First Quarter 2013 Foreclosure Roundup

According to RealtyTrac, in Illinois and around the country, foreclosures went down during the first quarter of 2013.  While Illinois’ rate of foreclosure activity dropped nearly 5% from the first quarter of 2012, Illinois still ranks the third highest in foreclosure activity in the country.  Only Florida and Nevada have more foreclosures than Illinois.

Chicago, Cook County, and all of the collar counties, with the exception of DuPage County, had reduced foreclosure activity between January 1 and March 31, 2013.  DuPage County’s foreclosure rate increased over both the first and last quarters of 2012.

Nationally, 152,500 properties had foreclosures filed againt them in March of 2013.  That’s actually a little less than the number of new foreclosures filed in February 2012, and about 23% less than the number of new foreclosures filed in March 2012.