Top 10 states for foreclosure

Chris Persaud
January 17, 2014

Foreclosure filings were down 26 percent nationally from 2012 to 2013. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in 2013. Nationally, 1 in every 96 housing units received a foreclosure filing last year.

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  • Top 10 foreclosures by state (for 2013)

  • National foreclosure filing average: 1:96 housing units
  • 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in 2013.
  • 2Ratio of foreclosures: Ratio is based on the total number of properties entered into RealtyTrac's database during the month, broken out by type of filing.
  • 3Rates: Average interest rate charged in the state for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage based on Bankrate.com's Jan. 16, 2013, overnight averages.
  • 4Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on personal income. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.



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