4 States Account for 50% of Foreclosures in Nation

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Northern Illinois Real Estate

This chart I found on a blog from Philly shows how the top four states stack up against the rest of the country.


 forceclosure chart

 Illinois is number four in total numbers, but number seven per capita.

See the November 09 numbers in this previous blog post.


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Comments (5)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Woo-Hoo! Bring 'em on. We need more housing inventory. It's a strong seller's market here in San Ramon CA and many sellers are requiring buyers to waive the appraisal contingency.

Jan 18, 2010 12:44 PM
Jon Sigler
Coldwell Banker Realty - South Windsor, CT
South Windsor Homes for Sale 860-306-8029

Real estate is a very local business, far to many headlines would love to make it a national business.  This graphic does a great job at showing that.

Jan 18, 2010 01:07 PM
Tom Robinson
Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office - Fairfax, VA
Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC

I am surprised to not see Nevada or Michigan with all of the abandoned houses in Detroit (20% of the cities homes).

Jan 18, 2010 01:15 PM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

I agree with Tom, #3. Those states at least deserve special recognition.

Jan 18, 2010 01:44 PM
OK and Associates Realty Plus
Northern Illinois Real Estate - McHenry, IL

Hi all,

Thanks for the comments.  I though Nevada, Ohio, or Michigan would be ahead of Illinois in total numbers.  I believe they are ahead if you look at the numbers per capita.

Jan 20, 2010 10:29 AM