71 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+26.20 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida

1 in every 307 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
4,383

Change from December 2012:
+0.48 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+40.35 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Jacksonville, Florida

1 in every 301 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
1,974

Change from December 2012:
-4.59 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+22.68 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Illinois

1 in every 293 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
12,931

Change from December 2012:
+22.62 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-5.96 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada

1 in every 283 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
2,931

Change from December 2012:
+11.61 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-39.89 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Stockton, California

1 in every 277 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
841

Change from December 2012:
+11.10 per cent

Change from January 2012:
-49.58 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Rockford, Illinois

1 in every 265 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
549

Change from December 2012:
+39.69 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+34.23 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida

1 in every 241 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
3,876

Change from December 2012:
+54.73 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+9.58 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida

1 in every 228 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
10,794

Change from December 2012:
+22.34 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+27.12 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

Ocala, Florida

1 in every 223 homes received a foreclosure filing in January 2013

Properties with foreclosure filings:
732

Change from December 2012:
+16.75 per cent

Change from January 2012:
+40.77 per cent

Source: RealtyTrac

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