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Top 10 states for foreclosure

Chris Persaud

Foreclosure filings were up 2 percent nationally from August to September. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in September. Nationally, 1 in every 998 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

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  • Top 10 foreclosures by state (as of September 2013)

  • National foreclosure filing average: 1:998 housing units
  • National average foreclosure sales price: $113,000
States1 Ratio of foreclosures2 Rates3 Income tax4
Nevada
1:249 4.29% None
Florida
1:406 4.25% None
Illinois
1:528 4.27% 5%
Maryland
1:566 4.29% 2% to 5.75%
New Jersey
1:656 4.23% 1.4% to 8.97%
Connecticut
1:677 4.27% 3% to 6.7%
Ohio
1:701 4.28% 0.587% to 5.925%
Indiana
1:745 4.29% 3.40%
South Carolina
1:820 4.26% Up to 7%
Utah
1:839 4.53% 5%
  • 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in August.
  • 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 Oct. 9, 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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