The 15 Cities Still Getting Crushed By Foreclosures

Foreclosure mapJune 2011 foreclosure rate heat map

Photo: RealtyTrac

Foreclosure activity has gone down in 178 of America’s 211 metropolitan areas. But filings continue to remain high, with one in every 111 housing units receiving one in the first half of 2011, according to RealtyTrac.We pulled the top 15 areas with the highest foreclosure rates, and most lie in the Spanish Belt. All the areas are from California, Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and Idaho.

Unsurprisingly Las Vegas-Paradise again posted the highest foreclosure rate with 5.36% of all homes receiving a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011.

#15 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho

1 in every 45 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 5,336

Change from first half of 2010: -16.88%

Source: RealtyTrac

#14 Visalia-Porterville, California

1 in every 43 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 3,199

Change from first half of 2010: -14.72%

Source: RealtyTrac

#13 Prescott, Arizona

1 in every 43 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 2,475

Change from first half of 2010: -8.6%

Source: RealtyTrac

#12 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida

1 in every 42 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 8,699

Change from first half of 2010: -52.15%

Source: RealtyTrac

#11 Fresno, California

1 in every 42 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 7,431

Change from first half of 2010: -10.8%

Source: RealtyTrac

#10 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, California

1 in every 39 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 21,721

Change from first half of 2010: -20.36%

Source: RealtyTrac

#9 Merced, California

1 in every 36 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 2,334

Change from first half of 2010: -37.63%

Source: RealtyTrac

#8 Bakersfield, California

1 in every 36 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 7,633

Change from first half of 2010: -23.75%

Source: RealtyTrac

#7 Reno-Sparks, Nevada

1 in every 34 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 5,413

Change from first half of 2010: -20.44%

Source: RealtyTrac

#6 Vallejo-Fairfield, California

1 in every 32 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 4,655

Change from first half of 2010: -20.9%

Source: RealtyTrac

#5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California

1 in every 31 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 46,959

Change from first half of 2010: -26.3%

Source: RealtyTrac

#4 Stockton, California

1 in every 31 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 7,422

Change from first half of 2010: -25.77%

Source: RealtyTrac

#3 Modesto, California

1 in every 30 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 5,824

Change from first half of 2010: -27.51%

Source: RealtyTrac

#2 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona

1 in every 28 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 60,985

Change from first half of 2010: -16.86%

Source: RealtyTrac

#1 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada

1 in every 19 housing units received a foreclosure filing in the first half of 2011

Total properties with foreclosure filings: 43,944

Change from first half of 2010: -17.9%

Source: RealtyTrac

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