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Top 10 states for foreclosure in March

Foreclosure filings increased by 11.06% nationally from February to March. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure last month. Nationally, 1 in every 1,218 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

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Top 10 foreclosures by state (for March 2016)
RankStates1Ratio of foreclosures2Rates3 (%)Income tax4 (%)
1Maryland1 in 5373.592 to 5.75
2Delaware1 in 5843.460 to 6.6
3New Jersey1 in 6633.61.4 to 8.97
4Nevada1 in 7063.49None
5Florida1 in 7303.64None
6Illinois1 in 8033.683.75
7South Carolina1 in 8353.680 to 7
8Ohio1 in 8863.470.495 to 4.997
9Pennsylvania1 in 1,0203.443.07
10Indiana1 in 1,0613.693.3
  • 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in March.
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  • 2Ratio of foreclosures: Ratio is based on the total number of properties entered into RealtyTrac's database during the year, broken out by type of filing.
  • 3Rates: Average interest rate charged in the state for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage based on's April 13, 2016, overnight averages.
  • 4Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on a personal income for a single taxpayer. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.



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