Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Florida pre-foreclosures spike for first half of '07

Florida took the No. 2 spot among the states with the highest preforeclosure filings from January through June, foreclosures.com reported Monday.

Florida posted 90,145 pre-foreclosure filings -- homeowners who have defaulted on their mortgages but have not yet lost their homes -- or 1.42 percent per capita. That compared with 39,037 filings, or .62 percent per capita, for the same period in 2006.

Nationwide, three out of every 1,000 homeowners lost their homes to foreclosure in the first half of the year, which represents a 41 percent increase compared to the same period last year. There also were more than 507,000 preforeclosure filings in the United States, or nearly seven of every 1,000 households, for the first six months of the year.

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