Foreclosure filings down 1%, bank repos up 4%

Nationwide, Attom reported foreclosure filings on 938,173 U.S. properties last year, down 13.4% from 2015 to the lowest level since 2006, when there were 717,522 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings. It’s the first time in a decade the number of foreclosures was fewer than 1 million.

The surge in foreclosures from a year earlier indicated that the cycle has yet to hit its peak, the firm said. Home foreclosure filings in february totaled 223,651, down 4 percent from January.

The number of foreclosed homes was down 21.7% in January, while completed foreclosures declined by 16.2% from the same period a year earlier. Foreclosure inventory down again in January

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Foreclosures continued to plague the U.S. housing market last quarter, while a a growing backlog has caused the length of the foreclosure process to drag on and on.

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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 4 Percent in March Driven by Rising Foreclosure Starts and Auctions. foreclosure up to 572 days nationwide. had a foreclosure filing during the quarter.

The report also includes new data for December 2017, when there were 64,651 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings, up 1 percent from the previous month but still down 25 percent from a year ago – the 27th consecutive month with a year-over-year decrease in foreclosure activity.

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Foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – continued to drop, decreasing 4% from a year ago to 119,888 U.S. properties in January, according to a report released by Irvine, CA-based RealtyTrac.

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Last Friday, RealtyTrac released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report for July 2011, which shows foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – were reported on 212,764 U.S. properties in July, a 4 percent decrease from June and a 35 percent decrease from July 2010.

Calhoun County saw a 44.4% drop in foreclosures this year.. Calhoun County foreclosures down significantly from last year. "There’s some instances where we would show up to a foreclosed.