Nevada, Arizona, Florida post top state foreclosure rates in first quarter
As it has for the past 13 quarters, Nevada continued to document the nationâ€™s highest state foreclosure rate in the first quarter of 2010. One in every 33 Nevada housing units received a foreclosure filing during the quarter, more than four times the national average and an increase of nearly 15 percent from the previous quarter. Still, Nevadaâ€™s total of 34,557 properties receiving a foreclosure filing in the first quarter was down 16 percent from the first quarter of 2009.
Arizona foreclosure activity in the first quarter increased on a quarterly and annual basis, helping the state to post the nationâ€™s second highest state foreclosure rate for the third consecutive quarter. One in every 49 Arizona properties received a foreclosure filing during the quarter â€” nearly three times the national average.
With one in every 57 Florida properties receiving a foreclosure filing during the quarter, the state posted the nationâ€™s third highest state foreclosure rate for the second straight quarter. Floridaâ€™s Q1 foreclosure activity increased on a quarterly and annual basis.
California foreclosure activity decreased 6 percent from the first quarter of 2009, but the state still documented the nationâ€™s fourth highest foreclosure rate â€” one in every 62 housing units receiving a foreclosure filing.
Utah foreclosure activity increased 75 percent from the first quarter of 2009, the highest annual increase among states with top-10 foreclosure rates and giving it the nationâ€™s fifth highest state foreclosure rate. Foreclosure filings were reported on 10,756 Utah properties, a rate of one in every 88 housing units and an increase of 21 percent from the previous quarter.
Other states with foreclosure rates ranking among the top 10 in the first quarter were Michigan, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois and Colorado.