Foreclosures are on the decline, according to the latest evidence from RealtyTrac. The U.S. housing market continues to emerge from a deep slump, aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer bad loans. More homeowners are keeping up with their mortgage payments, leading fewer homes to enter the foreclosure pipeline.
Foreclosures totaled 747,728 last year, which is down 33 percent from a year earlier and is the lowest annual level since 2006. As of December, more than 1.2 million properties nationwide were in some stage of the foreclosure process or owned by banks, but not yet sold. That is a decline of 19 percent from a year earlier and 44 percent below their peak of more than 2.2 million homes in December 2010, Realty Trac said.
Florida continues to remain the nation’s foreclosure hotbed and had 306,018 homes in some stage of foreclosure or owned by banks in December. That amounts to a quarter of the national total.
Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.