Top 10 states for foreclosure in April

Foreclosure filings declined by 7.38% nationally from March to April. But these states had the highest rates of foreclosure last month, according to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks the numbers. Nationally, 1 in every 1,315 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

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Top 10 foreclosures by state (for April 2016)
Rank States1 Ratio of foreclosures2 Rates3 (%)
1 Maryland 1 in 545 3.6
2 New Jersey 1 in 565 3.59
3 Delaware 1 in 628 3.48
4 Florida 1 in 731 3.65
5 Nevada 1 in 754 3.51
6 Illinois 1 in 942 3.67
7 South Carolina 1 in 949 3.67
8 Ohio 1 in 971 3.48
9 Rhode Island 1 in 1,228 3.44
10 Pennsylvania 1 in 1,233 3.45
  • 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in April.
  • 2Ratio of foreclosures: Ratio is based on the total number of properties entered into RealtyTrac's database during the year, 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 May 18, 2016, overnight averages.



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