Florida posts 4th highest foreclosure rate in first quarter

One in 487 properties in Florida started the foreclosure process during the first quarter of the year — the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the nation, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property data.

A total of 2,014 properties in the state had foreclosure filings during the first three months of 2019, the data showed. That’s out of 2,031,064 housing units statewide. The foreclosure rate in the state was down 8.8 percent from the same period a year earlier.

“While we did see a slight increase in U.S. foreclosure starts from last quarter, bank repossessions reached an all-time low in the first quarter of 2019, showing continuing signs of a strong housing market,” said Todd Teta, ATTOM Data’s chief product officer.

Only 15 states reported year-over-year rises in foreclosure filings from Jan. 1 to the end of March, the analysis found.

Nationwide, nearly 162,000 properties began the foreclosure process during the first quarter, a 14.74 percent decrease over the first quarter of 2018, according to ATTOM Data.

State Foreclosure Activity in Q1 2019

State Housing Units  Q1 2019 Properties with Foreclosure Filings  Foreclosure Rate (Housing Units Per Foreclosure Filing)  Foreclosure Rate (Housing Units Per Foreclosure Filing) % Change From Q1 2018
New Jersey 3,595,055 10,806   333   1 -29,77
Delaware 423,489 1,163   364   2 -11,83
Maryland 2,427,014 5,887   412   3 -6,35
Florida 9,259,684 19,011   487   4 24,46
Illinois 5,334,847 10,909   489   5 -12,62
South Carolina 2,229,324 4,104   543   6 -14,27
Connecticut 1,507,711 2,561   589   7 -6,94
Ohio 5,174,838 8,574   604   8 -19,96
Nevada 1,220,422 2,020   604   9 -14,66
New Mexico 927,790 1,245   745   10 -26,76
Pennsylvania 5,653,599 7,274   777   11 -18,67
Oklahoma 1,712,841 2,163   792   12 -17,57
New York 8,255,911 10,245   806   13 -20,18
Indiana 2,855,378 3,222   886   14 -36,49
Georgia 4,203,288 4,742   886   15 -13,26
North Carolina 4,521,697 4,878   927   16 -27,14
Alabama 2,231,126 2,361   945   17 -26,54
Texas 10,611,386 10,545  1 006   18 -1,78
Louisiana 2,031,064 2,014  1 008   19 -8,79
Massachusetts 2,864,989 2,749  1 042   20 -22,78
California 13,996,299 13,426  1 042   21 -12,07
Tennessee 2,903,199 2,745  1 058   22 -14,65
Maine 735,711   663  1 110   23 -6,22
Utah 1,046,597   937  1 117   24 -11,35
Virginia 3,466,921 3,037  1 142   25 -20,66
Rhode Island 466,670   408  1 144   26 0,00
Arizona 2,941,894 2,567  1 146   27 -41,62
Missouri 2,763,250 2,305  1 199   28 -20,08
Hawaii 535,543   443  1 209   29 3,02
Iowa 1,376,133 1,093  1 259   30 -37,72
Wisconsin 2,668,692 2,119  1 259   31 -21,40
Michigan 4,568,200 3,610  1 265   32 -13,43
Oregon 1,733,041 1,354  1 280   33 -17,89
Alaska 311,693   240  1 299   34 -35,83
Kentucky 1,965,202 1,387  1 417   35 -26,61
Mississippi 1,308,259   913  1 433   36 11,61
New Hampshire 627,619   429  1 463   37 -3,38
Arkansas 1,353,745   922  1 468   38 -15,49
Colorado 2,319,737 1,350  1 718   39 -7,15
Washington 3,025,516 1,718  1 761   40 -1,38
Nebraska 824,176   462  1 784   41 -31,35
Kansas 1,259,647   702  1 794   42 -25,00
Wyoming 273,088   151  1 809   43 -32,89
Minnesota 2,404,624 1,263  1 904   44 -33,56
West Virginia 889,277   303  2 935   45 4,12
Vermont 331,106   110  3 010   46 -12,70
Idaho 701,196   229  3 062   47 -33,04
Montana 501,099   148  3 386   48 -3,90
South Dakota 379,279   58  6 539   49 -23,68
North Dakota 360,660   52  6 936   50 -22,39
United States 135,387,687 161,875   836 -14,74

Source: ATTOM Data Solutions

This article was first published on The Center Square.

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