Number of Closed Foreclosures in Florida Rank Highest in the Nation

November 29, 2016 Posted by kingcade

Florida lenders are completing almost double the amount of foreclosures than any other state.  Florida recorded 53,084 closed foreclosures during the 12-month period ended in September, according to a report from the real estate data provider, CoreLogic.

That accounted for 13 percent of all the completed foreclosures nationwide and was almost double the 27,182 reported in the No. 2 state, Texas.

Florida, one of the states hardest hit by the real estate market crash, posted the sixth-highest inventory of homes in foreclosure in the U.S., with 1.6 percent of homes in some stage of distress.

While there are fewer new foreclosures being filed, Florida still has a sizable backlog of cases in the court system. The sunshine state has the fourth-longest average timeline, at 1,038 days, from to start to finish of a foreclosure.

In Florida, 3.8 percent of all home mortgages are considered seriously delinquent — at least 90 days past due — which tied for the fourth-highest rate in the nation. This number was down by more than one-third over the year.

CoreLogic’s CEO anticipates that heading into 2017, we will see that prices, performance and production — the three most important drivers of the real estate market — will all improve.

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