South Florida Foreclosures Continue to Decline

February 26, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Once a foreclosure hotbed during the U.S. economic downturn, South Florida’s housing market continues its recovery in the New Year.  The number of homes in some stage of foreclosure reached 3,063 during January, according to RealtyTrac.  That is approximately one in every 808 homes- a rate that has fallen by 45 percent compared to January 2015.

Miami-Dade had the most foreclosures out of South Florida’s three counties with 1,358 homes in distress. Broward and Palm Beach counties had 919 and 786 last month.  The decrease in foreclosures means South Florida now ranks 22nd in the nation for properties in financial distress.

Nationally, the trend was similar.  A total of 95,186 homes were in some stage of foreclosure last month, a decline from 11 percent compared to the same month a year ago.  The U.S. is now at its lowest foreclosure rate since 2008, according to RealtyTrac.

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