Top 10 states for foreclosure in December
Foreclosure filings increased 1.53 percent over December, according to RealtyTrac. The California-based housing research firm reported that 114,222 U.S. properties -- 1 in every 1,153 housing units -- had foreclosure filings last month.
Did your state make the top 10 foreclosure list?
- 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in December.
- 2Ratio 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.
- 3Rates: Average interest rate charged in the state for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage based on Bankrate.com's Jan. 14, 2015, overnight averages.
- 4Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on personal income. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.