Top 10 states for foreclosure in September
Foreclosure filings dropped 9 percent nationally from August to September to the lowest level since July 2006, according to RealtyTrac. The California-based housing research firm reported that 106,866 U.S. properties -- 1 in every 1,232 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 September.
- 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 Oct. 8, 2014, overnight averages.
- 4Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on personal income. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.