Foreclosure filings in August increased 27 percent compared to the same month a year ago, a significantly slower pace than in previous months, according to data released Thursday.These are pretty rough projections. Housing values and foreclosure rates have not bottomed out yet. Nationally things will still get worse before things get better. Hopefully the damage is not catastrophic.
Nationwide, 303,800 homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in August, up 12 percent from July, . said. That means one in every 416 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing last month....
The top three states in foreclosure rates were Nevada, California and Arizona, in that order, RealtyTrac said. Florida, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois and Indiana rounded out the top 10, though Michigan, Georgia, Ohio and Colorado all reported rate decreases year-over-year.
Weak sales, sinking home values, tighter home loan lending practices and a slowing U.S. economy hamstrung by high fuel prices has left some homeowners with few options to avoid foreclosure. Many can't find buyers or owe more than their home is worth and can't refinance into an affordable loan.
An estimated 2.8 million U.S. households will face foreclosure, turn over their homes to their lender or sell the properties for less than their mortgage's value by the end of next year, predicts Moody's Economy.com.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
US Foreclosure Rates Up
Following up on our New Jersey foreclosure rate post, foreclosure levels are also up throughout the US. Here is an AP article from Yahoo that discusses Foreclosure filings increase, but at slower rate. Lets take a look -