Foreclosure filings were up 7 percent nationally from July to August. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these 10 states had the highest rates of foreclosure in August. Nationally, 1 in every 570 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

Did your state make the top 10 foreclosure list?

  • Top 10 Foreclosures by State (as of August 2011)

  • National foreclosure filing average:1:570 housing units.
  • National average foreclosure sales price: $173,496.
States* Average price* Ratio of foreclosures* Rates* Income tax*
Nevada

$122,188 1:118 4.20% No income tax
California

$237,625 1:226 4.17% Varies from 1.25 percent to 9.55%
Arizona

$130,800 1:248 4.22% Varies from 2.59% to 4.54%
Georgia

$121,077 1:346 4.13% Varies from 1% to 6%
Idaho

$142,303 1:348 4.15% Varies from 1.6% to 7.8%
Michigan

$66,494 1:349 4.19% 4.35%
Florida

$121,466 1:376 4.17% No income tax
Illinois

$122,670 1:424 4.14% 3%
Colorado

$171,835 1:439 4.18% 4.63%
Utah

$199,063 1:450 4.20% 5%
  • *States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in August.
  • *Average Price: The average price of all properties sold during the month that were in some state of foreclosure.
  • *Ratio of foreclosures: Ratio is based on the total number of properties entered into RealtyTrac’s database during the month, broken out by type of filing.
  • *Rates: Average interest rate charged in the state for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage based on Bankrate.com’s Sept. 19, 2011, overnight averages.
  • *Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on personal income. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.

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