December 2011: Top 10 states for foreclosure

Foreclosure filings were down 9 percent nationally from November to December. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in November. Nationally, 1 in every 634 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

Did your state make the top 10 foreclosure list?

  • *States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in December.
  • *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's Jan. 19, 2012, 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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