Chart: Top 10 states for foreclosure

Chris Persaud
April 12, 2013

Foreclosure filings were down 1 percent nationally from February to March. According to RealtyTrac, a California-based firm that tracks foreclosures, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in March. Nationally, 1 in every 859 housing units received a foreclosure filing last month.

Did your state make the top 10 foreclosure list?

  • Top 10 foreclosures by state (as of March 2013)

  • National foreclosure filing average: 1:859 housing units
  • National average foreclosure sales price: $189,293
States1 Average price2 Ratio of foreclosures3 Rates4 Income tax5
Nevada
$142,312 1:306 3.75% None
Florida
$129,176 1:317 3.51% None
Illinois
$126,567 1:441 3.54% 5%
Ohio
$70,123 1:477 3.51% 0.587% to 5.925%
Maryland
$154,062 1:630 3.78% 2% to 5.75%
Georgia
$111,626 1:645 3.52% 1% to 6%
Arizona
$158,883 1:662 3.57% 2.59% to 4.54%
South Carolina
$134,199 1:673 3.46% Up to 7%
Washington
$213,189 1:687 3.59% None
Indiana
$85,921 1:733 3.53% 3.4%
  • 1States: According to RealtyTrac, these states had the highest rates of foreclosure in March.
  • 2Average price: The average price of all properties sold during the month that were in some state of foreclosure.
  • 3Ratio 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.
  • 4Rates: Average interest rate charged in the state for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage based on Bankrate.com's April 10, 2013, overnight averages.
  • 5Income tax: The range of taxes levied by states on personal income. The tax is based on earned and unearned income.



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