Florida Remains in Top 20 Markets with Highest foreclosure Rates

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Investor Realty Group, LLC BK3075919

 Florida and California cities accounted for 17 of the top 20 cities with housing facing foreclosures in the US.  Unemployment is now creeping up as a primary reason that these numbers are increasing and the forecloses have now shifted away from speculators who are turning over properties to banks to primary homeowners who can no longer keep up with monthly housing costs.

It is now widely believed that we are entering a new wave of foreclosures that will be driven by pure economic hardships and unemployment than what initiated it,  otherwise known as  subprime loans that started the downfall in 2007. 

Las Vegas remains at the top where 12% of households have received a notice of default, auction or repossession in 2009, more than 5 times the national average.  Cape Coral-Ft Myers had the second highest rate of foreclosure filings. 

 Other Florida cities with very high filing ratios included Orlando, Port St Lucie, and Miami- Ft Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, all at the top end of filings.

These statistics definitely reinforce the need for a much more proactive approach to sell property including short sales, auctions and banks taking a more aggressive approach to getting bad loans off the books by selling REO inventory.

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Troy Fowler Lic. Real Estate Broker & Lic. Real Estate Auctioneer #AU3595


Comments (2)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Hmmm...interesting stats.   So, in some areas, that "double dip" theory could be the case.

Jan 29, 2010 03:19 AM
Kate Wheeler
Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor - Murphy, NC
CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale

Sorry to hear that Florida is still suffering - we depend on Floridians for many of our sales here in the mountains.

Jan 29, 2010 03:27 AM