According to the Florida Legislatures Office of Economic and Demographic Research, Jacksonville led the United States in foreclosures last month. The data also reflected that Florida had the highest number of foreclosure filings nationwide. Among the highest U.S. metro area rates, nine of the top 10 were in Florida, led by Jacksonville, followed by Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Ocala and Palm Bay-Melbourne.
According to data from RealtyTrac, Florida posted the nation’s highest state foreclosure rate for the third consecutive month in July, with one in every 328 housing units with a foreclosure filing during the month. This number is more than three times the national average!
Florida foreclosure activity continues to increase. According to the data, 16 of the last 19 months foreclosure activity has increased on an annual basis in Florida. Scheduled foreclosure auctions increased 74 percent from a year ago and bank repossessions increased 13 percent from a year ago.
Click here to read more on the recent report showing the city of Jacksonville leading the U.S. in foreclosures.
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 website, www.miamibankruptcy.com.