Florida’s Metro Areas Rank at the Top for Foreclosures in April

toy house on top of piles of money and gavel behind itAccording to RealtyTrac, one of the leading sources for real property information, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach area had the third-highest foreclosure activity among large metro areas last month.

Of the 20 metro areas with the worst foreclosure rates, 11 are located in Florida. This should come as no surprise since the state leads the nation in foreclosure activity, even with a nine percent decrease from last year. RealtyTrac revealed that Florida’s foreclosure rate of 1 in every 400 residences being in foreclosure is almost three times the national average. In reviewing the foreclosure data, RealtyTrac considers default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions.

The metro area with the greatest number of foreclosures is Orlando. It had 1 in every 289 residences having some type of foreclosure filing in April. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach ranked second with 1 in every 306 residences having some type of foreclosure filing in April. The greater Miami area had 1 in every 345 residences in some form of foreclosure in April.

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