Very Cool Interactive Foreclosure Map

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

Hi guys. Here's a very cool interactive map*** showing the foreclosure activity throughout the United States. In my area, Polk County Florida, 1 in 297 properties is in foreclosure. In 2009 it was 1 in 149. So I guess that's something :)

Short Sales however have increased quite a bit. In 2009 only 763 short Sales closed in all of Polk County. Year to date for 2012 is 1,355. So Short Sales have more than doubled in the last 3 years while foreclosures are half what they were in 2009.

It looks like more people are being proactive and choosing to do a Short Sale over just letting their property be foreclosed. Since Florida is a deficiency State that’s a very good thing.

Doing a short sale at least gives the Seller/borrower an opportunity to negotiate an exit strategy to hopefully avoid a Deficiency Judgment in the future.

My experience is that most lenders will waive their deficiency rights if the Borrower does the right thing  and doesn’t just walk away from the property. Not only can you get your deficiency waived but you may also receive money at closing.

We’ve recently had some of our Sellers receive as much as $23,000 at closing. Now isn’t that better than being foreclosed on?

***The map came from: using data from Realtytrac.


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Shane Barker
Amerifirst Financial, INC. - Salt Lake City, UT

Wow, this is great for me to use in my own investment strategies.  This is a great way to put the data together.

Oct 04, 2012 03:34 AM #29
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Bryan -- thank you for finding this and sharing it with the rest of us.  It does give us some better data to work with in dealing with clients.

Oct 04, 2012 06:46 AM #30
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Bryant-The northwest looks relatively healthy compared to SE. Great find.



Oct 04, 2012 09:03 AM #31
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I keeep telling everyone that we do not have the problems that the rest of the nation has been faced with...

Oct 04, 2012 09:04 AM #32
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Bryant - I give you a lot of credit for keeping your head above water during a terrible prolonged period in your market.  You adapted and succeeded.  Now it looks like you will have to shift again as the market improves.

Oct 04, 2012 10:25 AM #33
David Grbich
Realty One Group - - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Thanks Bryant - nice tool - not much color in socal which is a little surprising. Regards Dave

Oct 04, 2012 11:45 AM #34
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

BB - I hadn't seen this yet though it's a great graphic to show people.

Oct 04, 2012 02:30 PM #35
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Hi guys. Thanks for stopping by.

I found that map through a Facebook posting from Linda K Mayer. I just swiped it :)

Whoever put the map together did an awesome job.

Oct 04, 2012 03:47 PM #36
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Cool map. Not surprising Florida is so "brightly" colored here! Thanks!

Oct 04, 2012 10:38 PM #37
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I saw something like this recently but it wasn't interactive. I'll use it, thanks!

Oct 04, 2012 10:50 PM #38
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Cool map but not accurate when it comes to our area of Lafayette, Louisiana. It's way off! It lists 1 foreclosure in 1,171 for this past July. Right now we have 59 foreclosures (active listings) for 1,123 total inventory. Our levels have been pretty stable for the past few years. Am I missing something?

Oct 04, 2012 11:30 PM #39
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Bryan, that is very cool.  We wanted to sit there and paly with it!

Oct 05, 2012 01:16 AM #40
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Very good tool to show investors where the distressed properties are located and the trending opportunities either increasing or decreasing. 

Oct 05, 2012 01:59 AM #41
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

This is pretty cool until you check out your own area and see that such a huge number of people in your area are in foreclosure. Hope it continues to get better from here.

Oct 05, 2012 06:49 AM #42
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Bryant,

Very cool. I was surprised, there are not more foreclosed properties in Baltimore City.

Oct 05, 2012 11:10 AM #43
Peter Michelbach
International, IT
i Sell Real Estate

Hi Bryan,

like with everything else data is not always 100% . Yet this is  a cool informative map -- great tool -- both for investors, sellers and buyers alike and for us agents (inclusive those from overseas as well) to measure the past, present and determine future trends..... Thank you for sharing.

Oct 05, 2012 10:19 PM #44
Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

This is great BB. Really appreciate it!

Oct 06, 2012 03:17 AM #45
Jon Quist
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Really a great map. Now if I can figure out how to save that little puppy?

Oct 06, 2012 03:48 PM #46
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I guess us folks out in the middle of the Pacific didn't make the cut, which is not unusual.  Nice map though!

Oct 07, 2012 11:55 AM #47
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Cool map, BB. We are making progress here in San Diego, but still worse off than back in 2007.


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